[Box Backup] Windows service starts and immediately stops.

Chris Wilson boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Thu, 19 Oct 2006 21:51:59 +0100 (BST)

Hi David,

On Thu, 19 Oct 2006, David Anderson wrote:

> 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.

Indeed it should. Unfortunately this error message is not very useful. 
Immediately before it, in the Event Viewer, there should have been another 
error message that lists the file it was trying to open, and the reason 
for failure. Can you have a look to see if you can see any such error?

Cheers, Chris.
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