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



28.4.2011 14:37, Martin Simmons kirjoitti:
>>>>>> 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).
>

I have not followed this thread from start, but what is wrong with

Purge Oldest Volume = Yes

That works for me.

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