Subject Re: [firebird-support] gbak error
Author Ann Harrison
Does the error happen on file creation or after some data has been written?

On Aug 30, 2016, at 4:36 PM, Nick Upson nu@... [firebird-support] <> wrote:

no, not a file name collision and plenty of disk space

this just started happening, no change to installed s/w 

Nick Upson,
Principal Operations Engineer, Telensa Ltd.
Direct +44 (0) 1799 533252, Support Hotline +44 (0) 1799 399200

On 30 August 2016 at 21:14, Helen Borrie helebor@... [firebird-support] <> wrote:

Hello Nick,

> I'm running fb2.1 on centos5, recently a system has started
> throwing this error when asked to do a backup, the gbak parameters
> are unchanged, permissions all seem ok, any suggestions what I might check

> gbak: ERROR:Unexpected I/O error while writing to backup file
> gbak:Exiting before completion due to errors

"gbak parameters are unchanged." Could be you already have a file in
that location with the same name.