[Box Backup] Boxi + bbackup problem

Chris Wilson boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Tue Oct 10 20:25:02 BST 2006

Hi Michael,

(copying boxbackup-users list, since others may be interested, including 
Simon Lundstrom)

> cool stuff it works for me fine. Any Idea what it is/was ???

Boxi (and Box Backup) wanted to write a file to record mount points. This 
is useless on Win32 because we don't have BDB support, so the database is 
kept in memory, but it was trying to check the existence of the file 

For some strange reason, it was not adding the DataDirectory path to the 
beginning of the path of this file. I really don't understand why yet, 
because I haven't been able to reproduce the problem. The data points that 
I have are:

Works for me on Win2k SP4
Works for me on WinXP SP2
Works for you on WinXP SP2
Doesn't work for Simon Lundstrom on WinXP SP2
Doesn't work for you on Windows Server 2003

Please could you send me your bbackupd.conf files from your Windows 
XP and Windows 2003 boxes?

> Is it possible to start the binary automatically (without gui) and fire
> on the backupprocess .... that means I want to push the Backupprocess
> only during the night. Maybe a nice feature to allow the Backupdaemon to
> sync from 20.00 in the evening to  6.00 in the morning ?

Not yet. I'm thinking about adding such a feature, but not sure yet 
whether to integrate it fully into Boxi, or to install Box Backup as a 
service and configure it to run at those times.

Cheers, Chris.

> Am Dienstag, den 10.10.2006, 00:43 +0100 schrieb Chris Wilson:
>> Hi Simon and Michael,
>> On Fri, 29 Sep 2006, [ISO-8859-1] Simon Lundstrm wrote:
>>> I am using Boxi an svn snapshot from 0925 which Chris send me on Windows
>>> XP SP2 with an server on OpenBSD 3.9-release using boxbackup 0.10 on
>>> VMware Player (they are on the same machine, an laptop with 1GB RAM,
>>> 512MB allocated to OpenBSD)
>> ...
>>> This is the output I get from bbackupd (the boxi cmd.exe window):
>> ...
>>> Failed to open '\mnt_b4a67f6b': error 123
>> ...
>>> DataDirectory = C:\Documents and Settings\Simon\Skrivbord\Kopia av boxi\var
>> I haven't got to the bottom of this issue, but I've released a new
>> precompiled binary that should work around it. Please could you try
>> [http://gcc.flexdns.net/boxi-win32-bin-061010.zip] and let me know what
>> happens?
>> Cheers, Chris.
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