[K12OSN] OT-BackupPC Errors - fixed

Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu m3freak at rogers.com
Mon Feb 27 06:32:06 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-23-02 at 10:47 -0800, Carl Keil wrote:
> I thought you all should be reminded, when in doubt reboot.  (That was 
> is my Windows troubleshooting mantra.  I guess it can apply to Linux too.)

I don't concur.  I have found that rebooting a Linux server to fix a
problem is usually entertained by those less experienced with Linux
distro administration.

Anyway, that PIPE error you've been seeing with BackupPC will most
likely rear it's head again: when, I can't say.  But, it's almost always
caused by the timeout setting in your main config.pl file being too low.
Change $Conf{ClientTimeout} to a higher value to, say, 72000 (20 hours).

Check out BackupPC's mailing list.  There are many posts there from
people who have experienced the same problem.


Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
Linux 2.6.15-1.1831_FC4 i686 GNU/Linux 
01:26:22 up 14:44, 2 users, load average: 0.48, 0.43, 0.50 

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