No space left on device

TAR failed! cat: write error: No space left on device. If you got this error while trying to backup your server using either webmin or virtualmin just follow the instructions below.

To solve this issue go into Webmin -> Webmin -> Webmin Configuration -> Advanced, and change what the "Temporary files directory" is set to... perhaps something like /home, but anything other than /tmp would work  assuming that directory/filesystem has plenty of free disk space.

Posted on: 31/05/2010








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