[Box Backup] Boxbackup deleted directories

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Tue Mar 28 13:41:38 BST 2006


On 28 Mar 2006, at 09:02, Peter wrote:

> m=E5n 2006-03-27 klockan 21:31 +0100 skrev Ben Summers:
>> On 27 Mar 2006, at 21:24, Peter wrote:
>>
>>> m=E5n 2006-03-27 klockan 21:14 +0100 skrev Ben Summers:
>>>> On 27 Mar 2006, at 20:45, Peter wrote:
>>>>
>> [snip]
>>>
>>> Should be plenty of free space;
>>>
>>>                   Account ID: 00000001
>>>               Last object ID: 3350743
>>>                  Blocks used: 16454879 (64276.87Mb)
>>>     Blocks used by old files: 720120 (2812.97Mb)
>>> Blocks used by deleted files: 4 (0.02Mb)
>>>   Blocks used by directories: 79419 (310.23Mb)
>>>             Block soft limit: 58982400 (230400.00Mb)
>>>             Block hard limit: 65536000 (256000.00Mb)
>>>          Client store marker: 0
>>
>>
>> Two things worry me... firstly the client store marker really
>> shouldn't be zero, because that suggests the client has never
>> finished a scan successfully. Secondly, there's this:
>>
>>>>> Mar 27 21:04:15 biognos1 bbackupd[17522]: Send
>>>>> ListDirectory(0xd91d5,0xffffffff,0xc,true)
>>>>> Mar 27 21:04:18 biognos1 bbackupd[17522]: Receive Success(0xd91d5)
>>>>> Mar 27 21:04:18 biognos1 bbackupd[17522]: Receiving stream, size
>>>>> 34284049
>>
>> A 33Mb directory listing seems a little unlikely to me.
>>
>> So, what's odd about your client? Have you really got a directory
>> with many thousands of files in it?
>>
>> It's possible you're hitting an edge case we need to revisit in the
>> next version, but this does need further investigation.
>>
>> Ben
>>
>>
>
> I wouldn't say it's impossible, these are home-folders for a =20
> biochemical
> company, and I know they store a LOT, both in size and numbers of =20
> files.

Can you find out for sure?


>
> Just let me know if there is anything else you need, like more =20
> complete
> log entries or testing some configuration changes, cause right now I'm
> not sure how to proceed myself.

Currently my best guess is that you're backing up a directory with a =20
huge number of files in it, and Box Backup is not as efficient as it =20
should be in situations like that.


>
> The server is amd64 on gentoo, server 0.09 compiled from source,
> upgraded to 0.10 installed with ebuild.
>
> Client is 32bit fedora core 3, client compiled manually from source.

You should have no problems with that.

Ben






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