I have a VPS that is having problems completing backups. I can’t delete backups, and I can’t get them to run succesfully.
I have tried 3-4 times to run this command
but then I cannot see backups in the path that I expect. I think that this takes about 40 minutes to run, I can’t tell for sure
then, when I try to use the FIND command to locate files larger than 1gb, I get errors
find / -type f -size +1G
find: ‘/proc/148381/task/148381/fdinfo/5’: No such file or directory
find: ‘/proc/148381/fdinfo/6’: No such file or directory
find: ‘/proc/148409’: No such file or directory
find: ‘/proc/148410’: No such file or directory
I don’t know what the part about can’t find means, I don’t really understand how the find command works, I normally use locate and updatedb.
So at SOME point, I need to cleanup backups in order to take more backups.
At this URL I see reference to v-delete-user-backups
jaapmarcus commented on Nov 2, 2021
For command line/api call v-delete-user-backups username and for UI we need to change
Oh, right now I Just noticed I could kick off a backup for a single user manually. If that works (i’ll know in 20 minutes) then I’ll be pretty happy. I just want to archive off my work for this server and continue testing.
for what it is worth your backups simply reside in /backup , so you could simply change into that folder and list it’s content for starters.
of course you could try to find all large files with a find command, but that runs across the whole filesystem for no reason
that it gives some errors during the run is normal and depends on permission and such as there are more than just files and folders in your system. without wanting to dive too deep into details, especially those related to /proc you can simply ignore and have nothing to do with your problam at hand.
if your backups do not appear in /backup you should at least find some logfiles there per user, which might hold some information.
how much free space does your system have? for creating a backup you might need some, the routine is checking for at least double size of what is supposed to be backed up.
this is because it creates multiple archives and puts that together in another tar, so during the process you’ll temporary need some room and best guess is, this is why it fails for you here.
I am afraid this is not enough knowledge to manage a VPS, ideally you want to build some more fundamental linux basics, no offense, just saying.
but again, my backups are failing to complete. you’re right, I should run that find command just in the /backups dir. I just don’t understand why a find command would fail ever.
I guess that I’m going to need to double the disk space on the VPS and restart the server and see about kicking off backups again. I Just wish that IF I didn’t have adequate disk space for a backup to complete, I wish I had a simple error.
I’m stuck in a backup-loop without success. 50gb VPS. ONE site has 5gb of pictures in the uploads DIR. THREE databases for WP are 300mb. And the MOST IMPORTANT site I care about , backups won’t ever complete.
I’m sorry man. WebDav. That protocal is derived from FrontpageServerExtensions, isn’t it? Can you give me a good example? I don’t wanna google it, and I think my NEXT storage investment is gonna be the S3-compatable storage on Linode. But I’m kinda scared of it.
To be frank, my EMAIL difficulties are making me want to leave linode entirely
sorry man, but what am I supposed to do with that information? I don’t need another class in math, just get that free disk space available to see if your backup can be created or not. should be simple.
as long as you keep ignoring what’s written or suggested, you’ll be stuck in your loop otherwise…