Warning: Cannot stat: No such file or directory

This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)

Issue Symptoms

Warnings:
/-- ns.example.com /var lev 0 STRANGE
sendbackup: start [ns.example.com:/var level 0]
sendbackup: info BACKUP=/bin/tar
sendbackup: info RECOVER_CMD=/bin/gzip -dc |/bin/tar -f - ...
sendbackup: info COMPRESS_SUFFIX=.gz
sendbackup: info end
| gtar: ./lib/mysql/mysql.sock: socket ignored
? gtar: ./log/dcpumon/toplog.1157611501: Warning: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
? gtar: ./log/dcpumon/toplog.1157611801: Warning: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
? gtar: ./log/dcpumon/toplog.1157612101: Warning: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
? gtar: ./log/dcpumon/toplog.1157612401: Warning: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
? gtar: ./log/dcpumon/toplog.1157612701: Warning: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
? gtar: ./log/dcpumon/toplog.1157613001: Warning: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
? gtar: ./log/dcpumon/toplog.1157613301: Warning: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
| gtar: ./run/ftpd.sock: socket ignored
| gtar: ./spool/authdaemon/socket: socket ignored
? gtar: ./spool/exim/input/W/1GIh9W-0000QL-Nv-D: Warning: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
? gtar: ./spool/exim/input/W/1GIh9W-0000QL-Nv-H: Warning: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
? gtar: ./spool/exim/msglog/W/1GIh9W-0000QL-Nv: Warning: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
| Total bytes written: 350013440 (334MiB, 60KiB/s)
sendbackup: size 341810
sendbackup: end
--------
DUMP SUMMARY:
DUMPER STATS TAPER STATS
HOSTNAME DISK L ORIG-KB OUT-KB COMP% MMM:SS KB/s MMM:SS KB/s
-------------------------- ------------------------------------- -------------
ns.example /var 0 341810 189056 55.3 95:12 33.1 0:01 131347.2

Resolution

These warnings are normal when backing up any file systems like /var. Some temporary files might be present during the planning phase, but expire by the time the backup starts. This causes the warnings you see above. All these warnings can be disregarded.

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