[Dirvish] Dirvish Execution Cycles

Jon Radel jon at radel.com
Thu Feb 1 04:11:55 PST 2007


Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Wed 31 Jan 2007, Tom wrote:
> 
>> I'm running a basic installation of Dirvish to backup a number of host systems. Some of these are very large mail systems, which when a mail spool file can't be backed up due to being in use, it naturally gets an error, and reports it as such.
> 
> What type of system is it? Files being in use is usually not a
> hinderance in backing them up; files that disappear (or are moved to
> other spool directories) will result in the infamous error 24; however,
> AFAIK dirvish won't retry the transfer when encountering this error,
> although by default it will consider the image failed.

My dirvish installation certainly retries on missing files.  It only 
considers the backup failed if it (or presumably another error) happens 
on every attempt.

--Jon Radel


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