[OpenAFS] Re: backup dump suddenly started failing - (failed - partially dumped, possible communication error) SOLVED

Bastian dea1306@melvex.xs4all.nl
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:55:36 +0100

Andrew Deason schreef:
> On Sat, 09 Jan 2010 00:31:04 +0100
> Bastian <dea1306@melvex.xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> But I will try and see if these patches solve the problem. Am I right
>> to assume that they (only) need to be applied on the file server with
>> these volumes (not on the db servers or the tape coordinator)?
> This affects RX, so potentially affects pretty much anything in OpenAFS.
> The parts involved with 'vos dump' are the 'volserver' and 'vos'
> binaries, so you'd want to replace at least those. (If I recall
> correctly, 'vos' may be the only thing you need to change, but I'm not
> 100% sure about that.)
> Since you're using debian packages, I'd just add the new patches, and
> build and install new .debs; you don't need to mess with the individual
> binaries.

For the record and those having this error in the future: bug 20727 was
most probably the cause. Patch or upgrade.

I tested 'backup dump' and 'vos dump' with packages from
debian-backports (1.4.11+dfsg-6~bpo50+1, containing the patch in rx.c).
That did the trick.

The patch (or upgrade from backports) only needed to be applied to the
host running the vos or backup command, in this case the tape coordinator).

Thank you, Andrew and others who responded.