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Re: Error message: Cannot store file: File already exists

It's not generally recommended to run --fsck before every archive, because it
downloads all metadata for your archives, which is approximately 0.1% of the
total size.

However, --fsck is a good thing to try if you encounter an error, and was
absolutely the right thing to do in this case.

- Graham Percival

On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 12:55:50PM -0500, J. Hellenthal via tarsnap-users wrote:
> Definitely related to the problem that seems to be a miscommunication or calculation on the cache directory itself.
> Personally I make it a habit to run an fsck before a backup just to be sure things like this don't happen and then if it does you still have the cache to explore when it does.
> -- 
>  J. Hellenthal
> The fact that there's a highway to Hell but only a stairway to Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic volume.
> > On Aug 31, 2021, at 11:48, Matthias Güdemann <matthias@guedemann.org> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >> 
> >> Have you attempted to --fsck ?
> > 
> > I have now and it worked. Thanks for the hint!
> > Is this specific to this problem or generally a good idea to try first
> > in case of a problem?
> > 
> > Best regards
> > Matthias