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FTP backup


khards
22-09-2011, 22:00
Hello,

For several months I have been running FTP backups to:
ftpback-xxxx-xxx.ovh.net

The script I use uses ncftp. For the last few days the ncftp script has been failing with the following error:

Lost data connection to remote host: Broken pipe.
ncftpput 2.tar.gz: socket write error.

I believe this error is caused by the server ftpback-rbx3-142.ovh.net dropping the connection. Edit - I found that I ran out of space on the server

Code:
You are user number 1 of 5000 allowed.
<<
#########################################
#                                       #
#  Welcome on ftpback-xxxx-xxx.ovh.net  #
#                                       #
#       - OVH dedicated servers -       #
#                                       #
#           http://www.ovh.com          #
#                                       #
#########################################
>>
This is a private system - No anonymous login
IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server.
You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Logging in...
User xxxxXXxx.ovh.net has group access to:  100
OK. Current directory is /
On Thu Sep 22 01:00:03 CEST 2011 space used : 93966706 Kb - authorized : 102400000 Kb
Logged in to ftpback-xxxx-xxx.ovh.net.
Actually got 1/2 way through this post and discovered that the backup is greater than 8,235Mb remaining space.

So if anyone else gets the error message you know what the issue is.