[Box Backup] exception BackupStore BadDirectoryFormat
boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Apr 15 00:57:22 BST 2004
On Wed, 14 Apr 2004 16:12:33 +0100, Ben Summers wrote
> > No, I didn't clean anything.
> OK, then what you should do, at the very minimum, is
> * Don't randomly delete files again.
I think I may have been not clear. The directory error happened on its own.
I mean, i installed the accounts, and started up 4 clients. checked on the
server a day later, and everything looked like it had been backed up. That
was when I noticed the errors (once per each time the backup cycle happens).
Server and client were running. I was able to query and do ls of the stuff.
even tried to restore a random directory and that worked.
So it wasn't that I was doing anything weird to it. Anyway, after I did the
tests, that was when I ran into a different problem. which was that I let the
bbackupquery timeout, etc. But it turns out thats not why the client froze
up. It was because I was doing a 'strace -p' on the bbackupd process, and
that seemed to have frozen the process after I did a ctrl-c to get out of
strace. It doesn't do that always. Only sometimes. I was doing an strace
again to figure out what dir the bbackupd was trying to read when it got the
error. but I accidentally triggered the hanging. to unhang it, i simply ran
the strace again, which gave me some terminate type of error and kicked out of
the strace. and then I noticed that the bbackupd started to write stuff to
the logs. I ran strace again, ctrl-c, ran strace again, etc., for 3 or 4 more
times. didn't notice that freezing again. I'm not an expert with strace so
maybe strace allows you to pass signals or keyboard events (or atleast ctrl-c
or pause or something) to the process its viewing? Anyway, maybe it was
because i closed strace when the bbackupd gave the error and maybe was waiting
for something. (because it was around 3 to 10 seconds after I received the
BadDirectoryFormat, that I pressed ctrl-c in strace...both times that I
produced that error. I'll try again, but for now I'm going to clean out that
account and try the backup again.
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