Re: [Bacula-users] Bconsole hangs when connecting to SD after upgrade from Fed 14 to Fed 15

2011-07-15 04:12:50
Subject: Re: [Bacula-users] Bconsole hangs when connecting to SD after upgrade from Fed 14 to Fed 15
From: Jeremy Maes <jma AT schaubroeck DOT be>
To: Bill Damage <bill.damage AT yahoo DOT com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:09:36 +0200
Op 15/07/2011 8:25, Bill Damage schreef:
Hi Allesandro

Well ain't that something? I'd have put money on it being something we did. In fact I can add to this - we have another server, which was running the same bacula on F15, which we upgraded using the "preupgrade" method, i.e. entirely via the web and wizards. This went perfectly. It was this process which went wrong on the second server, so we ended up doing the upgrade via a DVD. Whilst from a Fed pov it now seems ok, there is this bacula problem and pretty much that's the only difference between these systems. 

Its too important to mess with any longer. We're already a week behind with our backups so I'm going to use the workaround you suggested, thanks.

From: Alessandro Bianchi <alex AT skynet DOT it>
To: bacula-users AT lists.sourceforge DOT net
Cc: bill.damage AT yahoo DOT com
Sent: Thu, 14 July, 2011 12:50:14
Subject: Re: Bconsole hangs when connecting to SD after upgrade from Fed 14 to Fed 15

Il 14/07/2011 13:29, bacula-users-request AT lists.sourceforge DOT net ha scritto:
Hi - the upgrade wasn't without trouble - we had to preserve the bacula config, 
do a clean installation and restore the config/cats etc. So its almost 
definitely not a "bacula doesn't work with Fed15 problem" ;-)

What happens is if I restart the services I can see them running fine and the sd 
is running as the user "bacula". If I try anything with touches the sd, say in 
bconsole even a "status all", the display stops at the first "Connecting to 
Storage daemon..." message. However, if I kill the sd process and run it from 
root with "bacula-sd -f -v" in another console all is well. There's nothing in 
any logs I can see. Whats gives please? Thanks.

I faced a very similar problem after upgrading from F14 to F15

I had the SD hanging on every operation

I tracked it to a permission problem.

It seems to have some sort of trouble while dropping privileges.

I "fixed" it editing the /etc/syscongif/bacula-sd file and setting it like follows:


I don't like having the SD running as root so before doing that I worked on permissions on the bacula SD storage area (I'm using the File storage) with no luck.

Hope this points you in some useful direction.

You should really check which group owns the tape devices /dev/st0 and /dev/nst0 (or (n)st1 or higher if there's more than one drive).
I'll bet it is now owned by the group "tape" instead of the usual group "disk" it was in the past.

If that's the case you can just run the SD as user bacula and group tape :-)


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