Errors when running fsarchiver

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da2357
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon May 13, 2013 2:28 pm

Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by da2357 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:23 pm

Hello. I've been using fsarchiver for several months now and have generally been very successful with it... both in creating and restoring images. I think it's a great tool.

The problem I'm encountering is this: I have an Acer PC with four partitions on it (/dev/sda1 through /dev/sda4). I'm able to create disk-images of /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, and /dev/sda4 with no errors. However, when I run fsarchiver on /dev/sda3, which corresponds to the PC's C: drive, I get statistical errors reported. The fsarchiver command I'm using is:

fsarchiver -z3 -v savefs /media/backup/acerveritonx2110/20130611_sda3.fsa /dev/sda3

and the statistics for filesystem 0:
* files successfully processed:.... regfiles=104278, directories=21840, symlinks=92, hardlinks=13085, specials=5
* files with errors:.... regfiles=1012, directories=0, symlinks=0, hardlinks=9401, specials=0


I'm open to suggestions on how to troubleshoot the errors for regfiles and hardlinks.

Lazy_Kent
Posts: 53
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Location: Moscow, Russia

Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by Lazy_Kent » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:27 pm

Maybe you need more verbose output using '-vv' or '-dd' (then see /var/log/fsarchiver.log).

da2357
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon May 13, 2013 2:28 pm

Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by da2357 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:41 pm

Lazy_Kent wrote:Maybe you need more verbose output using '-vv' or '-dd' (then see /var/log/fsarchiver.log).
I've started re-running the command and will look at/post the results of fsarchiver.log tomorrow. Thanks for suggestion.

da2357
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon May 13, 2013 2:28 pm

Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by da2357 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:16 pm

da2357 wrote:I've started re-running the command and will look at/post the results of fsarchiver.log tomorrow. Thanks for suggestion.
I re-ran fsarchiver and added the -vv -dd switches. I have the log, which is almost 400MB in size. Given the large size, what do I look for in it to find what's causing the regfile and hardlink errors?
.

Lazy_Kent
Posts: 53
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Location: Moscow, Russia

Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by Lazy_Kent » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:12 pm

I don't really know, how fsarchivers reports its errors.
Probably look for the word "error".

da2357
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon May 13, 2013 2:28 pm

Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by da2357 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:45 pm

I re-ran fsarchiver, this time with the -v -d switches. I discovered that all of the errors, regfiles and hardlinks, are in the c:\windows\winsxs folder. A snippet of the log-file follows. Any ideas or suggestions on how to resolve these errors? How do these errors matter?

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Creating logfile in /var/log/fsarchiver_2013-06-14_09-00-36_4287.log
Running fsarchiver version=[0.6.17], fileformat=[FsArCh_002]
executing [ntfs-3g -h]...
command [ntfs-3g -h] returned 9
executing [ntfs-3g  -o streams_interface=xattr -o efs_raw  -o ro  /dev/sda3 /tmp/fsa/20130614-090036-00]...
command [ntfs-3g  -o streams_interface=xattr -o efs_raw  -o ro  /dev/sda3 /tmp/fsa/20130614-090036-00] returned 0
Analysing filesystem on /dev/sda3...
============= archiving filesystem /dev/sda3 =============
-[00][  0%][DIR     ] /
-[00][  2%][REGFILE ] /hiberfil.sys
-[00][  2%][DIR     ] /$Recycle.Bin

