Wrongly parameters set causing tiny backup.tar.gz file during "rear mkbackup".

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • ReaR backup completes without error, but the backup output file "backup.tar.gz" is tiny.
# ls -lt
total 3076672
-rw------- 1 root root       222 Jul 12 16:56 backup.log
-rw------- 1 root root     24428 Jul 12 16:56 backup.tar.gz <====only 24k
-rw------- 1 root root    170875 Jul 12 16:56 rear-xxxxx.log
-rw------- 1 root root       202 Jul 12 16:56 README
-rw------- 1 root root       273 Jul 12 16:56 VERSION
-rw------- 1 root root 314677248 Jul 12 16:56 rear-xxxxx.iso

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7/8/9
  • ReaR

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