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On Monday 08 January 2007 10:32, Chris Rodgers wrote:
> > It appears that you have a rather unique case, since many other users
> > including myself rely on Bacula continuing when a client cannot be
> It wouldn't surprise me. I guess that most people who spool to disk only
> have one hard disk for backups - or else that they will often use RAID,
> so that bacula will still see only one "disk".
> I guess that makes this a low priority bug, but might it not still be a bug?
I cannot say that there is a bug or not because I never really understood your
problem because it wasn't clearly formulated in the beginning and throughout
the thread, the prior email messages were all clipped. This makes it next to
impossible to follow what is going on unless one has the luxury of ample free
time -- please see the Support page on the web site, it presents some ideas
that, if followed, will surely increase your chances of getting good help.
> > As someone on this list previously showed, the times specified on the
> > timeout directives are not correct due to the fact that different OSes
> > immediately when a connection fails and others wait some undetermined
> > In addition, the SD typically can take up to 30 minutes to cancel a job
> > depending on the exact state of the FD when it hangs.
> That's interesting (and something I didn't know). However, the SD seems
> to wedge all night in my case.
I suspect that your configuration is not correct, or you are trying to do
something that Bacula does not support.
> > There are ways to work around each one of these problems though.
> Can you give me a few pointers to finding these? Specifically, how can I
> make the SD time out in a sensible time e.g. 30 min, an hour, but not >
> 12 hours?
I cannot answer that since as far as I know the SD does timeout in 30 minutes
if not contacted by the FD. As I indicated above, your exact problem was far
from clear to me in the limited time I have to read emails.
Try (re)reading the Support page, kicking back and thinking about the problem,
then starting by scratch and presenting the problem (rather than your
conclusions) in a clear, concise way with example output, and in your case
the DIR and SD conf files.
Sorry, but that is the best advice I have, then at that point, perhaps someone
will be able to help you.