[Box Backup] OSFileError
boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Jan 25 21:59:01 GMT 2007
On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, patrick machielse wrote:
> The cause of the problem seems to be that bbackupd simply can't find a
> location. I moved one of the folders I had specified in the
> configuration file, and this makes bbackupd throw the exception. I think
> there are two problems with this:
This has already been fixed since 0.10, in my branch. I hope that the fix
will be merged into the trunk. Perhaps we can add this as a "known
problem" with 0.10? Any objections?
> 1- I would expect bbackupd to simply skip non-existing locations,
> printing a warning to stderr. As it stands, the exception prevents
> backup of any location in the configruation (the non-existing folder
> is the first one listed), not just of the one that wasn't found.
My patch fixes this.
> 2- The error message: "Exception caught (Common OSFileError (Error
> accessing a file. Check permissions.) 1/9), reset state and waiting
> to retry..." is misleading since it is not a permissions problem.
> Also, the message could (should) indicate _which_ file couldn't be
My patch reports the name of the file that failed, but I don't think
it reports a better error than Common OSFileError. The description of that
exception is generic, and just a hint, not specific.
I think we should have a better error handling framework, with some more
specific subtypes of exceptions under Common OSFileError, such as Access
Denied, File Not Found, etc. Any objections if I manually create some such
> If you can confirm this is indeed the behaviour (and a bug), I will add
> a new ticket to trac.
Feel free to create the ticket, making sure to note that it is fixed in
chris/merge and awaiting merge into trunk.
Also, I would be grateful if you could try chris/merge and see if it fixes
the problem for you.
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