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Re: [Duplicity-talk] OSError: [Errno 24] Too many open files

From: edgar . soldin
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] OSError: [Errno 24] Too many open files
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:48:04 +0200
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On 20.07.2020 07:16, Diagon via Duplicity-talk wrote:
> Ubuntu 16.04, and yes I'm still running 0.7.19.  Everything was fine until my 
> cron scheduled backups stopped without warning on June 6th, as I just 
> discovered.
> Command line that looks something like:
> PASSPHRASE="xxx" duplicity --log-file /home/me/duplicity.log 
> --backend-retry-delay 60 --asynchronous-upload --name Remote --volsize 50 
> --full-if-older-than 6M --exclude '**.lock' /home/dev/mydir 
> sftp://me@server.com/Backup
> Error below.  Any way around this until I get a new OS installed?
> Thanks -
> /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/Crypto/Cipher/blockalgo.py:141: 
> FutureWarning: CTR mode needs counter parameter, not IV
> .   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/gpginterface.py", line 
> 374, in run
> .     create_fhs, attach_fhs)
> .   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/gpginterface.py", line 
> 402, in _attach_fork_exec
> .     pipe = os.pipe()
> .  OSError: [Errno 24] Too many open files

for now you can work around the issue by raising the open files limit via ulimit

would you mind posting a 'duplicity collection-status ...' of your backup. i 
would guess you some really very very long chain in there. maybe it is time to 
do a new full?


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