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cpbackup: previous copy running......

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by WebJIVE, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. WebJIVE

    WebJIVE Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed over the past few weeks that I get dozens of emails from the server with the following message:

    From: root@xxxxxxxx.net (server x'd out by me)
    Subject: Cron <root@server1> /scripts/cpbackup
    Date: xx-xx-xxxx
    To: root@xxxxxxx.net

    cpbackup: previous copy running with pid 32074: aborting.

    I also get dozens of emails with the body message:

    cpbackup running in the background.
    complete log:/usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpbackup/1202454721.log

    Any reason why I would go from 1 email and 1 log to dozens and emails stating that a previous version is running? I have the default 1am backup cron job running and that's it. The backups are FTP and not local.

    Regards
    Eric
     
  2. chirpy

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    Are the previous jobs still running? Are there multiple backup jobs still running because they are hung for some reason?
     
  3. WebJIVE

    WebJIVE Well-Known Member

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    The jobs all quit properly and if I do a top or "show running processes" from WHM, there is no cpabackup running the following morning. For some reason, backup processes are being spawned even though one is running. I checked the cronjob config file and cpbackup is in there only once.

    I only see one instance of cron running to.

    I don't know why this started in the last few weeks since I pretty much run cPanel on auto-pilot.
     
    #3 WebJIVE, Feb 8, 2008
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  4. cPanelKenneth

    cPanelKenneth cPanel Development
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    Sounds like /var/cpanel/backuprunning is not being removed as it's supposed to. What is your full cPanel version number?
     
  5. WebJIVE

    WebJIVE Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to take so long.. Been one of those days. The version shown in WHM is:

    WHM 11.15.0 cPanel 11.18.0-R20595

    I just peeked into that directory and there is no file backuprunning at the moment.
     
    #5 WebJIVE, Feb 8, 2008
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