[Box Backup] backup timing issues, native windows client boxwin0.09h.exe on WinXP Home
E.W. Peter Jalajas
boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Wed Jan 18 21:09:51 GMT 2006
Thanks, Ben. Imagine the confusion being on the Date Line!
OK, I started a Known Bugs page. Is it a bug against the windows
client or the linux server?
--- Ben Summers <ben at fluffy.co.uk> wrote:
> Yes, sounds like a timezone issue. Please start a known bugs page on
> the wiki.
> I'm in GMT, so wouldn't have noticed... who would have thought there
> would be a downside to living just down the road from the 'G' of GMT?
> On 18 Jan 2006, at 16:27, E.W. Peter Jalajas wrote:
> > Even with my bbackupd.conf settings at the very short intervals of
> > test bbackupd.conf settings (well below 1 minute; snipped screen
> > scrapes below, edited for clarity), my new files are not being
> > up until exactly 5 hours and 3 seconds later.
> > This may relate to the bbackupquery timestamp/timezone problem
> > mentioned in my other recent thread:
> > [Box Backup] bbackupquery.exe issues, native windows client
> > boxwin0.09h.exe
> > I have no idea really, but I think bb may be using timezone
> > adjustments
> > inconsistently, either internally to one end (windows client or
> > server), or during communications between the windows client and
> > linux server, but I'm too lazy to figure out how to figure it all
> > Any ideas on how I can resolve this problem and get my backups
> > timely?
> > Thanks,
> > Pete
> >> From ls -alrtF on server store:
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 224 2006-01-14 14:53 o44.rfw (2006-01-14T09:50.txt)
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 208 2006-01-16 00:32 o48.rfw (2006-01-15T19:29.txt)
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 208 2006-01-17 04:40 o4a.rfw (2006-01-16T23:37.txt)
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 208 2006-01-18 03:53 o4d.rfw (2006-01-17T22:50.txt)
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 224 2006-01-18 06:22 o50.rfw (2006-01-18T01:19.txt)
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 6652 2006-01-18 06:22 o02.rfw
> > -rw------- 1 0 2006-01-18 10:41 write.lock
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 88 2006-01-18 10:41 info.rfw
> > drwxr-xr-x 2 4096 2006-01-18 10:41 ./
> >> From bbackupquery:
> > 00000044 f----- 2006-01-14T19:50 00001 2006-01-14T09:50.txt
> > 00000048 f----- 2006-01-16T05:29 00001 2006-01-15T19:29.txt
> > 0000004a f----- 2006-01-17T09:37 00001 2006-01-16T23:37.txt
> > 0000004d f----- 2006-01-18T08:50 00001 2006-01-17T22:50.txt
> > 00000050 f----- 2006-01-18T11:19 00001 2006-01-18T01:19.txt
> > C:\Program Files\Box Backup>net stop boxbackup
> > The Box Backup service is stopping.
> > The Box Backup service was stopped successfully.
> > C:\Program Files\Box Backup>net start boxbackup
> > The Box Backup service was started successfully.
> > C:\Program Files\Box Backup>bbackupctl reload
> > Using configuration file C:\Program Files\Box Backup\bbackupd.conf
> > Daemon configuration summary:
> > AutomaticBackup = true
> > UpdateStoreInterval = 3 seconds
> > MinimumFileAge = 4 seconds
> > MaxUploadWait = 24 seconds
> > Succeeded.
> >> From cmd of the backuplocation:
> > 01/14/2006 09:50 AM 19 2006-01-14T0950.txt
> > 01/15/2006 07:29 PM 7 2006-01-15T1929.txt
> > 01/16/2006 11:37 PM 7 2006-01-16T2337.txt
> > 01/17/2006 10:50 PM 5 2006-01-17T2250.txt
> > 01/18/2006 01:19 AM 30 2006-01-18T0119.txt
> > 01/18/2006 10:09 AM <DIR> .
> > 01/18/2006 10:09 AM <DIR> ..
> > feeble attempt at keywords: late backups, backups are late
> > --- Per Thomsen <pthomsen at reedtz.com> wrote:
> >> On 1/13/06 10:59 PM, E.W. Peter Jalajas wrote:
> >>> The boxwin query listing seems to report the timestamp as exactly
> > the correct day and minute, but 10
> >>> hours in the future (or 14 hours in the past?).
> >> I'm pretty sure the time stamps in bbackupquery are UTC, so you
> > be 10 hours west of Greenwich.
> > I think I'm set to EST (GMT-5):
> > Under cygwin:
> > $ date
> > Sat Jan 14 09:33:04 EST 2006
> > Under cmd:
> > C:\PROGRA~1\BOXBAC~1>date /T
> > Sat 01/14/2006
> > C:\PROGRA~1\BOXBAC~1>time /T
> > 09:33 AM
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