Qubes 4.0.3 backups have started failing in the last few days. I’m running the backup utility to a USB hard drive mounted to one of the appVM’s. It worked fine for a month or so, but has just started failing out of the blue. It gets to about 11% (usually around 20 GB or so), then throws this error and dismounts the drive:
Error: Writing backups to VM backup failed: cat: write error: Read-only file system
I ran fdisk and it doesn’t look like there are no issues with the drive (it’s only about a month old and was working fine before). Possibly related, I only have two USB ports, and I can only get this drive to be detected/mounted when I plug into one of them…the other doesn’t seem to work at all.
I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestions? Drive issue? USB port issue? Qubes issue?
Thanks in advance…