Log files not created for large jobs

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ChrisLundy
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Log files not created for large jobs

Postby ChrisLundy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:42 pm

I have a number of backup jobs set of different sizes.
Originally they would all create log files (sometimes 50MB each) so I could find the few errors.
Now only the smallest jobs create log files, and the larger jobs simply have no logs at all, ever.
My log folder is 350 KB
The jobs finish with warnings, but there is no log to see which files had a problem.

Yes, I update FBackup every week or so. It has been happening for about 6 weeks with every version of fbackup 5.0

Is there any way to find out why the logs are never created?
The backups are almost useless if they have errors but I can't see which files are missing from them.

Thanks

Softland
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Re: Log files not created for large jobs

Postby Softland » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:24 pm

Hi,

Please look at the backup log size before the backup is finished. What is the size of that file?

ChrisLundy
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Re: Log files not created for large jobs

Postby ChrisLundy » Fri May 02, 2014 7:10 pm

Well, I finally got around to running a backup during the day and watching the log size. It's still running, and I expect it to take a while to finish.

The log file jumped to just over 50MB while it created the list of files, and it is now 58MB at 6% backed up.
I'll make another post if it gets any bigger today, or if the log file is still there by monday.

ChrisLundy
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Re: Log files not created for large jobs

Postby ChrisLundy » Mon May 05, 2014 4:51 pm

The log file is still there from the backup I ran friday. It is 83 MB.
The scheduled backup ran saturday, but there is no log file for it.

Softland
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Re: Log files not created for large jobs

Postby Softland » Fri May 16, 2014 12:18 pm

Hi,

The folder log size is limited at 100 MB. If the Saturday log was larger than that, both logs could have been deleted when the limit was applied.

ChrisLundy
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Re: Log files not created for large jobs

Postby ChrisLundy » Wed May 21, 2014 4:26 pm

Is there any way to remove the 100MB log folder limit? Is this limit applied right after the backup, or at the beginning of the next one?

It isn't deleting the old 83MB log file or any of the smaller ones, but I think the scheduled backup would create a log file over 100MB.

Is there any way to only log error messages? I don't need a list of successful files.

Thanks,

Chris

Softland
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Re: Log files not created for large jobs

Postby Softland » Thu May 22, 2014 10:43 am

Hi,

We released version 5.0.455 of FBackup. The limit for logs folder was increased to 500 MB.

ChrisLundy
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Re: Log files not created for large jobs

Postby ChrisLundy » Thu May 22, 2014 4:08 pm

Awesome, thanks. I just installed the latest version. (5.0.450 was the version I could find).

ChrisLundy
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Re: Log files not created for large jobs

Postby ChrisLundy » Fri May 23, 2014 5:14 pm

The log folder was cleaned out again...
It ran a decent sized backup last night, and a small backup this morning. Now the log folder only shows the small backup from this morning. Yesterday it had more small logs in it.

Should I wait for 5.0.455, or is 5.0.450 the version with a 500mb log folder limit?

Softland
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Re: Log files not created for large jobs

Postby Softland » Tue May 27, 2014 12:14 pm

Hi,

Since build 5.0.455 we increased the limit.


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