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#59399 (In Topic #12933)

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When I make a backup I get a message that tells me;

"Your action was successful."

In addition I get this message;

"[01-Apr-2010 05:22:02] PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 154041856 bytes) in /home/prehisto/public_html/sources/backup.php on line 198"

Do I believe the message "Your action was successful." …or is my backup less than complete?

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I believe the backup has finished. There are a few different issues/points here…

  1. If you see a .tar file has been generated, it will be completed, because the temporary file is renamed to a .tar only when it finishes, although we always advise verifying backups work before relying on them
  2. The 'Success' message probably came from elsewhere. Sometimes if you do two things in ocPortal at once (e.g. different browser tabs) or shut down a window before it says 'Success', the messages can come back elsewhere later as they exit the message queue.
  3. The memory error is a real issue, but it is occurring when ocPortal tries to compress the .tar into a .tar.gz file, which is non-critical.
  4. I have identified the .gz compression problem (it tries to load the whole .tar into memory at once) and this will be resolved in the next release.

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