I am backing up to a couple of USB drives in Linux, but since most of my systems run Windows I want the backup drives to be easily usable by Windows machines so I’m using NTFS instead of ext4. The backups are running fine, but I’ve noticed a warning at the end:
Failed to process metadata for "/mnt/nas/Pictures/", storing empty metadata => Unable to access the file "/mnt/nas/Pictures" with method llistxattr, error: ERANGE (34)
This is after I back up /mnt/nas/Pictures/ to /meda/drivename/folder, and after doing some reading I assumed it related to advanced attributes not being supported by NTFS, but what I don’t understand is why it is looking for a file /mnt/nas/Pictures, since there’s no file there. The backup is correctly backing up things inside that folder. Anyone seen this particular issue before?
It doesn’t seem to be impacting backups (I’ll be trying a restore once the current job finishes), but I’d like to avoid the warning flag on every backup if it’s not something I need to be concerned with.