FlyBack w/empty folders

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by jwillar, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. jwillar

    jwillar New Member

    I followed the HOWTO on installing/using 'FlyBack' using default setting. It worked as advertised except when I open the destination folders, I see no files, I just see empty directories. Where have I gone wrong, Is this normal? :eek:
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    DOes the user that runs FlyBack have read permissions on the directories and files to back up? Does that user have write permissions on the directory where you want to store the backup?
     
  3. jwillar

    jwillar New Member

    yes, I am trying to backup my 'home' folder/files and have full read/write permission to the source and destination. I tried re-installing the application and carefully followed the guidance step by step before trying to backup just one folder (after removing all exceptions). I got the same results. I appreciate your trying to help with this.
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Any errors in your logs?
     
  5. jwillar

    jwillar New Member

    log states "unable to read device-id ret=-1".
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What are the source and the destination directories?
    What's the output of
    Code:
    mount
    ?
     
  7. jwillar

    jwillar New Member

    I reinstalled FlyBack and checked the log file. I saw no errors, the last line referenced the CRON tool for scheduling. The 'mount' command gave:

    [email protected]:~$ mount
    /dev/sda3 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    /sys on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755)
    varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
    udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    devshm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
    lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw)
    /dev/sda2 on /home type ext3 (rw)
    /dev/sda1 on /media/sda1 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
    securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    //192.168.0.9/Volume_1 on /media/MyShare type smbfs (rw)
    [email protected]:~$
     
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Does it work when you use another destination directory?
     
  9. jwillar

    jwillar New Member

    Thanks

    BINGO! I directed FlyBack to a USB target drive and successfully backed up a smaller directory and got the files within it too!. Now I need to figure out why FlyBack won't function with my NAS drive hanging off my network. Thanks for your help, good job and I'll put that solution in my bag of thing to check for the next time. :) jwillar
     

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