I got a new server up and cruising. Was able to do a custom build on Gentoo (When will there be better gentoo support? ).
Now I wanted to do a transfer of all the virtual-servers and settings. First, I shutdown postfix so that mail would start to queue up on my secondary mail relay. Then ran a full backup to S3. After that finally finished, I then attempted a restore from S3. The restore would spin for a VERY LONG TIME. Eventually one of the perl processes would start eating up tons of memory, until it easts all the swap space and then eventually dies. The restore page on Virtualmin just spins. I tried it even on small sites, thinking that it might be an issue with the vs size, and the same thing happens.
With that a big failure and leaving the virtual servers down for many hours and keeping me very very tired, I had to abort and get the original server back up. The flood of email that came in killed the server with an onslaught of spamassassin and clamscan processes. The utilization got up to 93 before I eventually lost connectivity. Disabling the spam and antivirus services has causes the overrun of processes to come down to a calm 0.34 utilization.
That overload from mail processing is the exact reason I need to move this stuff to the new server.
So today I’d figure I’d just que up some backups to use SSH to the new server. Now I discovered a new bug. If you try to run a backup via SSH, and your account happens to have an @ sign in it, it will fail.
for example, lets say the root account’s password is p@ssword.
it would put this up on the virtualmin page:
[code:1]Starting backup of 25 domains to virtualmin-transfer on SSH server firstname.lastname@example.org …
Failed to connect to SSH server : scp failed :
Permission denied (publickey,keyboard-interactive).
Backup failed! See the progress output above for the reason why.
Along with that, If I do make a bunch of backups and transfer them via SSH, is there a way to do a differential backup later containing all the mail and such that occurred after backup?
Well, I guess I can get it going by changing the password, but I thought I’d just give you a holler.<br><br>Post edited by: SeanWolfe, at: 2007/10/15 12:16