[Box Backup] Windows service starts and immediately stops.

David Anderson boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Fri, 20 Oct 2006 19:06:20 +0100

Thanks. That now told me which file was the problem.

It was the pid file. I created the bbackupd directory using mkdir from Cygwin, 
but apparently it didn't have sufficient permissions for the service. (For 
whatever reason it had sufficient permissions for running directly from 

Maybe a good idea to add a note to the wiki? Although now that the error is 
there in the event log, it'll be easier for people to fix.

Thanks again for the quick and helpful response.


On Friday 20 October 2006 01:21, Chris Wilson wrote:
> Hi David,
> On Fri, 20 Oct 2006, David Anderson wrote:
> > No such message, I'm afraid.
> >
> > Each time, I get three messages:
> >
> > 1. An informational message, telling me the service started.
> > 2. The error message, about the file.
> > 3. An informational message, telling me the service stopped.
> I've uploaded a new experimental build of Box Backup to this URL:
> [http://bbdev.fluffy.co.uk/svn/box/chris/win32/releases/boxbackup-chris_gen
> Please could you give it a try? I think I've found and fixed the last few
> places where an OSFileOpenError could be thrown without logging some kind
> of explanatory message.
> Please could you provide full details of all messages logged by this new
> version of Box Backup in the Event Viewer, and your bbackupd.conf file?
> Cheers, Chris.