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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2006, 06:34:42 PM »
beta 6 released:

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# rpm -qp --changelog smeserver-dar2-0.0.1-b6dmay.noarch.rpm
* Wed Oct 11 2006 Darrell May <dmay@myezserver.com>
- major rewrite of dar2-backup/restore templates
- minor updates to action scritps adding more echo statements
- [0.0.1-b6dmay]

/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-backup
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-backup/00setup
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-backup/10Backup
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-backup/10Compression
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-backup/10Default
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-backup/10Exclude
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-backup/10Prune
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-backup/10Slice
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-backup/10Verbose
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-restore
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-restore/00setup
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-restore/10Default
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-restore/10Restore
/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/dar2/dar2-restore/10RestoreTo

Darrell

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« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2006, 03:52:03 PM »
beta 7 released:

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# rpm -qp --changelog smeserver-dar2-0.0.1-b7may.noarch.rpm
* Wed Oct 11 2006 Darrell May <dmay@myezserver.com>
- BT:1974 verbose prop now controls log file generation, default 'off'
- [0.0.1-b7dmay]

Darrell

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« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2006, 03:00:50 AM »
I feel some sense of redemption after seeing the latest change.

;-)

Thanks for the awesome contrib.

regards,

patrick
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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2006, 01:58:03 PM »
Darrell, do you want my experiences with the new USB local box
here in this thread, the bugzilla or should I start another thread?

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« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2006, 04:41:18 PM »
Quote from: "piran"
Darrell, do you want my experiences with the new USB local box
here in this thread, the bugzilla or should I start another thread?

Any 'tried this and it worked great' should go to this thread.

Any 'tried this and it didn't work' is a potential bug and therefore should go to the Bug Tracker as a new ticket entry under the smeserver-dar2 category.

Darrell

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« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2006, 05:31:06 PM »
Got it;~)

I've never used a USB2 drive before now (only FireWire400 boxes).
So I followed your install USB box HOWTO at...
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http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs \ //dmay/smeserver/7.x/testing/smeserver-dar2/smeserver-usb-disk-howto.htm
...to install the new USB2 kit (SME7).
BTW your thread starter's listing for the above isn't active (ie no URL).
What a good clear instructive HOWTO, my thanks, you forgot
to say "breathe now" so I was a little cyanotic near the end.
I fell down the gotcha leaving the USB box mounted afterwards and so
couldn't start the subsequent backup run (as it was already mounted).

Q&A that you might consider adding to that HOWTO:
* How do you get the second, third etc drive added?
* Is there a helpful listing command to see the drive's parameters?
* How do ensure/confirm everything is running with USB2 (not USB1)?
* Is it OK to just rip the USB box off its power and data cords
ie in the case of user panic in the face of a fire/flood/disaster?

So, yes, the USB2 box does the job. My expectations were considerably
higher than what it (the USB2 box as a local drive for smeserver-dar2)
seems to have delivered. Perhaps 'things' need more configuring...
to put it simply: it's 'expensive' in use and it's not that quick either.
This comes into the category of tried this and it didn't work so will
now go away and prepare some bugzilla threads (URLs added later).

postedit
The tried this and it didn't work stuff is now in bugzilla #1978...
http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1978

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« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2006, 09:42:48 PM »
Quote from: "piran"
So, yes, the USB2 box does the job.

Then you should be reporting everything worked. Which it did.
Quote from: "piran"
My expectations were considerably higher...

This is a hardware issue that this software contrib has no influence on. USB2 data transfer speed is not fast. If you require faster transfer speed try a removable IDE or SCSI drive (or drive-array). Any mountable drive can be used with this contrib. It is not limited to USB disks only.

Search for forum posts outlining how to add an additional drive.

Darrell

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« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2006, 10:01:38 PM »
Wasn't a 'should' I actually 'did' report that it did the job;~)

To confirm, what it did worked OK on the USB2 box.
I briefly tested some restored files and they were OK too.

The actual server's case ie internals are full up already (2TB+).

BTW I tried the FireWire interface option on the SME7, nothing got
recognised but I can't be certain that everything FW'y is set up.

The USB2 box is history, as I type it's now being formatted as NTFS.
Yet another FireWire box for the M$ workstation.

Thank you for helping me out on this USB2 test.

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« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2006, 01:32:01 AM »
Quote from: "piran"


BTW I tried the FireWire interface option on the SME7, nothing got
recognised but I can't be certain that everything FW'y is set up.



from Centos Mailing list..
Quote from: "http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2006-September/070331.html"
Firewire is not turned on in the standard RHEL kernel.  It is on in the
CentOSPlus kernel.
Regards,
William

IF I give advise.. It's only if it was me....

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« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2006, 01:42:15 AM »
I've started a new thread to avoid diluting this one.
http://forums.contribs.org/index.php?topic=34190.msg146787#msg146787

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« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2006, 01:56:45 AM »
The ex-USB2 box is now a FireWire NTFS box on a M$ workstation share.
Currently on course to complete the previous test in about 2hrs having
used negligable server resources (only 1 CPU for a start!) showing a load
factor of approx 0.5 though obviously this run is using a network share
and smbfs (as opposed to a local drive and ext3).

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« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2006, 02:38:40 AM »
Quote from: "piran"
Currently on course to complete the previous test in about 2hrs having ...

Sounds great!

Darrell

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« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2006, 02:53:38 AM »
Agreed;~)

That ex-USB2 drive (now FireWire400/NTFS) driven over the gigabit
intranet on a M$ workstation's drive share (smbfs) completed in
1hr 50mins at a data throughput rate of ~32GB/hr and really quite
minimal server resources (1 CPU and a load factor less than 0.5).

Tomorrow will use this as a base mean and stress the system with
concurrent jobs to identify where I can increase or maximise data
throughput (without excessive resource 'expense' of course).

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« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2006, 03:33:40 PM »
Hello Darell,

See wath I get in my log file... It is normal ?

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Connecting /mnt/dar2/Backup to //maxserver/BackSME
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: ps2pdf13 $1 $OUTDIR/$2$DATE.temp
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: mv $OUTDIR/$2$DATE.temp $OUTDIR/$2_$DATE.pdf
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: echo "" > $T
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: echo "************************** PDF CREATED FOR YOU ****************************" >> $T
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: echo "Hello $2," >> $T
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: echo "Here's your requested PDF file." >> $T
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: echo "***************************************************************************" >> $T
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: echo "Job Name : $4" >> $T
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: echo "Submitted at : $DATE" >> $T
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: echo "Attached as : $2_$DATE.pdf." >> $T
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: echo "***************************************************************************" >> $T
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: mutt -a $OUTDIR/$2_$DATE.pdf -i $T -s "PDF:$DATE:$4" $TO
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: rm $1
params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration file: rm $T
Expanding /etc/dar2/Backup template
Performing Backup backup


Thanks,

Snoopyski

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« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2006, 03:38:08 PM »
Snoopyski, please specify your PDF contrib that's running on SME7.