Problem with data back up.

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    Idk if this is the right place to post this and im sorry if it isnt. But I was backing up my droid 3 and as it was backing up my data all of a sudden this came up:

    error while making a backup image of /data!
    /tmp/recovery.log was copied to /sdcard/clockworkmod/recovery.log

    I don't know what it means and have no idea how to fix it. If there is anyway to fix it please help. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Well, if you look on your SD card, in the /clockworkmod folder, there should be a file called recovery.log. Open that file and see what it says - perhaps there is an error message that explains the problem.

    Maybe you didn't have enough space on internal storage to store all of the information in /data?
     
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    When I go into the clockworkmod folder the recovery.log isn't a folder and it is un able to be opened

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    Recovery.log should be a file, not a folder. It should, in fact be a plain text file, that you can open in TextEdit on a Mac, Notepad on Windows, etc.

    How much space do you have left in internal storage? You should be able to tell from the phone in settings->storage, under the "internal storage" part of that settings display. It's just a guess on my part that you are running out of space, and that's the error (and may explain why there is nothing readable in the recovery.log file).
     
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    I have 3.87 GB left on my internal storage so I don't believe storage is a problem.
    When it starts backing up my data it doesn't do anything and then the error comes up. Thanks for the suggestions though

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