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sr #109214: Error: "unsupported file type "

Submitter:  Jona Weber <dimenhydrinate>
Submitted:  Fri 06 Jan 2017 02:11:26 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Fri 06 Jan 2017 04:01:35 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Yes, the first backup is very slow. All following ones are much much faster.
You should read chapter 5 of the pdf documentation to understand what's going on. There are to pdf files: one in English and one in German.

Btw, backup is something fundamentally important. So you should understand what your backup tool is doing and also check if restore works.

just my 2 cents...

Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
Group administrator
Fri 06 Jan 2017 03:55:52 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Solved it !

but backup is taking verry long. My Directory is just about 4gb and the programm  is running now for 30 min.. is that usual ?

Jona Weber <dimenhydrinate>
Fri 06 Jan 2017 03:55:39 PM UTC, comment #3: 

you can generate a configuration file with: -g stbu.conf

But probably the easiest way to solve your problem is not to save sackets (which mostly makes no sense at all):

 do not save the specified types of files, allowed: Sbcfpl
# S - file is a socket
# b - file is a block special file
# c - file is a character special file
# f - file is a plain file
# p - file is a named pipe
# l - file is a symbolic link
# Spbc can only be backed up if GNU copy is available.

--exceptTypes Sbc
should do that (with linux, it also makes no sense to backup 'bc').

Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
Group administrator
Fri 06 Jan 2017 02:51:03 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Hi Heinz-Josef

thanks for that fast response!

actually thats my first day with storeBackup and i dint use the config file so far. Where is it usually located ?

the terminal option is not working..

Jona Weber <dimenhydrinate>
Fri 06 Jan 2017 02:26:31 PM UTC, comment #1: 

if you look into your configuration file, you can see the following comment:

# Activate this option if your system's cp is a full-featured GNU
# version. In this case you will be able to also backup several
# special file types like sockets.
# Possible values are 'yes' and 'no'. Default is 'no'

Did you try
cpIsGnu = yes

or on the command line


storeBackup uses the command 'cp -a' to copy sockets. Your KDE (=linux?) should use gnu-cp, and it should work with your Apple NFS Server - but I don't know.
Please try.

Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
Group administrator
Fri 06 Jan 2017 02:11:26 PM UTC, original submission:  

when backing up my /home that error occures:

WARNING: (...) 4619 unsupported file type 'socket' <.gnupg/S.gpg-agent>

Anybody knows help ?

Using a MacBook-NFS destination from my KDEneon Notebook

Jona Weber <dimenhydrinate>


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