Re: [BackupPC-users] smb scheduled backup fails, but manual works

2006-12-07 Thread Chris Purves
Travis Fraser wrote:
 On Wed, 2006-12-06 at 17:11 -0700, Chris Purves wrote:

 I have a problem where a scheduled smb backup does not run.  The home 
 page for that machine shows 'Pings to king-graham have failed 109 
 consecutive times.'

 However, I can ping the machine from the command line and I can manually 
 start an incremental backup after which the home page shows 'Pings to 
 king-graham have succeeded 2 consecutive times.'

 Is this a laptop where it might go into suspend or leave the network?

It's a machine that I dual-boot windows/linux.  When I boot to linux the 
hostname changes, so it does effectively leave the network.

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Re: [BackupPC-users] smb scheduled backup fails, but manual works

2006-12-07 Thread Chris Purves
Tristan Stahnke wrote:
 
 On 12/6/06, Chris Purves [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I have a problem where a scheduled smb backup does not run.  The home
 page for that machine shows 'Pings to king-graham have failed 109
 consecutive times.'

 However, I can ping the machine from the command line and I can manually
 start an incremental backup after which the home page shows 'Pings to
 king-graham have succeeded 2 consecutive times.'

 I had a similar problem on my home network when I set the DHCP flag in
 the conf/hosts file to 1.  Setting it to 0 seemed to fix that problem.
 Since I don't have a DNS server on my home network I'm guessing it
 wasn't able to properly query the router for DHCP information, but it
 was still able to communicate to the client when I manually started a
 backup.  If you manually specify the host in /etc/hosts and can ping
 it from the commandline, I believe setting the DHCP flag to 0 should
 fix the problem.  Granted if the IP address of king-graham changes
 perhaps something else is amiss. Good luck.
 
Okay, I set the DHCP flag to 0, and that seems to have fixed the 
problem.  Thanks for the help.

After checking the docs for the DHCP flag, I found that you should only 
set the flag to 1 if nmblookup (or gethostbyname) fails.  In this case 
you need to specify a range of IP addresses and backuppc will query 
those specific addresses to request the hostname from those machines. 
Now that I understand this better, it's clear that I should have set the 
flag to 0.  Thanks Tristan for pointing me in the right direction.

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Re: [BackupPC-users] smb scheduled backup fails, but manual works

2006-12-06 Thread Travis Fraser
On Wed, 2006-12-06 at 17:11 -0700, Chris Purves wrote:
 Hi,
 
 I have a problem where a scheduled smb backup does not run.  The home 
 page for that machine shows 'Pings to king-graham have failed 109 
 consecutive times.'
 
 However, I can ping the machine from the command line and I can manually 
 start an incremental backup after which the home page shows 'Pings to 
 king-graham have succeeded 2 consecutive times.'
 
 Any help is appreciated.  Thanks.
 
Is this a laptop where it might go into suspend or leave the network?
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Re: [BackupPC-users] smb scheduled backup fails, but manual works

2006-12-06 Thread Tristan Stahnke
I had a similar problem on my home network when I set the DHCP flag in
the conf/hosts file to 1.  Setting it to 0 seemed to fix that problem.
 Since I don't have a DNS server on my home network I'm guessing it
wasn't able to properly query the router for DHCP information, but it
was still able to communicate to the client when I manually started a
backup.  If you manually specify the host in /etc/hosts and can ping
it from the commandline, I believe setting the DHCP flag to 0 should
fix the problem.  Granted if the IP address of king-graham changes
perhaps something else is amiss. Good luck.

Tristan

On 12/6/06, Chris Purves [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi,

 I have a problem where a scheduled smb backup does not run.  The home
 page for that machine shows 'Pings to king-graham have failed 109
 consecutive times.'

 However, I can ping the machine from the command line and I can manually
 start an incremental backup after which the home page shows 'Pings to
 king-graham have succeeded 2 consecutive times.'

 Any help is appreciated.  Thanks.

 --
 Chris


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