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bug #50662: Storebackup doesn't notice corruption of .md5CheckSums.bz2

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Submitted:  Tue 28 Mar 2017 10:28:56 AM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
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Mon 17 Apr 2017 06:57:19 AM UTC, comment #1: 

you're right, there's no protection against a corrupt .md5CheckSum file. That's already on my to-do list.

If you have such problems, it's an indication that maybe your file system is corrupt. You should check with fsck.

To check this failure directly, you can run 'bzip2 -t' on the .md5CheckSums.bz2 file. If this failes, delete .storeBackupLinks/backup.Finished inside the affected backup.

Hope this helps

Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
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Tue 28 Mar 2017 10:28:56 AM UTC, original submission:  


some days ago my .md5CheckSums.bz2 file got corrupted during the backup. The backup did not fail and had the "finished" flag set.

Both storeBackupUpdateBackup --autorepair and storeBackupDel --deleteNotFinishedDirs failed to detect the broken checksum file as well.

So storebackup tried to read the file during the next day's backup.  It extracted a handful of md5sums from the file, but again gave no indication that the file was corrupt.

Instead of stopping the backup when it encountered the corruption, it started to do a full backup of several hundred gigabytes.

Michael Katzenmayer



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