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[V7] ISSUE:"[New File] File="/filename01" Error="[IOException] [NixUtil.c][read] Invalid argument" when backing up files on Linux machine

Article ID: 5273
Reviewed: 2017-08-21

Product Version:
AhsayOBM : to 7.x
OS: Linux

ATTENTION 1st January, 2022: v7 officially End-of-Life [details]

Problem Description

When performing a file backup job with AhsayOBM on a Linux machine the following error is shown in the backup log Error="[IOException] [NixUtil.c][read] Invalid argument" :

No. Type Timestamp Log
* info ... ...
* erro YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss [New File] File="/filename01" Error="[IOException] [NixUtil.c][read] Invalid argument"
* erro YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss [New File] File="/filename02" Error="[IOException] [NixUtil.c][read] Invalid argument"
* ... ... ...


The "Invalid argument" error message is returned by the Linux operating system. It is related to the permission setting of the file or folder selected for backup.

The following files in the /selinux folder on CentOS 6 where the root account only has write access permission; commit_pending_bools, disable, and load , an "Invalid argument" error will be triggered even when root tries to read the contents of the file at the operating system level.

--w-------. 1 root root 0 Aug 17 15:54 /selinux/commit_pending_bools
--w-------. 1 root root 0 Aug 16 15:47 /selinux/disable
--w-------. 1 root root 0 Aug 16 15:47 /selinux/load
# cat: /selinux/load: Invalid argument


To resolve this issue:

  • Exclude the affected files/folders from the backup source.


Linux, permission, selinux, file, folder, read permission

public/5273_issue/new_file_file_filename01_error_ioexception_nixutil.c_read_invalid_argument_when_backing_up_files_on_linux_machine.txt · Last modified: 2021/12/16 05:51 by anna.olalia

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