Coda File System

Re: Amanda differences: 2.4.4p1 (installed) vs. 2.4.4-2 (compiled)

From: Jason A. Pattie <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 11:32:40 -0600
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Jan Harkes wrote:
| On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 06:49:40PM -0600, Jason A. Pattie wrote:
|>I setup the /etc/amanda/daily/amanda.conf|disklist files according to
|>previous configuration examples from this list.  When I issued an
|>'amcheck daily -c' as the backup user on Debian on the file server, it
|>reported multiple errors, one each for every volume I'm attempting to
|>backup.  Are these harmless errors? or will the backup not succeed?
| It depends on the errors. When I run amcheck it doesn't complain.

I get "ERROR [Volume check for coda.root failed]" after running amcheck.

In /tmp/amanda, I have some .debug files that show a little of what's
going on.  When amanda gets to the coda filesystems to backup, the
following occurs in the logs:

sendsize.20040224221503.debug (all other non-coda volume info removed)
- -----------------------------
sendsize[2322]: time 524.678: waiting for any estimate child
sendsize[2356]: time 524.678: calculating for amname 'coda.root',
dirname 'coda.root', spindle -1
sendsize[2356]: time 524.678: running cmd: calcsize.coda calcsize.coda
CODA coda.root coda.root 0 0
sendsize[2356]: time 524.678: waiting for (null) "coda.root" child
sendsize[2356]: time 525.390: after (null) "coda.root" wait
sendsize[2356]: time 525.390: done with amname 'coda.root', dirname
'coda.root', spindle -1
sendsize[2322]: time 525.391: child 2356 terminated normally
sendsize[2322]: time 525.391: waiting for any estimate child
sendsize[2362]: time 525.391: calculating for amname 'internal.private',
dirname 'internal.private', spindle -1
sendsize[2362]: time 525.391: running cmd: calcsize.coda calcsize.coda
CODA internal.private internal.private 0 0
sendsize[2362]: time 525.392: waiting for (null) "internal.private" child
sendsize[2362]: time 525.497: after (null) "internal.private" wait
sendsize[2362]: time 525.498: done with amname 'internal.private',
dirname 'internal.private', spindle -1
sendsize[2322]: time 525.498: child 2362 terminated normally
sendsize: time 525.498: pid 2322 finish time Tue Feb 24 22:23:48 2004

I suppose amanda might be complaining since it does not appear to be
receiving any size information estimates for the coda volumes?  Also,
our fileserver/coda server is doing the backups.  Is this part of the
problem?  I know I had to "trick" the original backup system to make
backups work on the same server that was also the coda server
(fortunately I had different partitions to which I could backup).

I have updated amanda to the latest CVS changes and will try again with
that version (the version you said you updated CVS to, I think 2.4.4p2?
~ It seems to be building .deb packages as 2.4.4-3.  Is that correct?).


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