Short: When my server runs backups it doesnt send email notifications, even though it is set up to.
I have my vm gpl 3.59 set up to backup all virtual servers twice per week using ssh to another server, it is set to transfer each server as it’s backup completes, and to use one file per server, not the old format.
Recently I had a need to restore a backup for one virtual server after not checking on the backup system for about a month. I do know it worked completely before, and up to mid June. At this point, in the proper directory there was only one virtual server backed up, crazy luckily it was the one I needed to restore. However when I went to restore the backup, it said the tar.gz was corrupt and couldn’t be restored. So I extracted the tar.gz and found only the home directory of the server, again luckily that was all I needed. I also noticed that I had not received notification emails for the server backups since mid June. So, the broken site restored (manually), I went to looking at the backup settings and found nothing wrong. So to force it to save itself again, and to test it, I changed the days from sun and wed to sat and wed, and the time from midnight to 9:50 (so i could watch). It ran and seems to have completed successfully backup up all servers, however it still sent no notification email. There is no attempt to send an email in the mail log, and virtualmin has no problem mailing me for other things. I tested this by breaking my memory threshold on my memory monitor and received a prompt email that the memory monitor found the problem.
All this said, if it is set to send an email, (ie the box to send only on failure is not marked), how can I find out why it isn’t if there isnt even a message about it at all in any mail logs?
I also tested the email address it is set to send to, and it functions properly.