[Box Backup] How to move boxbackup store to a larger disk?

David H Kaufman boxbackup at boxbackup.org
Fri Sep 12 22:46:11 BST 2008


Chris,

Thanks for the rapid response!

On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 21:26:30 +0100 (BST), Chris Wilson <chris at qwirx.com>
wrote:
> Hi David,
> 
> On Fri, 12 Sep 2008, David H Kaufman wrote:
> 
>> At the end of which I had a happy, larger EXT3 filesystem on new-disk.
>> But boxbackup doesn't like something I did - I ran:
>>
>> bbstoreaccounts check <id>
>>
>> and got a HEAP of these:
>>
>> File ID 61321 has different container ID, probably moved
>> File ID 61a01 has different container ID, probably moved
> 
> Are you sure these messages weren't present before you resized the
> filesystem? I suspect that they were.

You are correct. I still had the original boxbackup store, and it exhibits
the same behavior. (I won't call them errors now!) I should have thought of
checking that, thanks for pointing it out!

Thanks,
David

>> I was hoping that "fix" meant it would fix those container IDs, but
>> rerunning "bbstoreaccounts check" reported the same errors. (At least,
>> it was a heap of errors - I didn't verify that they were exactly the
>> same ones.)
> 
> They are not actually errors. We should probably silence them. They just
> mean that a file had been moved and the move was tracked by Box Backup.
> 
>> My real question: what is the right way to upgrade to a larger disk,
>> without throwing away my existing boxbackup store?
> 
> What you did looks absolutely fine to me.
> 
> Cheers, Chris.
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