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[root@centosvm01 /]# tar --create --exclude="storage/thumbs/" --file="storagebackup.tar" storage/ tar: storagebackup.tar: Wrote only 8192 of 10240 bytes tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

I am trying to backup the entire /storage directory but exclude /storage/thumbs/

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Just a guess: is your disk full?

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That would be my guess as well. – Dave Drager Dec 3 '10 at 15:11
Also, add -v to the tar command to see each file as it's added. It might help you see where it's breaking. – SmallClanger Dec 3 '10 at 15:19
/storage isn't full, i know that – Andrew Fashion Dec 3 '10 at 19:00

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