Say "No space left on target" while it's in the cache folder that the problem is

Bug #974036 reported by mike.simonson
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Déjà Dup
deja-dup (Arch Linux)
deja-dup (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The problem is that I get the message "No space left on me DD" where "me DD" is the name of my backup folder on my NAS.
There is still 1.9 T free space on that NAS.

I can see it when running: gvfs-info -f smb://user@diskstation/backup-profil/
  filesystem::size: 2948732551168
  filesystem::free: 1929174245376
  filesystem::type: cifs
  filesystem::readonly: FALSE
  gvfs::backend: smb-share

When I checked the problem was that there was no space left on my home folder and after I did a little bit of cleaning it looks like the backup process could go on.

The message here is wrong and there is no easy way to know if we have enough space in our /home, /tmp or backup destination.
Isn't it possible to give some kind of rough estimation to the user.


Infos :

Distribution : Ubuntu 11.10

Deja-dup & duplicity version :
deja-dup 20.1-0ubuntu0.2
duplicity 0.6.15-0ubuntu2


org.gnome.DejaDup backend 'file'
org.gnome.DejaDup delete-after 0
org.gnome.DejaDup exclude-list ['$TRASH', '/home/mike/tralala', '/home/mike/tralalala2']
org.gnome.DejaDup include-list ['$HOME']
org.gnome.DejaDup last-backup '2012-03-31T19:13:46.682814Z'
org.gnome.DejaDup last-restore ''
org.gnome.DejaDup last-run '2012-03-31T19:13:46.682814Z'
org.gnome.DejaDup periodic true
org.gnome.DejaDup periodic-period 7
org.gnome.DejaDup prompt-check '2012-03-17T08:25:18.027345Z'
org.gnome.DejaDup root-prompt true
org.gnome.DejaDup welcomed true
org.gnome.DejaDup.File icon '. GThemedIcon drive-harddisk-usb drive-harddisk drive'
org.gnome.DejaDup.File name 'Disque dur 1,0 TB: BackUp'
org.gnome.DejaDup.File path 'smb://user@DiskStation/backup-profil/me%20DD'
org.gnome.DejaDup.File relpath @ay []
org.gnome.DejaDup.File short-name 'BackUp'
org.gnome.DejaDup.File type 'normal'
org.gnome.DejaDup.File uuid '17AFAAAAAA75333D'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Rackspace container 'me-VGN-FZ31M'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Rackspace username ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 bucket ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 folder 'me-VGN-FZ31M'
org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 id ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.U1 folder '/deja-dup/me-VGN-FZ31M'

Revision history for this message
Daniel Holm (danielholm) wrote :

I just got this bug when trying to use deja-dup for the first time tonight. I have 700GB+ and backup is not as big. Still it doesnt backup up and says that I have to little space on the destination.

Ubuntu 13.04 and using SFTP

Changed in deja-dup:
status: New → Confirmed
Vej (vej)
Changed in deja-dup:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in deja-dup (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Vej (vej)
Changed in deja-dup (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
importance: Critical → Medium
Revision history for this message
Bernhard F.W. Gschaider (bgschaid) wrote :

I tried working around this problem by creating a folder /someotherDisc/dejaDupCache and then symbolic linking ~/.cache/deja-dup to it. This works for some time. The folder grows beyond the size of the space available on the "original" filesystem. But some time during the backup-process the link is removed and a new folder ~/.cache/deja-dup is created which again has too little available space

This makes deja-dup unusable for me

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