Monday, December 18, 2006

PSA Total Backup

I have been having issues for a couple of days with the following error.
Encountered error when do_backup is already running. Backup cannot start twice! on host k*****.***** at 2006-12-18 4:8:2
I presume that the problem pretty much described in the error. A quick search on the 4PSA forums gave me a simple solution. "I have noticed this too on occastion, but haven't found out why is happens. Simply kill the process and re-run the backup".

Finding the process by name wasn't something I'd done before... google came to the rescue again.
:~$ ps -A |grep do_backup
27524 03:02:12 do_backup
So, all I needed to do was kill the process id that was returned and re-run the backup!
:~$ sudo kill 27524
Great - all you ever need in this life is a couple minutes, a firefox browser and google!

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