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Old 05-11-2008, 11:24 PM   #1
rkulp
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Question BackupPC Error: Unable to open/create XferLOG


I am getting an error when trying to backup a Windows XP client. The following snippet from a terminal session shows it does not get far:
*************Beginning of Log***********************
dick@dick-ubuntu:~$ sudo -u backuppc /usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_dump -v -f dc6mqf61
[sudo] password for dick:
cmdSystemOrEval: about to system /bin/ping -c 1 dc6mqf61
cmdSystemOrEval: finished: got output PING dc6mqf61 (192.168.0.2) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from dc6mqf61 (192.168.0.2): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=1.90 ms

--- dc6mqf61 ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.900/1.900/1.900/0.000 ms

cmdSystemOrEval: about to system /bin/ping -c 1 dc6mqf61
cmdSystemOrEval: finished: got output PING dc6mqf61 (192.168.0.2) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from dc6mqf61 (192.168.0.2): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.186 ms

--- dc6mqf61 ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.186/0.186/0.186/0.000 ms

CheckHostAlive: returning 0.186
dump failed: unable to open/create /storage/backuppc/pc/dc6mqf61/XferLOG
************End of Log*****************
I have tried giving backuppc system admin privileges to no avail. Hopefully someone has a solution. I'm beat.

Additional Info: I don't have ssh keys since the documentation says that Rsyncd does not use them (SSH Setup on page 13 of 57 in http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/faq/BackupPC.html). This may be an error on my part. I would appreciate correction and instruction on where to put them on a Windows XP client.

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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The problem lay in the ownership of the folder. I changed the entire path (backuppc to dc6mqf61) ownership from root to backuppc. The backup started. No telling what other errors may occur.
 
  


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