[Box Backup] Server drive failed

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Sun Jan 7 10:15:56 GMT 2007

The Box Backup clients will realise that all the previous data has  
vanished from the server, and upload it again without operator  
intervention. Remember, it's advertised as a "completely automatic"  

Just run bbstored again (after recreating the accounts with  
bbstoreaccounts), and everything will work.


On 7 Jan 2007, at 07:44, Diego Ongaro wrote:

> To clarify, we did lose the data on the server that was our  
> boxbackup server running bbstored. These backups are almost purely  
> in case the boxbackup client (bbackupd) server goes down, so I'm  
> not very concerned with old and deleted files. The drive was not on  
> a hardware or software RAID, nor were we using boxbackup's software  
> raid. We have already installed a new drive but have stopped the  
> bbstored service.
> Per said we need to "redo all the backups", and the intent of my  
> initial question was to ask how to do that. For example, is there a  
> command I need to run on the clients to tell them they need to do a  
> full re-sync?
> Thanks again,
> Diego Ongaro
>> On Jan 06, 2007 03:07 AM, Ben Summers <ben at fluffy.co.uk> wrote:
>>> On 5 Jan 2007, at 20:30, Diego Ongaro wrote:
>>>> Our boxbackup server's large drive has failed. We still have /etc
>>>> and /
>>>> on a different (smaller) drive that didn't fail, but we lost the
>>>> actual
>>>> server data. How can we bring our backups back up?
>>> Per's response is of course correct if you have lost your server,
>>> which runs bbstored. It's just like you lost your tapes if you had
>>> been using tape backup.
>>> But if you mean a server running the Box Backup client, bbackupd,  
>>> you
>>> want to read this:
>>>    http://bbdev.fluffy.co.uk/trac/wiki/VerifyAndRestoreBackups
>>> Ben
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