Hi Michael,

I understand where you coming from but what happened was, the VM was paused for a image backup, which happened at the interval where we was not aware of.

I am sure avoiding is the best thing to do BUT since it has already happened, just wondering how do we ensure the backup resumes to normal state or at least start with a new backup by skipping the "broken-partial" backup.


From: Michael Stowe <mstowe@chicago.us.mensa.org>
To: Prem <squirrelj@yahoo.com>; "General list for user discussion, questions and support" <backuppc-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [BackupPC-users] Backup seem to fail after premature child issue


> Hi,
>
> While the backup in progress and the client (i.e. VM) goes down (e.g.
> paused), the backup when resumed always tend to fail. It does not resume
> back from where it stopped and it as well hinders the subsequent backup.
>
> Appreciate some advise on  how to overcome this.
>
> Regards,
> Prem.


I'm going to go out on a limb here ... don't stop the machine you're
backing up in the middle of a backup, perhaps?  I'm not sure what kind of
magic you're expecting to happen.

BackupPC doesn't know why the system went down, so it would generally be a
poor assumption to pick up backing up "where it left off."  You don't
specify what backup method or operating system you're using, but I'm not
even sure it matters, since the advice is pretty much the same:  don't do
that.