Description of problem:
It appears that the ReaR backup code using "tar" is broken and indicates always a success even in case "tar" returned an error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure rear to backup to a location which is too small to contain the backup (e.g. leave 300M free on a LV)
# cat /etc/rear/site.conf
ONLY_INCLUDE_VG=( 'rhel' )
# mount /dev/data/lv /backup
# dd if=/dev/zero of=/backup/bigfile bs=1M count=700
2. Run the backup
# rear -v mkbackuponly
WARNING: tar ended with return code 1 and below output:
This means that files have been modified during the archiving
process. As a result the backup may not be completely consistent
or may not be a perfect copy of the system. Relax-and-Recover
will continue, however it is highly advisable to verify the
backup in order to be sure to safely recover this system.
Archived 762 MiB in 88 seconds [avg 8874 KiB/sec]
The real error (there is no issue with "tar", but "dd" returned 1 because ENOSPACE)
Issue happens with Upstream ReaR also.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.