I discovered I was accidentally backing up a backintime backup that was in progress. I’ve
excluded those folders, used rewrite with --forget, run prune for good measure, and run check, which passed. My backup is still bloated, and in trying to find what is taking so much space, I used
mount, then ran
du -sh on the snapshot folders. I receive the following error on several files.
TLDR; is this normal?
du: WARNING: Circular directory structure. This almost certainly means that you have a corrupted file system. NOTIFY YOUR SYSTEM MANAGER. The following directory is part of the cycle: '2023-03-03T01:00:08-05:00/var/lib/docker/overlay2/jak8tec8etrji19r732d6fnpt/diff/usr/local/lib/python3.10/site-packages/notebook/notebook'
Edit: similar messages from the find command:
find: File system loop detected; ‘2023-03-05T09:35:00-05:00/usr/share/pocketsphinx/model/en-us/en-us’ is part of the same file system loop as ‘2023-03-05T09:35:00-05:00/usr/share/pocketsphinx/model’. find: File system loop detected; ‘2023-03-05T09:35:00-05:00/usr/share/doc/texlive-doc/context/third/enigma/enigma’ is part of the same file system loop as ‘2023-03-05T09:35:00-05:00/usr/share/doc/texlive-doc/context/third’.