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Bug 453313 - Copy of the files and Folders does not work
Summary: Copy of the files and Folders does not work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fwbackups
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Stewart Adam
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-29 15:18 UTC by Bill Komanetsky
Modified: 2009-01-14 18:36 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-14 18:36:10 UTC

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Description Bill Komanetsky 2008-06-29 15:18:23 UTC
I love fwbackups, but the current rc2 version does not execute 'Copy of the
files and folders' and fails.  (Below is the debug log).

I am wanting to copy a path /media/Backups to a destination named
/media/USB_Backups1/Backups.  I just want to do a straight copy of the files
which are backup archive files created by fwbackups.  It is to a USB connected
drive for archival purposes.  Times is set to all months, all days of week at
2:00 am.  Options are Enabled, Backup is recursive, Printe installed packages to
a text file, Number of old backups to keep = 1 and Copy of thye files and
folders is selected.  The folder on the destination drive is created, but it
looks like fwbackups is trying to backup to a directory that does not exist (via
the log).

I am able to fix this problem by removing any spaces in the backup set's name
(example:  I changed "Backup Replica" to "BackupReplica" and it worked.

Not sure if you want to change this or not let spaces in the backup set's name.

Thanks for a great tool!

Jun 29 07:46:01 :: DEBUG : Created destination folder
`/media/USB_Backups1/Backups/Backup-Backup Replica-2008-06-29'
Jun 29 07:46:01 :: DEBUG : Running command: nice -n 0 rsync -g -o -p -t -R -r
--exclude=.* -l '/media/Backups' /media/USB_Backups1/Backups/Backup-Backup
Jun 29 07:46:01 :: DEBUG : Starting subprocess with PID 5137
Jun 29 08:05:04 :: DEBUG : Subprocess with PID 5137 exited with status 23
Jun 29 08:05:04 :: ERROR : Error(s) occurred while backing up path
Please check the error output below to determine if any files are incomplete or
Jun 29 08:05:04 :: ERROR : Output:
Return value: 23
stderr: rsync: link_stat "/media/USB_Backups1/Backups/Backup-Backup" failed: No
such file or directory (2)
rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(1031)

Jun 29 08:05:14 :: INFO : Finished automatic backup operation of set 'Backup
Jun 29 08:05:14 :: DEBUG : Thread returned with retval False

Comment 1 Stewart Adam 2008-06-30 04:46:49 UTC
If you run this command as root:
# nice -n 0 rsync -g -o -p -t -R -r --exclude=.* -l '/media/Backups' \
  '/media/USB_Backups1/Backups/Backup-Backup Replica-2008-06-29 --progress

as root, does it copy correctly? If so, then this will be a easy fix (missing

Comment 2 Stewart Adam 2008-11-29 03:33:05 UTC
This should have been fixed a while back when I released rc3, the final 1.43.2 is now in the repositories. Can you confirm the problem is resolved?

Comment 3 Stewart Adam 2009-01-14 18:36:10 UTC
This is working for me with 1.43.2 final, so I'll close this. Please feel free to reopen if you can still reproduce the bug.

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