Search found 27 matches

by Xyzzy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Network speed limit to 200 Mbits/s for backup ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3616

Re: Network speed limit to 200 Mbits/s for backup ?

So eventually I investigated the problem (as it appears B4a is NOT tested with such exotic servers as Samba - so buyers beware) and so far discovered, that it uses varying send buffer size 1 or 4 MB, with Windows default being 512 kB - improper buffer size is often reason for such problems. I've req...
by Xyzzy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Smart backup appears to be not smart at all
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Smart backup appears to be not smart at all

Have you ever completed the first full backup? Can you tell (from files names being processed) if B4a just wants to complete the first full backup, or just starts all over?
by Xyzzy
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken backup repair.
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Broken backup repair.

So, B4a is not able to recognize files that are already in the target, unless they were backed up before.
You can not catch up the mirror backup with files already in the target.
by Xyzzy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken backup repair.
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Broken backup repair.

Unfortunately this is not working in all situations. Again I am stuck in some state, where I B4a does not properly synchronize catalog contents with what is actually in source/target. Again mailed support. B4a has issues with getting the Test/Repair options to work right - instead of checking what i...
by Xyzzy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Network speed limit to 200 Mbits/s for backup ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3616

Re: Network speed limit to 200 Mbits/s for backup ?

Fast forward 4 years and I have an identical issue.
I've already sent a message to support.
by Xyzzy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken backup repair.
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Broken backup repair.

I contacted B4a support and they provided an advice to uncheck the "Smart file scanning mode" in backup properties.
This seems to work and the backup is progressing.
Still, I would expect Repair to handle such situations better.

So all is well that ends well.
by Xyzzy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken backup repair.
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Broken backup repair.

So, maybe a word how I got to this state. I set up a new backup target server (same name, shares etc.) and recreated all mirror backups (like the problematic one) simply by running Repair. In case of this one, I needed to terminate running backup. I did it by using Stop option or just by closing com...
by Xyzzy
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken backup repair.
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Broken backup repair.

Oh, and if you want me to run some queries on bkp - no problem.
by Xyzzy
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken backup repair.
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Broken backup repair.

It looks to me like for some reason B4a is not checking source when repairing/testing. It's like it thinks it has actual state of sources and compares this state with backup - I have not noticed refreshing source data when doing repairs. Anyway, just to let you know - I've lost confidence in B4a (ar...
by Xyzzy
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken backup repair.
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Broken backup repair.

This is not the first time I have similar issues with B4a, but this time after two days of struggling I have really enough. After repairing backup using all the options in turn, I got eventually some files marked as to be backed up at the next backup execution. But this does not happen. See attached...