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Pbackup 3.1.9-1
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zigbert


Joined: 29 Mar 2006
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Location: Valåmoen, Norway

PostPosted: Wed 18 Jul 2007, 08:02    Post_subject:  

Hi Tony

Nice to see you around. I have now got myself a FTP-account. (thanks to your request). It is a very powerful backup solution, because the backup stays on another physical place. I only got 30 mb on my free account, but I have made a Pbackup-job for the most critical datas.

Sigmund
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GeoffS

Joined: 24 Feb 2006
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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Fri 20 Jul 2007, 05:57    Post_subject:  

zigbert
I have a small problem, pbackup has stopped working Surprised . I was using version (?) and it all worked OK. I upgraded to 2.4.4 and it stopped working. I upgraded to 2.5.0 and it still won't work.
There is plenty of space on the destination drive.
By not working I mean - it goes through all its routines and appears to work. At the end it displays the backup directory but there are no new files in it. I've searched elsewhere and they have not gone anywhere else Laughing .
I suspect this maybe critical - I am backing up to a VFAT partition.
If I make it work (see comments at the end) the Rox file display comes up in 8.3 format.
The history file is never updated.
It makes no difference if the device is mounted or not, however when I manage to make it run (see comments at the end) the partition is always unmounted by pbackup at the finish.
The GUI display tells lies Confused and says it was successful.
The following is my daily backup profile:-
Quote:

#Pbackup - profile


#[MAIN SETTINGS]
CHKINCREMENTAL=true
CHKFULLBACKUP=false
CHKMIR=false
INCLUDE="/root/|/mnt/hda5/|/gnucash/|"
SAVEMODE=HD
BCKDEV="/mnt/hdd5/PuppyBackup/"
BCKDATE_FROM=20/07/2007
FTPSERVER=
FTPSERVERDIR=
FTPUSERNAME=
FTPPASSWORD=

#[BACKUP]
CHKREC=true
CHKSYMLN=false
CHKMULTISESSION=false
CHKCOMPRESS=false
CHKJOLIET=false
EXCLUDE_BACKUP=""
FIND_NAME="*"
MNTPNT="/mnt/cdrom/"

#[SYNC]
CHKMIRSYMLN=false
CHKMIRATTRIBUTES=true
CHKMIRUPDATESYM=false
CHK_WRITEHIST=true
CHKTRASH=true
CHKLEADING_PATH=true
SYNCACTION=1
EXCLUDE_MIRROR=""
TRASHDIR="/tmp/pbackupTRASH/"

#[JOBS]
LASTSUCCESS=1184924332
LASTRUNTXT=""
LASTSTATUS=""
SCHEDULE="---"

#[MISC]
CHKAUTOMOUNT=true
WARN_FS=true
WARN_LEADPATH=true
WARN_MOUNT=true

Running pbackup from a console I get the following:-
every copy produces
Quote:

cp: when preserving paths, the destination must be a directory

then the usual couple of comments about 'locale'
then after I click on 'finished' I get
Quote:

/usr/local/pbackup/pbackup: line 905: /root/.pbackup/history/history: Not a directory
/usr/local/pbackup/pbackup: line 908: /root/.pbackup/history/20.Jul 19:23:29: Not a directory
/usr/local/pbackup/pbackup: line 909: /root/.pbackup/history/20.Jul 19:23:29: Not a directory
sh-3.00#

One other item that is significant. If I remove the final '/' from the 'BCKDEV' the backup runs. However it creates a directory called 'puppybac' (8 chars?) and does not add the 'to' & 'from' dates to the directory name. At the finish the directory names in the display are in 8.3 format. The partition is unmounted at the finish even if it was mounted at the start.
I hope there is enough information Laughing
Cheers
Geoff
Running Puppy 2.16.1.
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zigbert


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jul 2007, 07:37    Post_subject:  

GeoffS

Very helpful to see your config-file.

Thanks for bugreport. I've looked at the code, and there has been changes in the backup-to-HD-engine. I'll make an update and post it as soon as it is ready.

I'.ll also take a look at the auto-UN-mounting. Very Happy

Sigmund
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zigbert


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jul 2007, 08:34    Post_subject:  

Version 2.5.1 is ready for downloading. See main post.
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GeoffS

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jul 2007, 16:58    Post_subject:  

Hi zigbert
If 2.5.1 is a fix for my problem (you don't say) - wow, that is service Very Happy. Two hours turnaround. Thank you very much for the quick reply and when I'm working on the correct computer later today I'll give it a try.
Thanks again
Geoff
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zigbert


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jul 2007, 18:39    Post_subject:  

Please try, and give us the answer: Did it fix the issue, or is there more to work out?

My laptop died today!!! But since I got a recent backup, it really doesn't matter. But it reminds me that a working backup-program is important, so your feedback is very welcome.

