Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 495605
backup operations are broken
Last modified: 2009-07-03 15:45:48 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrading to version 1.43.3rc1, existing backup set can not complete due to apparent code error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start fwbackups
2. Use an existing backup set
3. Start the backup operation manually by clicking on "Backup Set Now", or let it run at its scheduled time
The operation fails. A popup window is opened at the end with the following text:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/fwbackups/fwbackups-runapp.pyw", line 1369, in on_main2BackupSetNowButton_clicked
File "/usr/share/fwbackups/fwbackups-runapp.pyw", line 2439, in startSetBackup
self.logger.logmsg('DEBUG', _('Thread returned with retval %s' % self.backupThread.retval))
TypeError: not all arguments converted during string formatting
Backup operation should complete successfully.
Before the upgrade today to version 1.43.3rc1 backups were running fine.
I can't seem to reproduce this on my machine - can you please export the affected set(s) and attach the configuration files there? You may want to edit the files and remove the "RemotePassword=" key if needed.
Created attachment 339557 [details]
Backup set that fails to complete
One backup set is attached.
I just noticed that the operation fails while (or even after) sending the file to the backup destination. The last line that shows up in the log is this:
Apr 14 12:20:56 :: DEBUG : Sending files to server via SFTP
The backup file actually appears in the backup destination, and it seems to be in good order.
I found the bug causing the error, this will be fixed in 1.43.3rc2.
fwbackups-1.43.3-0.3.rc2.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
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fwbackups-1.43.3-0.3.rc2.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update fwbackups'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-6096
Thank you for providing a fix for this problem.
When I upgrade to F11 I will be able to test it and provide feedback (if this bug is still open).
A F9 update is pending now: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/fwbackups-1.43.3-0.2.rc2.fc9
fwbackups-1.43.3-0.3.rc2.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
fwbackups-1.43.3-0.3.rc2.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.