- one or more backup jobs on an unslung slug no longer run
- you cannot modify an existing backup job in the standard Linksys web administration page.
Note: merely rebooting the slug resolves nothing
Delete the lock file(s) for the wayward backup job(s).
- Locate the
/share/hdd/conf/mnt/backup directory that records the running state of each backup job.
- For each backup job there is a directory of the same name and a "lock" file called
<your_backup_job_name>.pid representing the
/usr/sbin/backup process. Locate the directory and the file for each wayward job.
ps -eaf to verify that
/usr/sbin/backup is not actually running.
- Delete the
pid file(s) for your job(s).
- Optional: delete the directory for each job also.
Cause and Prevention
How do good backup jobs go bad? How does one help to prevent them from doing so? I don't have the answers yet, but I invite those with greater understanding to add to this wiki.
Credit to Ian White for identifying the procedure