[tahoe-dev] backup error on root directory after upgrade

Kyle Markley kyle at arbyte.us
Sat Oct 2 21:08:18 UTC 2010


> The object that you should perform a filecheck on isn't the buildbot
> directory but some child beneath it.
> Try doing a deep check.

Excellent tip!  The problem was the Archives directory, and I know how
that happened.

I wanted my backups to gradually age out and be deleted because their
leases expired.  I set up cron jobs to ensure the root directory would
haves its lease updated, and another to ensure Latest and everything
contained in it would have leases updated, but nowhere do I add a lease to
the Archives directory.

Archives was reclaimed, but the root directory didn't know about that.

I deleted Archives from the root directory and then the backup worked

Now I need to fix my crons.

Kyle Markley

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