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gerold committed Jul 24, 2012
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+title: "rsback: task x is locked and cannot be executed"
+date: 2012-07-24 16:40
+comments: true
+author: gerold-mercadero
+published: true
+- HowTo
+- rsback
+- backup
+*Rsback Error*:
+ rsback: [date/time] *** task 'x' is locked and cannot be executed.
+I got the above error when I was trying to re-run the rsback task that I previously killed its schedule backup process. I had issue with the server being backup so I had to terminate the process.
+This error shows up and prevents the backup task from running because the lock file is still present, which indicats that a process could still be running. In order to fix this you need to remove the lock file and re-run the backup task. Look at your rsback config (_/etc/rsback/rsback.conf_) to find out the location of your rsback lock files, default is "_lock_dir = /var/lock/subsys_". In there you will see rsback lock files as "_rsback.backup_task_name.lock_", and just delete that file.
+For those who doesn't know or heard of [rsback]( below is a short description from sourceforge.
+ _rsback makes rotating backups using the common rsync program combined with hard-link copies on Unix-based backup hosts. This results in a fast and disk space saving backup technique._

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