Error messages

gsoudv1_p1-FileIO: Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into /home gsoudv1_p1-FileIO: Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into /var gsoudv1_p1-FileIO: Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into /tmp gsoudv1_p1-FileIO: Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into /opt gsoudv1_p1-FileIO: Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into /usr gsoudv1_p1-FileIO: Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into /proc gsoudv1_p1-FileIO: Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into /u30 gsoudv1_p1-FileIO: Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into /u99 gsoudv1_p1-FileIO: Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into /users gsoudv1_p1-FileIO: Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into /orascratch gsoudv1_p1-FileIO: Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into /u10 gsoudv1_p1-FileIO: Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into /u20

Steps to resolve

They’re separate file systems, and while they may not be symbolic links, they’re mount points.

This is typical for all distributions of Unix and Linux. Each separate file system intended for backup should be specified separately in the list of starting files and directories. You may not want to backup /tmp for example, and certainly not /proc. The list below serves as a good starting point for the starting files and directories, and here is the initial recommendation:

  • /
  • /home
  • /var
  • /opt
  • /usr
  • /u30
  • /u99
  • /users
  • /u10
  • /u20

Note that since / is specified, the Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into message will still be shown. If you don’t want to see this, then:

  • The / starting directories and files entry should be specified separately (not in a new file set or a client, just an additional starting directories and files entry).

  • Each file system can then be specified in an exclude matcher for wild directory, on the / Starting Directory and File.

  • Below is an example file set where the parent directory (like / in the example) is /tmp/hithere. It has child directories fs1, fs2, and fs3 that we want to backup, and we don’t want complaints about.