[Box Backup] Lazy mode and temp-file handling
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:14:49 +0200
I've boxbackup 0.11rc2 running in lazy mode on a heavy loaded machine
with a lot of activity on the file system. Every now and then I get an
error message that some of the files could not be backed up. All theses
files are either temp or (short time) lock files. The minimum age
parameter MinimumFileAge is set to 6 hours, so this shouldn't happen at
One of these files is a tmp file of a cron job that runs rather often
and does some sort of file rotation. So a file is generated, moved to a
tmp file (always with the same name) processed and deleted later on. The
tmp file is never alive for longer than a few minutes, but shows up
quite often (in different versions).
I suppose that by chance the file-name exists (although with different
inodes) on several boxbackup-runs in a row, so boxbackup "sees" it for
more than 6 hours and initiates an upload. As the file is deleted in
between I get the error message.
I wonder if this file should even be considered for an upload, given
that "the same file" doesn't exist for more than 6 hours, only a file
with the same file name but different inodes.