Author Topic: backup to attached usb drive errors  (Read 490 times)


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backup to attached usb drive errors
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:17:29 pm »
I keep getting errors like this on my  LS-WVLD43 .      rsync: recv_generator: failed to stat "/mnt/usbdisk1/_backups/tim_files/Archives/audio/": Input/output error (5)
what does this error mean?  I have also gotten an error that says broken pipe...   I have the latest firmware, 1.74 and I've re-started the drive several times and still get the same errors.


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Re: backup to attached usb drive errors
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 08:44:28 am »
can you give a little more detail about what you are doing when you get these errors, and where you are getting them?

the rsync error likely means that it can't read/write/create/ that file. I usually see something like that when I have some sort of permissions problem or the disk is full or something like that.

the broken pipe error happens when the program is trying to send data through a connection which has closed. I typically see these if the remote system crashes or otherwise disconnects abruptly.