Bug 245750 - Automatic backup in moodle does not work
Summary: Automatic backup in moodle does not work
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: moodle   
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Version: 6
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Gwyn Ciesla
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-26 13:55 UTC by Leopold Aichinger
Modified: 2009-03-09 22:55 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.9.4-3.fc10
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Last Closed: 2007-08-06 17:58:12 UTC
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Description Leopold Aichinger 2007-06-26 13:55:19 UTC
Description of problem:
The backup configuration page enables administrators to configure automated
course backups and a backup schedule. 
This does not work in moodle on Fedora
Core6 and I think this problem also exits in moodle1.8, coming with

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Login in moodle as admin and go to the administration page.
Activate automatic backup for example from Monday to Friday

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login in moodle as admin
2.Go to the administration page
3.go to backup
Actual results:
No backups are made

Expected results:

Additional info:
There is a cron-file in the directory /etc/cron.d under the name moodle
containing the following crontab-entry:
*/5 * * * * apache /usr/sbin/moodle-cron
This starts the shellscript /usr/sbin/moodle-cron every 5 minutes.

But the shell-script moodle-cron will not do anything because
it checks if the file /var/lock/subsys/moodle exits:
[ -f /var/lock/subsys/moodle ] && /usr/bin/php /var/www/moodle/web/admin/cron.php

This is never true on my system because moodle did not create
the file /var/lock/subsys/moodle (moodle is not a daemon)
[ -f /var/lock/subsys/httpd ] would make sense!

Comment 1 Gwyn Ciesla 2007-07-25 23:50:00 UTC
Check the 1.8.2-1 build in rawhide, it addresses this issue.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2007-08-06 17:58:07 UTC
moodle-1.8.2-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 3 junk 2009-02-22 02:49:36 UTC
The problem with the cron file mentioned in "Additional info" in the original bug report is still there in moodle-1.9.4

Comment 4 Gwyn Ciesla 2009-02-23 13:56:01 UTC
The current moodle-cron on all versions is the following:


[ -f /var/lock/subsys/moodle ] && [ -f /var/lock/subsys/httpd ] && /usr/bin/php /var/www/moodle/web/admin/cron.php

Does this not work?

Comment 5 Gwyn Ciesla 2009-02-23 19:10:09 UTC
Update coming for F-10 and F-9.

Comment 6 Leopold Aichinger 2009-02-24 07:27:31 UTC

[ -f /var/lock/subsys/moodle ] && [ -f /var/lock/subsys/httpd ] && /usr/bin/php

This would not work, because moodle will not generate a file /var/lock/subsys/moodle (This is true for version 1.6.5-5.fc6, which I use)
Perhaps newer versions will? - but I don't think so, because moodle is not
a daemon and therefor not an independent process and will not be started through a
(see: "Why do init scripts require lock files? by Bradford Hinson": http://www.redhat.com/magazine/008jun05/departments/tips_tricks/)

The file /var/lock/subsys/httpd will generated when httpd starts, and this file
will removed when httpd is stopped through the SystemV-Start/StopScript.


[ -f /var/lock/subsys/httpd ] && /usr/bin/php /var/www/moodle/web/admin/cron.php

will work!

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2009-02-27 21:08:59 UTC
moodle-1.9.4-3.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-02-27 21:09:10 UTC
moodle-1.9.4-3.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2009-03-09 22:51:06 UTC
moodle-1.9.4-3.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2009-03-09 22:55:09 UTC
moodle-1.9.4-3.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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