[Dirvish] Backups only happening every two days

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Thu Jun 29 02:30:35 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 05:48:52PM -0700, Loren M. Lang wrote:
> I discovered a rather strange bug in our backup rotation.  We are making
> backups daily and rotating Firewire drives weekly where the backup is
> stored.  I took a look in the vaults recently only to discover that
> backups were only stored for every other day.  This has been happening
> for the last two weeks, though images from previous weeks are stored for
> every day.  I have not done anything to change this and I haven't found
> in the logs about this.  Normally I get an e-mail from any cron jobs
> that had problems.  My cron line looks like this:
> 20   1  *  *  * root    dirvish-expire --quiet; dirvish-runall --quiet

You should turn off --quiet until you debug this.  For example, there
could be something affecting cron;  I have seen every-other-day behavior
when cron dies and anacron is doing the scheduling instead.


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