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sync.ffs_lock - please autodelete after X minutes

2014-02-05
2014-02-06
  • Olaf Noehring
    Olaf Noehring
    2014-02-05

    Hi

    just noticed, that when I tried new settings and FreeFileSync crashed the file sync.ffs_lock stays.
    You (in this case I) will not be able to run a backup on that directory anymore until the file is gone.
    I suggest (=feature request) that after a user defined time (in minutes - which would enable me so set ot to 23 hours for example) the file is being ignored - and - deleted, so that the next backup can run smoothly. FreeFileSync needs to check the time/date stamp of sync.ffs_lock for this (maybe you leave some more information in there which could be used).
    Right now i need to search the file and delete it by hand ...

    Olaf

     
  • Zenju
    Zenju
    2014-02-05

    FFS automatically detects abandoned sync.ffs_lock files. So in your case FFS probably does not crash, but hang. And while it's hanging it is still keeping the sync.ffs_lock file active. So the solution is to make sure that the FFS process that is holding the lock is not running anymore.

     
  • Olaf Noehring
    Olaf Noehring
    2014-02-05

    Hi

    well, it does not seem so. The sync.ffs_lock files is still sitting on my NAS - I manually needed to delete it.

    Olaf

     
  • Zenju
    Zenju
    2014-02-05

    Is the file size changing over time? If so, there is still a FFS process holding it.

     
  • Olaf Noehring
    Olaf Noehring
    2014-02-06

    Hi
    sorry for the fuzz. I deleted the file manually and since then the effect did not reoccur.
    If it happens again, I will post here again.
    Olaf