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 are separate file systems, and while they may not be symbolic links, they are 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 do not 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 do not want complaints about.