[Box Backup] Windows service starts and immediately stops.

David Anderson boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Thu, 19 Oct 2006 20:47:37 +0100


I've got a boxbackup server running, version 0.10, and Linux clients. Now I 
have come to install my first two Windows clients - and they both have the 
same problem.

I've followed the installation instructions on 
http://boxbackup.hostworks.ca/index.php/Compile_on_Windows (using the 
pre-compiled build 784).

The daemon runs correctly if you invoke it from the command line manually. The 
service installs correctly. But when I try to start the service, I get an 
error message telling me that the service stopped immediately.

In the Event Viewer, there's bbackupd.exe recording a "Common 
OSFileOpenError", and suggesting that either there's a non-existent config 
file, "or bad file referenced therein". I don't understand this, as 
running "C:\Program Files\Box Backup\bbackupd.exe" directly from the command 
line works fine.

Any help much appreciated.