Failed to perform Backup (File too large)

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Failed to perform Backup (File too large)

Veeam Logoby rui.rodrigues » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:13 pm


I was trying to test Veeam Agent for Linux on a Mail server (Debian Based), but the test failed.
Received the below error:
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      16:30:10        Preparing to backup
      16:30:11        [error] Failed to create volume snapshot                                                                                          01:11:29
      17:41:41        [error] Failed to perform backup
      17:41:41        [error] File too large
      17:41:41        [error] POSIX: Failed to write data to the file [/home2/veeamsnapshotdata.0]
      17:41:41        [error] Failed to allocate data file for snapshot storage
      17:41:41        [error] Processing finished with errors at 2017-09-06 17:41:41 WEST

Any help on this?
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ipbox:/home2# ls -lath
total 17G
-rw-rw-rw-  1 root   root     17G Sep  6 17:41 veeamsnapshotdata.0

This is my partitions:
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Filesystem                                              Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs                                                   11G  546M  9.0G   6% /
udev                                                     10M     0   10M   0% /dev
tmpfs                                                   201M  2.3M  199M   2% /run
/dev/disk/by-uuid/a06cee7a-af48-48c8-95ae-4bb3dd8c820c   11G  546M  9.0G   6% /
tmpfs                                                   5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs                                                   811M     0  811M   0% /run/shm
/dev/sda3                                                12G  3.4G  7.5G  32% /usr
/dev/sda5                                                95G  2.7G   88G   3% /var
/dev/sda6                                                11G  819M  8.8G   9% /opt
/dev/sda7                                               395G  234G  141G  63% /home1
/dev/sda8                                               395G  108G  267G  29% /home2
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Re: Failed to perform Backup (File too large)

Veeam Logoby PTide » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:21 am


That is unexpected as 267G should be enough to fit a 17G snapshot file. So, even if your edition is FREE, kindly contact our support team and post your case ID.

Thank you
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Re: Failed to perform Backup (File too large)

Veeam Logoby AlexLeadingEdge » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:38 am

I'm having the same issue. Have contacted support.

We are running CentOS7 with kernel 3.10.0-862.3.3.el7.x86_64 and Veeam for Linux

Seems to be a problem with the USB drive formatted as FAT, which doesn't allow for a file that is 5.7 GB.
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