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs
-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_acpipmi.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_ac73b2c5fc356f15
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_acpipmi.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_ac73b2c5fc356f15/acpipmi.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_addinprocess32_b77a5c561934e089_6.1.7601.17514_none_df35b5ac03866e22
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_addinprocess32_b77a5c561934e089_6.1.7601.17514_none_df35b5ac03866e22/AddInProcess32.exe,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][REGFILE ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_addinprocess32_b77a5c561934e089_6.1.7601.17514_none_df35b5ac03866e22/AddInProcess32.exe
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_addinprocess32_b77a5c561934e089_6.1.7601.17514_none_df35b5ac03866e22/AddInProcess32.exe.config,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_adp94xx.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_7d4dd7ec25670124
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_adp94xx.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_7d4dd7ec25670124/adp94xx.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_adpahci.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_88af6947356320a2
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_adpahci.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_88af6947356320a2/adpahci.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_adpu320.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_6a45a05a6afc0a79
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_adpu320.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_6a45a05a6afc0a79/adpu320.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_af9035bda.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_63dceacb39391445
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_af9035bda.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_63dceacb39391445/AF9035BDA.inf,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_af9035bda.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_63dceacb39391445/AF9035BDA.inf
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_af9035bda.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_63dceacb39391445/AF9035BDA.sys,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_agp.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_c1d2a33730aa56a6
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_agp.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_c1d2a33730aa56a6/agp.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_agp.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_c1d2a33730aa56a6/agp.inf_loc
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_agp.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_c1d2a33730aa56a6/GAGP30KX.SYS.mui,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_agp.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_c1d2a33730aa56a6/GAGP30KX.SYS.mui
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_agp.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_c1d2a33730aa56a6/UAGP35.SYS.mui,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_amdsata.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_9c21da54655fab3d
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_amdsata.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_9c21da54655fab3d/amdsata.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_amdsata.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17577_none_aa54fe0598b884c4
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_amdsata.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17577_none_aa54fe0598b884c4/amdsata.inf,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_amdsata.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17577_none_aa54fe0598b884c4/amdsata.inf
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_amdsata.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17577_none_aa54fe0598b884c4/amdsata.sys,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_amdsata.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17577_none_aa54fe0598b884c4/amdsata.sys
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_amdsata.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17577_none_aa54fe0598b884c4/amdxata.sys,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_amdsbs.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_267caec07f213aec
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_amdsbs.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_267caec07f213aec/AMDSBS.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_arc.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_0d84bbf86bc07c16
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_arc.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_0d84bbf86bc07c16/arc.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_arcsas.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_ae7fa716cfd0da1f
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_arcsas.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_ae7fa716cfd0da1f/arcsas.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_aspnet_compiler_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.1.7600.16385_none_a5a135380060b978
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_aspnet_compiler_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.1.7600.16385_none_a5a135380060b978/aspnet_compiler.exe,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_aspnet_regbrowsers_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.1.7600.16385_none_96421d40c0e2903e
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_aspnet_regbrowsers_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.1.7600.16385_none_96421d40c0e2903e/aspnet_regbrowsers.exe,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_aspnet_regsql_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.1.7600.16385_none_dcb42ec76404494f
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_aspnet_regsql_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.1.7600.16385_none_dcb42ec76404494f/aspnet_regsql.exe,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_atiilhag.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_03c46b205be81dfd
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_atiilhag.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_03c46b205be81dfd/amdpcom32.dll,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_atiilhag.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_03c46b205be81dfd/amdpcom32.dll
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_atiilhag.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_03c46b205be81dfd/amdpcom64.dll,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_auditpolicygpmanagedstubs.interop_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_7dea25c08325286d
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_auditpolicygpmanagedstubs.interop_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_7dea25c08325286d/AuditPolicyGPManagedStubs.Interop.dll,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_avc.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_700d963de350befa
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_avc.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_700d963de350befa/avc.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_averfx2hbh826d_noaverir_x64.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_3cfa3158fd5ab28e
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_averfx2hbh826d_noaverir_x64.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_3cfa3158fd5ab28e/AVerFx2hbH826D_NoAVerIR_x64.inf,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_averfx2hbtv_x64.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_2973b7e011e9c731/AVerFx2hbtv64.sys
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_averfx2hbtv_x64.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_2973b7e011e9c731/AVerFx2hbtv_x64.inf,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_averfx2swtv_noavin_x64.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_d09f0e4b6533fbdf/AVerFx2hbtv64.sys
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_averfx2swtv_noavin_x64.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_d09f0e4b6533fbdf/AVerFx2swtv_NoAVIN_x64.inf,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_averhbh826_noaverir_x64.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_627d53d0cd5664c2
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_averhbh826_noaverir_x64.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_627d53d0cd5664c2/AVerFx2hbtv64.sys,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_averhbh826_noaverir_x64.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_627d53d0cd5664c2/AVerFx2hbtv64.sys
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_averhbh826_noaverir_x64.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_627d53d0cd5664c2/AVerhbH826_NoAVerIR_x64.inf,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_averhbh826_noaverir_x64.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_627d53d0cd5664c2/AVerhbH826_NoAVerIR_x64.inf
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_averhbh826_noaverir_x64.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_627d53d0cd5664c2/MVDetection64.ax,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_avmx64c.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_84e4d7e8642d499b
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_avmx64c.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_84e4d7e8642d499b/avmx64c.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_battery.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_en-us_c317c225509402e3
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_battery.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_en-us_c317c225509402e3/battc.sys.mui,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_battery.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_en-us_c317c225509402e3/battc.sys.mui
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_battery.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_en-us_c317c225509402e3/battery.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_bda.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_906a43fee8d8369b
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_bda.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_906a43fee8d8369b/bda.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_bdatunepia_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_c81348afa0c88995
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_bdatunepia_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_c81348afa0c88995/BDATunePIA.dll,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcmdm.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_628b3dbdafeb4174
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcmdm.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_628b3dbdafeb4174/brmfcmdm.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcmdm.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_628b3dbdafeb4174/brmfcmdm.inf_loc
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcmdm.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_628b3dbdafeb4174/BrSerId.sys.mui,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcmf.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_e68db482264e806b
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcmf.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_e68db482264e806b/brmfcmf.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcmf.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_e68db482264e806b/brmfcmf.inf_loc
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcmf.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_e68db482264e806b/BrParwdm.sys.mui,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcsto.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_bd552b3f3855af60
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcsto.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_bd552b3f3855af60/brmfcsto.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcumd.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_ce61ed8f7bb6c5c2
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcumd.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_ce61ed8f7bb6c5c2/brmfcumd.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcwia.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_d1399622ab7095d9
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcwia.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_d1399622ab7095d9/Brmf2wia.dll.mui,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcwia.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_d1399622ab7095d9/Brmf2wia.dll.mui
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcwia.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_d1399622ab7095d9/BrmfcWia.dll.mui,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcwia.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_d1399622ab7095d9/BrmfcWia.dll.mui
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcwia.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_d1399622ab7095d9/brmfcwia.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size
-[00][ 90%][HARDLINK] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcwia.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_d1399622ab7095d9/brmfcwia.inf_loc
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfcwia.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_d1399622ab7095d9/RSMGRSTR.dll.mui,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[snip]

