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Affa Backup Question

Affa Backup Question
« on: April 26, 2021, 06:04:11 AM »
Hello everyone, its been awhile that i have posted here at the forum been almost 5 years already its not that I been away it just sme rocks and trouble is manageable from time to time I been reading some of the topics here. Anyway enough for the intro, The reason that I have posted here is that just to clarify something and this new to me been using affa for a very long time and stable. Though just recently I need to unfortunately encounter hardware error on my server and I need to restore the backups from Affa. One thing weird is that mostly of backups have S0 on the table see but now it unusual i dont see any. See attach pic. Is this normal or did miss something here? Can I full restore my backup without a proble?

Thanks you very much and power to SME community and the Team that keeps this community up and running!

Offline Jean-Philippe Pialasse

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Re: Affa Backup Question
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2021, 04:31:06 PM »
I am not affa user, but from what I read :

configuration : scheduled S=0  daily D=7 weekly W=4 monthly M=3 yearly Y=0

scheduled and yearly are set to 0 and you do not have any, that's normal.

One think that could be confusing, is the setup ask you how many you want, and the count is done from 0 to 9, and not from 1 to 10. Then you expect maybe to have a S0 when configuration is set to 0...

maybe there used to be  a bug there and it was fixed https://viewvc.koozali.org/smecontribs/rpms/smeserver-affa/contribs10/smeserver-affa.spec?revision=1.3

Re: Affa Backup Question
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2021, 04:43:03 PM »
I am not affa user, but from what I read :

configuration : scheduled S=0  daily D=7 weekly W=4 monthly M=3 yearly Y=0

scheduled and yearly are set to 0 and you do not have any, that's normal.

One think that could be confusing, is the setup ask you how many you want, and the count is done from 0 to 9, and not from 1 to 10. Then you expect maybe to have a S0 when configuration is set to 0...

maybe there used to be  a bug there and it was fixed https://viewvc.koozali.org/smecontribs/rpms/smeserver-affa/contribs10/smeserver-affa.spec?revision=1.3


Hi, Thanks! Yeah right as per checking on my config scheduled is set to 0.  Just want to make sure though. Thank you so much for the quick reply. It is great to be back here!

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Re: Affa Backup Question
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2021, 05:32:14 PM »
Stay close, itis time to move to SME 10 ;)

Re: Affa Backup Question
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 03:09:39 AM »
Stay close, itis time to move to SME 10 ;)

That would be our next move, there are many of them line up for an upgrade.

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Re: Affa Backup Question
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2021, 03:10:29 PM »
Careful trying to use Affa to upgrade... it is not really systemd or v10 aware (I am working on that)

It might be ok- someone else has done it, but you need to test, test, test, and have LOTS of GOOD alternative backups.
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Re: Affa Backup Question
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2021, 10:03:34 PM »
Careful trying to use Affa to upgrade... it is not really systemd or v10 aware (I am working on that)

It might be ok- someone else has done it, but you need to test, test, test, and have LOTS of GOOD alternative backups.

and if you have alternative good backup, like a console backup, would be easier, faster, safer to just use it to migrate ;)