Sigmund
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GeoffS

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jul 2007, 03:33    Post_subject:  

Hi Sigmund
Backup worked and it did not unmount the partition at the finish.
Congrats on your prompt efforts.
Sorry to hear about your dead laptop but that is when backups are VERY nice.
Now I'll have to try it with a drive that is NOT mounted before I do the backup - have to wait until I have something to backup Laughing .I know, I was the one who suggested that using an unmounted drive is a good idea but I'm actually not doing it Confused
Thanks again
Geoff
ADDED half an hour later
Sorry, bad news, I hadn't checked the history file - It is still not updated.
Cheers
Geoff
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zigbert


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jul 2007, 05:06    Post_subject:  

GeoffS

Nice to hear the good part of your story. Smile

I have now tried a backup to vfat, and it writes to history. I need more info.
- What info when running from terminal?
- Are you using the same config-file as shown in earlier post. (is 'write history log' checked)?
- Are the problem with 8.3 names fixed.
- Does the file /root/.pbackup/history/history exist?
- Does it write to history if backup to ext2/3?

Sigmund
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GeoffS

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jul 2007, 06:43    Post_subject:  

Hi Sigmund
Don't you sleep or do you just get up early?
I'm back on the laptop so don't have access to pbackup but I can answer some questions.
Quote:
What info when running from terminal?

I haven't run it from a console so can't answer that - try tomorrow.
Quote:
Are you using the same config-file as shown in earlier post. (is 'write history log' checked)?

Exact same config file.
Quote:
Are the problem with 8.3 names fixed.

File view was in 'long name' or vfat format.
Quote:
Does the file /root/.pbackup/history/history exist?

Yes, the history file is in correct spot, exactly where I've always found it. Last update shown is 17th July 2007 prior to my first update of pbackup.
Quote:
Does it write to history if backup to ext2/3?

I have not done a backup to an ext2/3 so can't answer that - will try tomorrow.
Cheers
Geoff
(I'm going to bed soon Laughing )
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GeoffS

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jul 2007, 03:53    Post_subject:  

Hi Sigmund
When I read the following question from you and looked at some console output daylight dawned Laughing
Quote:

- Does the file /root/.pbackup/history/history exist?

My history file is /root/.pbackup/history i.e. there is no history directory.
**Problem solved Laughing ********
I renamed the old history file to history-old
Created a directory 'history'
Moved history-old to new directory
Renamed history-old to history
It all ran OK.
Maybe I missed the version of pbackup which created the history directory. Anyway, the history is now working OK.
Tried the automounting ---
Oh dear Sad I tried it with an unmounted ext2 partition on 1st drive.
It provided the nice error box - 'I can't access the /mnt/hda8/tmp'.
Then I tried it on my normal backup vfat partition hdd5 on my 2nd drive but unmounted.
No messages, it did not mount it but did the backup to /initrd/mnt/hdd5 - ouch!!!
Automounting is NOT working - sorry.
After a bit more experimenting:-
Sometimes hdd5 (a vfat partition) gets mounted as msdos and that's when the filenames appear as 8.3. This doesn't always occur, sometimes as described above, the backup goes to /initrd/---. I can't see what I do that makes this change.

The rest of it appears to be working fine and I have backups again - great.
Cheers
Geoff
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zigbert


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jul 2007, 05:17    Post_subject:  

GeoffS
Thanks for feedback
I'll go through the automount- and history issues.

Sigmund
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GeoffS

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jul 2007, 18:22    Post_subject:  

Sigmund
Just a little thing I forgot to mention - when the message box popped up saying 'I can't mount ------" it came up behind the pbackup box and only the edges were visible. Not very obvious or helpful if you have a lot of windows open Confused .
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Geoff
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul 2007, 18:02    Post_subject:  

Version 2.5.2 is uploaded. See main post.

Geoff
Please try this one.

Regarding you problem with unseen dialog boxes .... I didn't really get it. If it continues after upgrade, please give accurate info when it occurs.

Sigmund
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GeoffS

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2007, 19:25    Post_subject:  

Hi Sigmund
I've made one test with my 2nd drive - vfat - unmounted, running from the console. Used a smaller but very similar config file. It only backsup the /gnucash/ directory.
I did get the error message about trying to backup to the /initrd/ etc directory when I had NOT told it to automount. That was good.
BUT when I checked the automount option I got this:-
Quote:
sh-3.00# pbackup
/usr/local/pbackup/pbackup: line 1328: 9178 Terminated $PROG_PATH/func -logbox
cp: omitting directory `/gnucash/'

(process:9436): Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by Xlib

(process:9436): Gdk-WARNING **: cannot set locale modifiers

It did the backup but had mounted the drive as msdos therefore lost most of the file name in the 8.3 filename format.
I will try some other tests later today.
Cheers
Geoff
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PaulBx1

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2007, 22:35    Post_subject:  

Sigmund, your screenshot of pbackup 2.5.0 shows a date format like "12.Jul 21:40" in the job list, but "15/07/2007" in the from date. Unfortunately the latter format is ambiguous since Americans (maybe others) use month first, while Europeans use date first. Could we go always with "12 Jul 2007" everywhere, or something like that? In other words, don't use numerals for the month? Of course the backup saveset names also ought to be reworked. I know I have to stare at the saveset names for a while to figure out what dates were actually saved... Rolling Eyes
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