Re: [Bacula-users] Relationship between
autochanger slot number and Pool Max Vol?



Thanks. I have pushed the fix to the public git repository. If you find
that it does not fix your problem, please let me know.

Best regards,
Kern

On 02/16/2016 10:07 AM, Brady, Mike wrote:
> Kern,
>
> I had already done your suggested work around of increasing the Maximum
> Volumes parameter, changing the slot for the volume and then changing
> Maximum Volumes back to the original value. Everything seems to be
> working fine.
>
> Bug logged http://bugs.bacula.org/view.php?id=2208
>
> Thanks
>
> Mike
>
>
> On 2016-02-15 19:23, Kern Sibbald wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> Well, this *is* a bug. I would appreciate it if you would submit a bug
>> report. The interesting thing the bug has been there since 2006. If
>> you are a programmer look somewhere around line 295 in
>> src/dird/ua_update.c.
>>
>> If you are not a programmer, please set the maximum volumes in your
>> pool to 0 or a very big number, do your update slots, and then reset
>> your maximum volumes. I haven't tried it, but it should work. These
>> days most 10 slot autochangers have barcodes, and if you have them, it
>> would be simpler to simply put the volumes in the right slots then do:
>>
>> update slots barcodes
>>
>> otherwise provided the Volumes are labeled you can do an
>>
>> update slots
>>
>> but it will have to mount and physically read every tape.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Kern
>>
>> On 02/15/2016 09:33 AM, Brady, Mike wrote:
>>> I am setting a up a new Bacula 7.4 system and have run into an issue
>>> that I do not understand.
>>>
>>> I have a 10 slot autochanger that I have been using since the 5.0.x
>>> days
>>> through to 7.0.x. I cannot remember when I last did a clean install
>>> though. Everything has been upgraded over time, so I am not sure when
>>> this became an issue. It could have been an issue all along and I
>>> have
>>> just forgotten.
>>>
>>> In the 10 slot auto changer I have 4 daily volumes (from the
>>> P-Tape-Daily pool), 4 weekly volumes (from the P-Tape-Weekly pool) and
>>> 2
>>> monthly volumes (from the P-Tape-Monthly pool).
>>>
>>> On the existing 7.0.5 system the volumes are configured in the
>>> catalogue
>>> as being in the autochanger slots as follows:
>>> P-Daily-Tape-001 1
>>> P-Daily-Tape-002 2
>>> P-Daily-Tape-002 3
>>> P-Daily-Tape-002 4
>>> P-Weekly-Tape-001 5
>>> P-Weekly-Tape-002 6
>>> P-Weekly-Tape-003 7
>>> P-Weekly-Tape-004 8
>>> P-Monthly-Tape-001 9
>>> P-Monthly-Tape-001 10
>>>
>>> Each Pool has Maximum Volumes set as follows:
>>> P-Tape-Daily 4
>>> P-Tape-Weekly 4
>>> P-Tape-Monthly 2
>>>
>>> The same configuration is intended for the new 7.4 system.
>>>
>>> To that end, on the new system I have labelled all the tapes and am
>>> now
>>> trying to set the autochanger slot for each volume with the update
>>> command in bconsole. The Daily-Pool volumes all updated successfully,
>>> but when I go to do the P-Tape-Weekly volumes I get
>>>
>>> *update volume=P-Tape-Weekly-001 slot=5
>>> Invalid slot, it must be between 0 and Maximum Volumes=4
>>>
>>> I do not understand what the Pool Maximum Volume setting has to do
>>> with
>>> the autochanger slot number. I have confirmed that it is the
>>> P-Tape-Weekly Pool Maximum Volumes causing the issue by increasing it
>>> to
>>> 8. I can now change the slots for the P-Tape-Weekly volumes to 5-8 as
>>> required. Once the slots have been changed I can change the Maximum
>>> Volumes back to 4 and everything works as it should. At least I think
>>> it does. Still doing some testing.
>>>
>>> Same thing for P-Tape-Monthly except Maximum Volumes needs to be 10.
>>>
>>> Is this a bug or have I been something wrong all this time?
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> Mike
>>>
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