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Re: [Bacula-devel] Winbacula VSS errors but job still terminates with OK


On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 08:34:22AM -0400, John Drescher wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 8:25 AM, Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I'm in the process of testing Bacula 2.3.22 (SVN) server and I noticed when I
> > backup winbacula 2.2.10-b4 client (windows 2003 r2 sp2 32bit) 50% of the
> > backup jobs fail with "ERR=Access is denied" error..
> >
> > bconsole says this:
> >
> > JobId 5: Generate VSS snapshots. Driver="VSS Win 2003", Drive(s)="C"
> > JobId 5:      Could not stat C:/Program Files: ERR=Access is denied.
> >
> > My test backup job for that client is trying to backup only "c:\program files".
> > The same error seems to happen also if I try to backup some other directory.
> >
> > Winbacula runs as SYSTEM user on Windows. Next time when I run the job it
> > works just fine.. and the next time it fails.. and the next time it works.
> >
> > Exactly every second works and every second fails..
> >
> Can you disable any antivirus or antispyware when you run bacula and
> see if you get the same behavior?

Actually that server is not running any antivirus and/or antispyware.. 

It's running MS SQL though.. I wonder if that could have something to do
with it.. at least it supports VSS.

> >
> > I don't know if Windows VSS goes into some bad state because of Bacula or if
> > that's some problem with Windows itself.. or some application installed on
> > Windows. Windows event log doesn't have any errors or warnings.
> >
> > The alarming thing is that when the job fails with that "ERR=Access is denied"
> > zero files and zero mbytes are backup up.. but the job status is still
> > "Backup OK -- with warnings"..
> >
> > I think that's definitely not OK.. the whole backup has failed but the
> > status is still "OK"..
> >
> Although I think the warning was by design (too many errors with VSS)
> I will have to leave this one up to the developers.
> 

Yep.

-- Pasi


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