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Affa is broken - while I fix it, how do you use it?

Offline vassili

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Re: Affa is broken - while I fix it, how do you use it?
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2023, 08:32:38 AM »
Hi, team, any news or updates on affa development ?

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Re: Affa is broken - while I fix it, how do you use it?
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2023, 10:15:24 AM »
Slow as I keep getting interrupted.

I think there is a v4.01 now in smedev but we know it still has some issues.

I think basic backup/restore works but some of the trickier stuff like restore a specific set - which was broken - still has some issues.

Please get a copy and test.
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Offline vassili

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Re: Affa is broken - while I fix it, how do you use it?
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2023, 10:18:36 AM »
Sure, I will set up some test systems, test and report back the result

Slow as I keep getting interrupted.

I think there is a v4.01 now in smedev but we know it still has some issues.

I think basic backup/restore works but some of the trickier stuff like restore a specific set - which was broken - still has some issues.

Please get a copy and test.

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Re: Affa is broken - while I fix it, how do you use it?
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2023, 11:12:05 AM »
If you DM or email me your name and an email address I can set you up on my Rocket instance and you can chat to us directly for testing.......

We know you'll find a few bugs and it will be easier to explain to you there how and what to test methodically.
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Offline Gary Douglas

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Re: Affa is broken - while I fix it, how do you use it?
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2024, 08:02:58 AM »
Way back on rocket one of my first comments was 'affa --rise is god'. I have tested and used AFFA4 extensively since then and this is still true. The RPM affa-4.0-1 in SMETEST has one small issue that affa --rise does not use hardlinks. It will still RISE if you have sufficient disk space. An earlier version 4.0-1a does RISE using hardlinks. The difference between 4.0-1a and SMETEST 4.0-1 is 4.0-1 has line 3852 commented, replaced with line 3853. 4.0-1a uses "--link-dest=$archive$src",
3852            # "--link-dest=$archive$src",
3853            ( $linkDest ? "--link-dest='$job{'RootDir'}/$jobname/$linkDest'" : '' ),
There may be other issues with affa4, there are many variables, undo RISE fails, restore old archive works but not tested recently.
My use and testing AFFA4 now includes RISE of several production servers, and other various purposes, i.e. saving my bacon.
An important Include if using i.e. MariaDB105 is; Include=/var/opt/rh/rh-mariadb105/lib/mysql
My sincere thanks to the dev team... my other gods!
« Last Edit: April 26, 2024, 08:20:30 AM by Gary Douglas »

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Re: Affa is broken - while I fix it, how do you use it?
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2024, 10:17:03 AM »
It's my fault - just overwhelmed with life   :cry:

I know where the issue is but it's linked to something else.

Just need to get my head back into it.

I haven't forgotten. Just time......
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Offline Gary Douglas

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Re: Affa is broken - while I fix it, how do you use it?
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2024, 11:28:01 AM »
not your fault !!! Affa just saved my bacon to fix a 4month old problem, and now going to look at another nasty one which can't be fixed on the live box. Sync a copy minus data to a VM here, rise, then play.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2024, 11:34:07 AM by Gary Douglas »

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Re: Affa is broken - while I fix it, how do you use it?
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2024, 05:31:23 PM »
Thanks but I still feel guilty.

I haven't forgotten it........
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Offline Gary Douglas

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Re: Affa is broken - while I fix it, how do you use it?
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2024, 10:10:02 AM »
thanks John. my other issue now fixed thanks to rise and play, in fact issue had disappeared on VM so updated live box