[Box Backup] manual snapshot problem

Matt Brown boxbackup at boxbackup.org
Sat Oct 25 13:57:08 BST 2008


Hi Chris,

Sorry for the delayed response....

> Hi all, especially Matt Brown,
>
> On Tue, 21 Oct 2008, Torsten wrote:
>
>> Restarting Backup on errors after UpdateStoreInterval would be a
>> solution for me. How complicated is it to implement this function?
>
> I remember that Matt noticed that when not running automatic backups  
> (i.e.
> in snapshot mode), when an error occurs during the backup which  
> causes it
> not to complete successfully, it would not have retried  
> automatically, and
> I think I fixed that behaviour. My question is whether you would  
> like the
> option to control the time before that retry happens (using
> UpdateStoreInterval) or whether you would prefer it to happen as  
> quickly
> as possible?

Yes, the behavior was if a backup failed in Snapshot mode at any point  
during the sync - the backup would cease and not restart. However  
since you added the retry part from Lazy mode all is well and I can  
confirm it does in fact retry flawlessly.

Maybe a RetryOnFailure (or similar) option for those who do not wish  
to automatically retry in case of failure/error, however I would  
wonder if anyone would want that option as this is (IIRC) the default  
behavior in Lazy mode ? but as for behavior of retries via  
UpdateStoreInterval or similar is fine with me as long as the  
resultant is it retries the failed session/sync :)

Matt Brown




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