-[00][ 90%][DIR     ] /Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfport.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_a68604fbf8306080
[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():            winattr:lgetxattr(/Windows/winsxs/amd64_brmfport.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_a68604fbf8306080/brmfport.inf_loc,system.ntfs_dos_name): returned negative attribute size

[big snip]

-[00][ 99%][DIR     ] /Windows/security/logs
-[00][100%][DIR     ] /Windows/security/templates
Statistics for filesystem 0
* files successfully processed:....regfiles=104279, directories=21840, symlinks=92, hardlinks=13085, specials=5
* files with errors:...............regfiles=1012, directories=0, symlinks=0, hardlinks=9401, specials=0
executing [fusermount]...
command [fusermount] returned 1
executing [fusermount -u /tmp/fsa/20130614-090036-00]...

command [fusermount -u /tmp/fsa/20130614-090036-00] returned 0.
.

da2357
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Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by da2357 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:59 pm

Nudge-nudge, still looking for ideas and possible solutions.

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Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by Lazy_Kent » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:27 pm


da2357
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Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by da2357 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:09 pm

Yes, I wondered whether it was an fsarchiver problem or an ntfs-3g problem. I looked through the post you sent, not sure where to take it from there. In the meanwhile, I noticed that Clonezilla has been updated (I use the Clonezilla booter, but go into command-shell to run fsarchiver), so I took time this morning to build a freshened USB Clonezilla booter. I do make several small changes to the booter before "installing" it to my USB flash-drive (edits to /etc/network/interfaces, /root/.profile, /etc/hostname, /etc/hosts, /etc/skel/.profile, creation of a folder /media/backup that I use in conjunction with sshfs, and this time around, I manually installed fsarchiver-stable-0.6.17-i386 to /usr/local/bin/ and created an alias to it). The changes are minor, but save me a few keystrokes each time I boot from it.

I've started a test-run with fsarchiver and will see if this updated Debian Linux kernel and packages will resolve the problem. Will report back.

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Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by da2357 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:44 pm

My latest run of fsarchiver still gave me almost 10,000 hardlink errors, still all within the c:\windows\winsxs folder. A bit of research has shown me that while this folder can NOT be deleted as it's a Windows component store, we can use a command to clean up and reduce the a bit with this command-line command: dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded /scratchdir:c:\temp

I also used the Disk Cleanup Wizard to remove all but the last System Restore Point. My C: drive went from 54.2GB to 45GB. I'm defragging it now and will next try re-running fsarchiver to see what effect, if any, the 'dism' command had towards resolving the hardlinks issue. Personally, I don't think it will, but I've got to systematically keep trying things, documenting what I'm doing so I can figure out what works and what doesn't.

Lazy_Kent
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Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by Lazy_Kent » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:50 pm

Personally, I don't have NTFS partitions and installed Windows OS. So, I can't test.

da2357
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Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by da2357 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:20 pm

The Disk Cleanup Wizard and dism reduced the size of my Win7 installation. I also rebuilt my Ubuntu Server to v13.04 and made sure it was up-to-date, but I still am getting errors... in fact, I went from 9,401 hardlink errors in my very first attempt to 15,027 hardlink errors with everything updated.

Statistics for filesystem 0
* files successfully processed:....regfiles=140545, directories=27156, symlinks=57, hardlinks=1258, specials=5
* files with errors:...............regfiles=99, directories=0, symlinks=0, hardlinks=15027, specials=0


The specific error I keep receiving is:

[errno=31, Too many links]: oper_save.c#348,createar_item_winattr():

If I Google "errno=31" +fsarchiver the only result returned is a post I made to a Spiceworks forum re: this same problem. This is definitely a problem, a bug, that definitely needs to resolved.

zappacor
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Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by zappacor » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:55 pm

Hi,

I'm suffering this too, any news yet?

Rolando

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Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by clepsydrae » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:56 am

See http://www.fsarchiver.org/forums/viewto ... =17&t=1503

Looks like fsarchiver is broken for Windows 7 / 8 -- it does not appear to be able to handle any files that are "hard linked" on ntfs. This includes a lot of files in the WinSxS directory. I proposed a questionable fix (i am definitely not an expert) and also asked a question about all this on the Tuxera (ntfs-3g) support board.

-c

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Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Post by zappacor » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:27 am

wow! followed your link and those pointed to from there too, it seems to be a one-year old issue, am I right? Any hope to have this fixed?

Rolando

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