[Box Backup] Expiring files on the server

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Apr 29 15:39:20 BST 2004


On 29 Apr 2004, at 15:12, Flavio Curti wrote:

> Hi, me again.
>
> I'm just checking my backupclient servers, and I noticed that one is no
> longer backing up, because it used all his space on the backup storage:
> sudo-root at gnu:/tmp# /usr/local/bin/bbstoreaccounts info 7
>
> sudo-root at gnu:/tmp# /usr/local/bin/bbstoreaccounts info 7
>                   Account ID: 00000007
>               Last object ID: 1408526
>                  Blocks used: 6563819 (51279.84Mb)
>     Blocks used by old files: 0 (0.00Mb)
> Blocks used by deleted files: 0 (0.00Mb)
>   Blocks used by directories: 265033 (2070.57Mb)
>             Block soft limit: 6553600 (51200.00Mb)
>             Block hard limit: 7208960 (56320.00Mb)
>          Client store marker: 1083125666000000
>
> (notice how the hard limit is not reached?)

You're not supposed to reach the hard limit. Housekeeping attempts to 
keep you just below the soft limit, and the client won't upload files 
if the soft limit is exceeded when it connects. Errors will happen if 
it uploads a file which takes it over the hard limit.

>
> On the client I get this:
> Apr 29 16:02:53 elefant bbackupd[23374]: Exceeded storage limits on
> server -- not uploading changes to files
> Apr 29 16:02:53 elefant bbackupd[23374]: Exceeded storage limits on
> server -- not uploading changes to files
>
> and this for the last 3 days, which is not good...

Didn't it email you?

>  How is this gonna work now? Shouldn't the store daemon regularly 
> delete
> some files? For me it's actually more important to have the now
> back-upped instead of old versions...

There are no old versions to delete:

> Blocks used by old files: 0 (0.00Mb)

Therefore, the only thing that can happen is that an administrator 
changes the store allocation.

Ben






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