Subject: Re: [Bacula-users] fixing a 'Cannot find any
appendable volumes' problem



>>>>> On Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:13:53 -0700, David Newman said:
>
> bacula 5.0.3, FreeBSD 8.2
>
> While running a full backup of a file server, bacula keeps issuing
> 'Cannot find any appendable volumes' messages and prompting me to create
> a new volume. I've done that, three times, and tried rerunning the job
> but now the NAS unit attached to the bacula box is nearly full (mostly
> with hundreds of volumes from aborted full backups of this server).
>
> I don't care if this job wraps around from the final volume and starts
> overwriting the first and subsequent volumes. How can I configure bacula
> to do that so that this job can run to completion?

You could use the purge volume command with each volume that you don't want to
keep. That will allow Bacula to recycle those volumes.

OTOH, you don't give much information about why it failed three times, so the
same problem might happen again (hint: post the full logs).

__Martin

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