G.W. Haywood | 8 Jan 12:33 2015
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tdb_transaction_recover: attempt to recover read only database

Hi there,

When attempting to back up Samba shares on a Linux host using BackupPC
version 3.2.0 (yes I know that's quite old:) and the 'smb' method, the
message given in the subject line appears frequently, followed by:

session setup failed: NT_STATUS_MORE_PROCESSING_REQUIRED

Backups are taken each day from this machine at about 0300, 0700, 1200
and 1900.  This has happened 37 times in the last three months, and of
the 37 failures, 27 were at 0300 which I find rather odd.  Only one was
at 1200 which is curiously the time when the server is likely to be at
its busiest.

BackupPC is running on the same host as the Samba server.  The shares
are also backed up remotely using rsync over a chain of (relatively
slow) wireless links, and that gives no trouble.

The other backup clients are all Windows boxes - a couple of servers
and a few dozen workstations, all conected via a gigabit LAN.  They
don't seem to give this problem, or if they do it's only rarely.

Nothing useful has appeared in my searches and the specific function
name does not seem to appear anywhere in the BackupPC list archives.

There are five Samba shares on the machine, see log extract below.
When one share backup fails, the other shares to be backed up in that
backup run are not even attempted - but there are usable backups, so
this isn't a great worry.

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Roberto González | 8 Jan 09:40 2015

NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT error

Hello:

I'm runnig a backup from a Windows server. Sometimes, doing a complete copy, it breaks with messages like this:

Running: /usr/bin/smbclient \\\\fsa\\USER -U S_ARDAN\\backup -E -d 1 -c tarmode\ full -Tc - full backup started for share USER Xfer PIDs are now 28044,28043 tarExtract: Use of qw(...) as parentheses is deprecated at /usr/share/backuppc/lib/BackupPC/Storage/Text.pm line 302. tarExtract: Use of qw(...) as parentheses is deprecated at /usr/share/backuppc/lib/BackupPC/Lib.pm line 1425. [ saltadas 511843 lineas ] NT_STATUS_OK opening remote file \RRODRIGUEZ\gps\peazip_portable-1.10.bin.WINDOWS\res\pea.exe (\RRODRIGUEZ\gps\peazip_portable-1.10.bin.WINDOWS\res\) NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT listing \RRODRIGUEZ\gps\peazip_portable-1.10.bin.WINDOWS\res\* NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT listing \RRODRIGUEZ\gps\peazip_portable-1.10.bin.WINDOWS\* NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT listing \RRODRIGUEZ\gps\* NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT listing \RRODRIGUEZ\* NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT listing \\* [ saltadas 12 lineas ] tarExtract: Done: 0 errors, 452860 filesExist, 395037481014 sizeExist, 315681537372 sizeExistComp, 452902 filesTotal, 395052678639 sizeTotal
  • Sometimes breaks, but not always.
  • When this happens, it stops copying files and the backup finish at that point.

Could someone tell me why is this happenning?

Is there any way to force the copy to go on even when those errors happens?

Thanks!

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Francisco Suarez | 7 Jan 15:38 2015

Can't browse bad directory name

I was having trouble completing a full backup, so I added exclusions and remove one share. I manually triggered an incremental which ended successfully (previous full a month old). I'm now getting error when "browse backups" on the web gui.

Error: Can't browse bad directory name /

Anyone know to go about fixing this?
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realindex.cgi: defined( <at> array) is deprecated

Hi,

I am getting this error in the Apache logs every time I browse the backups:

[Wed Jan 07 09:16:31.673671 2015] [cgi:error] [pid 7594] [client 192.168.1.11:50639] AH01215: [Wed Jan  7 09:16:31 2015] realindex.cgi: defined( <at> array) is deprecated at /usr/share/backuppc/lib/BackupPC/CGI/Browse.pm line 68., 
[Wed Jan 07 09:16:31.674169 2015] [cgi:error] [pid 7594] [client 192.168.1.11:50639] AH01215: [Wed Jan  7 09:16:31 2015] realindex.cgi: \t(Maybe you should just omit the defined()?),

The line in question is 
if ( !defined($In{num}) && defined( <at> Backups) && <at> Backups > 0 ) {

Can I just remove the highlighted text? Presumably originally you had to do the test or it would fail if not defined. Removing that text seems to fix it.

