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Posted by Anonymous 
New user... with problems.
August 16, 2002 09:53AM
I'm trying to get BackupPC 1.5 working on one of my Debian (woody)
boxes.

It's become very frustrating to say the least. :(

In summary, I've got the software installed, CGI interface is up and
working, the software appears to be running, but it's not ever doing a
backup.

It's can't ever ping the host requested.

For example, I have my laptop setup as greglaptop (original, huh?).
It's located at 192.168.10.148, and is online.

nmblookup from the backup server box returns the following:

$ nmblookup -A 192.168.10.148
Looking up status of 192.168.10.148
GREGLAPTOP <00> - H <ACTIVE>
GREGLAPTOP <03> - H <ACTIVE>
GREGLAPTOP <20> - H <ACTIVE>
DOMAIN <00> - <GROUP> H <ACTIVE>
DOMAIN <1e> - <GROUP> H <ACTIVE>

$ nmblookup greglaptop
querying greglaptop on 192.168.10.255
192.168.10.148 greglaptop<00>

I've even set it up as a DNS name, using a static IP, and changing the
entry in the hosts file to reflect a static IP.

The CGI reports:

* Last status is state "idle" (no ping) as of 8/16 11:42.
* Pings to greglaptop have failed 23 consecutive times.

Any ideas on why this is occurring, and/or how I can enable additional
debugging?

Thanks,

Greg Nicholson

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New user... with problems.
August 16, 2002 04:05PM
[quote]I'm trying to get BackupPC 1.5 working on one of my Debian (woody)
boxes.

It's can't ever ping the host requested.
[/quote]
Try changing $Conf{PingArgs} from

$Conf{PingArgs} = '-c 1 -w 3 $host';

to

$Conf{PingArgs} = '-c 1 $host';

Craig

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New user... with problems.
August 16, 2002 04:46PM
[quote][quote]I'm trying to get BackupPC 1.5 working on one of my Debian (woody)
boxes.

It's can't ever ping the host requested.
[/quote]
Try changing $Conf{PingArgs} from

$Conf{PingArgs} = '-c 1 -w 3 $host';

to

$Conf{PingArgs} = '-c 1 $host';

[/quote]
That appears to have done it. I've got two windows hosts that have
started backing up now.
Most Excellent. I'm going to have to find a Redhat box or something and
find out what the -w switch does now...
Thanks for the quick turnaround, and software!

Greg Nicholson
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