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Bacula Version: 5.2.5

I have configured bacula to write volumes to disk, however bacula stops writing to the volume as soon as it reaches 2gb. The file system is not an issue as I have stored files larger than 2gb.

06-Dec 17:22 backup-sd JobId 8421: End of Volume "Full-Monthly-0005" at 0:2147475577 on device "FileStorage" (/nfs/backup-pool). Write of 64512 bytes got 8069.
06-Dec 17:22 backup-sd JobId 8421: End of medium on Volume "Full-Monthly-0005" Bytes=2,147,475,578 Blocks=33,288 at 06-Dec-2012 17:22.


backup1@backup:/nfs/backup-pool$ ls -alh Full-Monthly-0005 <br>
-rw-r----- 1 bacula tape 2.0G Dec  3 16:14 Full-Monthly-0005

bacula-dir.conf:
Pool {
 Name = Full-Monthly
 Pool Type = Backup
 Recycle = yes
 Volume Retention = 5 months
 Volume Use Duration = 1 day
 Maximum Volumes = 5
 Maximum Volume Bytes = 12gb
}

bacula-sd.conf:
Device {
 Name = FileStorage
 Media Type = File
 Archive Device = /nfs/backup-pool
 LabelMedia = yes                   # lets Bacula label unlabeled media
 Random Access = Yes
 RemovableMedia = no
 AlwaysOpen = no
 Label media = yes
 Maximum Volume Size = 12gb
}

In my original configuration Maximum Volume Bytes and Maximum Volume Size were not set at all and so should have defauted to no maximum but that did not work either.

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The file system is not an issue as I have stored files larger than 2gb

Check again. The filesystem is apparently mounted over NFS and NFSv2 clients can only get to the first 2GB of a file. Thus, even if the filesystem has other 2GB+ files on it, they can't be fully handled over NFS.

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Asker (apparently) commented (via an attempted suggested edit) that editing etc/autofs.master from backup-pool -nfsvers=2 server:/path to backup-pool -fstype=nfs4 server:/path worked. See serverfault.com/review/suggested-edits/43385 –  Jeff Ferland Dec 7 '12 at 20:51
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