Regards,
Lance
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Curtis Vaughan | 6 Jan 19:29 2015
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User ID's

As part of the process of moving a mail server from one server to another 
I set up a new server and added all the users. As a test I restored the 
backup for one of the user's mailboxes to the new server, when I realized 
an issue. The UID and GID for each user are different on both servers. So 
my question is what is the better solution, or an alternative solution:

a) change the UID and GID for each user in the /etc/password and /etc/
groups files to match the previous server;
b) restore and then run a chown for each directory.

Other options that may exist, but I'm not aware of would be to either a) 
have the server somehow force any added files below each user's directory 
to have the correct UID and GID; or
have the restore process not apply the UID and GID from the backup.

This is all on Ubuntu servers.

Any incite would be appreciated!

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Francisco Suarez | 5 Jan 15:04 2015

Problem with Full Backups and Exclussions

I've recently started having problems with full backup on one host.

I changed the exclusions list thinking this could be the issue, it still finishing up "partial" status.

Is this the correct method to exclude?

$Conf{BackupFilesExclude} = {
  '/' => [
    '/home/theplans/log/*',
    '/home/run/positions/trace/*',
    '/home/hun/res/received/*',  
  ]
};

previously had this:

$Conf{BackupFilesExclude} = {
  '*' => [
    '/home/theplans/log/',
    '/home/run/positions/trace/',
    '/home/hun/res/received/',  
  ]
};
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Jose Miranda | 5 Jan 02:55 2015
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Exclude all cache folders in Unix

Hi everybody,

I'm trying to exclude all cache folders in the whole server. I'm backing up root and I want to exclude anything containing "cache", such as:

/home/admin/.../.../cache/.../...

or

/home/admin/.../cache/.../

or

/.../.../cache/.../...

What should I use as filter in BackupFileExclude in the web interface?

I tried the following and it didn't work:

/*/cache/*/
*/*cache*

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Ed Willis | 31 Dec 05:44 2014

Boot drive failure recovery options?

Howdy all,

I've got a hard disk which I used previously for BackupPC storage which 
I'd like to restore data from.  The original configuration was on Fedora 
but the drive the boot partition and OS were on has failed - so all I've 
got is the drive I designated for backups.  That one I can read just 
fine but the odd compression used for the backups has me stumped 
regarding how to get the latest full backup contents off the drive.  I 
have no other linux machines handy (I'm accessing the drive from Windows 
using ext2fsd) so installing BackupPC on a different machine, then using 
BackupPC_zcat to retrieve all the files (assuming I could get the 
scripting right to end up with the original directory structure) will be 
problematic.

Is there a way to restore my latest full backup using the Windows 
machines I've got handy?

Thanks!

     Ed

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Rajeev Prasad | 29 Dec 19:33 2014
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integration with jquery UI ?

Hello Craig/all,

how can i integrate backuppc with jquery UI ?

I also want all of it to show up inside a div, on my page....

thank you.
Rajeev

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michelle.dupont | 28 Dec 17:27 2014
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Fwd: Mail failure - no recipient addresses

Hi,

I received several emails like this one.

How could I obtain more information? I have no hostname in this message.

Thanks.

Sincerely,
MD

Michelle Dupont

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Objet: Mail failure - no recipient addresses

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delivery could be attempted.

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:02:24 +0100

Your computer is no longer saved for at least 7 days!

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Christian Völker | 23 Dec 22:47 2014
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Backing UP VMware ESXi VMs - Solution

Hi all,

as I am using BackupPC now for years to back up my data I decided I want
to back up some of my VMs as image file backup.

Due to the design of BackupPC it is no good idea to transfer the large
vmdk file every time when just 1% of the disk has changed.

Having got some ideas from this mailing list I developed my own short
shell script to be able to backup my VMs in an (more or less) efficient way.
It creates a snapshot of the VM, copies, splits and compresses the vmdk
files to a temp folder which is then backed up together with the other
remaining files of the VM.

If you are interested you can download the small package from
http://www.knebb.de/files/backup_esxi_vms.tar.gz (approx. 900k)
Besides of the script it contains rsync and split as statically linked
binaries and a README which explains how it works and what it can not
handle! Please read!

As this script works currently well for my needs I will not add
additional functionalities. If your want to improve, please send me a
patch file and I will update the script.

Greetings

Christian

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