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SOLVED - Can I recover pup_save after failed backup attempt?
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peebee


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Location: Malvern, Worcs, UK

PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 06:28    Post_subject:  SOLVED - Can I recover pup_save after failed backup attempt?
Sub_title: Many thanks
 

Having just bought a nice new 4GB usb stick I thought "I'll make a backup copy of pup_save.2fs"

BIG BIG MISTAKE!!!!

The Rox copy gradually eat up my disk space and then failed and I've now got no free space left.

Is there any way to recover the disk space that Rox seems to have used and then not released when the copy failed??

Many thanks
Peter
Malvern, UK

Thinkpad 600, retro Puppy 4.1.2, install from CD

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rjbrewer


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Location: merriam, kansas

PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 06:52    Post_subject:  

If you can boot with cd: puppy pfix=ram

go to menu>utility>resize personal storage file

add biggest amount there

reboot
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peebee


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 07:04    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the advice.

I think your suggestion would increase the pup_save file but may not recover the space Rox has destroyed??

My pup_save was configured at 512MB and before the failed copy I had c. 400MB free - after the failed copy I have 0MB free so what I would like to do is recover the 400MB............which must be somewhere???

Thanks again
Peter
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peebee


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 09:37    Post_subject: Solved........  

I increased the size of my pup_save by 64mb and was then able to use pfind to find and delete the temporary file that was using up my disk space.

Now back to 473M free Very Happy
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 09:53    Post_subject:  

You didn't lose your free space by shrinking the pup-save file;
but by inadvertently trying to over fill it.
It's counterintuitive, but if you were to try to delete a large file
by putting it in the trash can, the same thing would happen.
When this problem has arisen before, one of the suggestions
for trying to save the crashed installation was the one I made.
Don't know if it was successful or not.
A weird frugal installation problem.

good luck
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