On Thu, 2002-05-09 at 22:16, Carl Hartshorn wrote:
> It turns out that it wasnt dying--the fd ikon just went behind another ikon.
Gee you must have lots of services running for the icons to hide each
> > To "see" any possible error messages, do the following:
> > Start a DOS shell Window.
> > cd c:\bacula\bin
> > bacula-fd -t >out
> > type out
> That was a great suggestion--It pointed out a typo in my last update
> Windows FD and Dir now talk.
Glad it helped. I'm going to add the above suggestion to the manual.
> > append = "/home/kern/bacula/bin/log" = all, !skipped, !terminate
> > You should be sending yourself email messages for each job. This will
> > avoid the possibility of not knowing about a failed backup. To do so
> > put something like:
> > Mail = yourname@... = all, !skipped, !terminate
> Done--this helps too
Those two will go into the manual as well.
> About the upcoming 1.19--I'm using 1.18. Since I'm just getting started,
> reworking the DB wont matter to me to much. I'll try it out went it's available
OK, thanks concerning your database.
Bacula 1.19 is ready (the code). I just need to
either release it without documenting the new features,
or get busy documenting (not my favorite subject).
> An operation question. Suppose I want to reuse a tape? Is there was to return a
> full (but not needed) tape to the pool for reuse?. It looks like I need to wipe
> out the label so it can start over so it would create a new label.
Yes, this is another subject for the manual. With the new code in 1.19
(plus a bit more), recycling volumes will be automatic. However, in the
current version 1.18, you must do it "manually". There are currently two
ways to recycle a tape. For both, you start by writing an EOF on the
(stop Bacula -- or unmount the tape)
mt -f /dev/nst0 rewind
mt -f /dev/nst0 weof
Then you must delete the media record (Volume) from the
database by one of the two ways. Either you blow away the
database and start over:
or you use the Console program to delete the
(select the one you want to delete)
The problem with the second version, which is a bit simpler
is that in 1.18 it only deletes the Media record but leaves
all the Job and File records for that Volume orphaned. This
is no big deal if you are going to create a fresh database
in 1.19. In version 1.19, the delete command deletes all
the dependent records leaving the database properly cleaned
Instead of bothering to delete the tape from the database, you
can also simply give it a different name and leave the old records