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mad101dan

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Hi

Each night we backup our mailserver. This is a full backup once a week and an incremental one each night.

The issue I have is the number of errors that are in the retrospect log file each night. Last night there was over 2000. I normally don't mind a few but this is getting silly.

Take last night for example I have about 200+ of each of the following error messages, just with the numbers incrementing log.78, log.79 etc

File "status.fld": different creation date/time (set: 9/22/2009 5:48:22 PM, vol: 9/23/2009 12:52:15 AM), path: "Server RAID/usr/local/kerio/mailserver/store/mail/domain.co.uk/*/*/ status.fld ".

File "spam.log.78": different data size (set: 31,447, vol: 28,190), path: "Server RAID/usr/local/kerio/mailserver/store/logs/spam.log.78".

File "security.log.248": different data size (set: 923,014, vol: 1,191,881), path: "Server RAID/usr/local/kerio/mailserver/store/logs/security.log.248".

File "error.log.65": different data size (set: 2278, vol: 2275), path: "Server RAID/usr/local/kerio/mailserver/store/logs/error.log.65".

File "debug.log.170": different data size (set: 19,802,239, vol: 8,018,802), path: "Server RAID/usr/local/kerio/mailserver/store/logs/debug.log.170".

Is this normal ? Is this anything to worry about ?

Cheers

Dan


[Updated on: Wed, 23 September 2009 19:35]

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j.a.duke

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mad101dan wrote on Wed, 23 September 2009 13:34
Hi

Each night we backup our mailserver. This is a full backup once a week and an incremental one each night.

The issue I have is the number of errors that are in the retrospect log file each night. Last night there was over 2000. I normally don't mind a few but this is getting silly.

Take last night for example I have about 200+ of each of the following error messages, just with the numbers incrementing log.78, log.79 etc

File "status.fld": different creation date/time (set: 9/22/2009 5:48:22 PM, vol: 9/23/2009 12:52:15 AM), path: "Server RAID/usr/local/kerio/mailserver/store/mail/domain.co.uk/*/*/ status.fld ".

File "spam.log.78": different data size (set: 31,447, vol: 28,190), path: "Server RAID/usr/local/kerio/mailserver/store/logs/spam.log.78".

File "security.log.248": different data size (set: 923,014, vol: 1,191,881), path: "Server RAID/usr/local/kerio/mailserver/store/logs/security.log.248".

File "error.log.65": different data size (set: 2278, vol: 2275), path: "Server RAID/usr/local/kerio/mailserver/store/logs/error.log.65".

File "debug.log.170": different data size (set: 19,802,239, vol: 8,018,802), path: "Server RAID/usr/local/kerio/mailserver/store/logs/debug.log.170".

Is this normal ? Is this anything to worry about ?

Cheers

Dan


Dan,

These errors are "normal" if you don't turn off the mail server while running the backup.

When I run a live backup, I just ignore those errors; ideally, we should be shutting down the server processes before starting the backup and restarting them after.

Perhaps others here can explain what they do and how.

Cheers,
Jon
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p0ddie

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I would backup the zipped Kerio backup files to tape as with those, you can be quite sure you can restore your mailserver to a working state with the kmsrecover cli tool.

I can confirm these errors are perfectly normal, though... when your backup starts at 1:00 AM, the change date of some system files is 1:00AM. If the tape then reaches certain files and copies them, it's perhaps 1:10 AM and the system file has changed in between. So, there is a discrepancy between the file info retrospect has when it counted the files and then, when comparing the backup to the source at 1:20 AM, the timestamp on the file is changed again.
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