Lights out not detecting or initiating backups after Active Backup for Business update

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BeverlyB
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Lights out not detecting or initiating backups after Active Backup for Business update

Beitrag von BeverlyB » 9. Nov 2019, 17:30

Active Backup for Business was updated on my NAS on Nov 7 and Lights Out is no longer detecting when backups are running and can no longer initiate a backup.

I can run the backup task manually and it runs at the time scheduled via the Active Backup task.
I have not tried the most recent Lights Out beta (The one with QNAP support in it). I know it has some improvements for Synology as well.
Do you think it will work with this version of Active Backup or is this a new issue?

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Re: Lights out not detecting or initiating backups after Active Backup for Business update

Beitrag von Martin » 11. Nov 2019, 08:50

The latest update of ABfB includes some incompatible changes which makes it necessary to update Lights-Out. I have implemented most changes but have not (yet?) found a way to start a backup from within Lights-Out. You can download a test build here: https://www.green-it-software.com/downl ... 7_Beta.spk
Install this update manually on the NAS. It will update the existing version automatically.

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Re: Lights out not detecting or initiating backups after Active Backup for Business update

Beitrag von BeverlyB » 12. Nov 2019, 15:38

It seems to be behaving a little better. There are still a couple of issues, though.

I have a calendar task to turn on my laptop a few minutes before the ABfB task is scheduled to run and also to wake the server (thought the server is most likely already awake because I have another calendar task setup to wake the server in time for the retention task to run).
I set an end time for my laptop's task and told it to turn off my laptop when the backup is done or if it's idle for 15 minutes.
It didn't seem to detect when the backup was done (even though the client on the laptop was able to detect it) but it did turn the laptop off 15 minutes later (when the laptop was idle for 15 minutes).

In the backup tab of the lights-out settings, I see Active Backup in the list, but it is greyed out and unchecked. I'm not sure if this new version of ABfB will allow you to do anything about that or not, but I imagine if the client knows that a backup is running, there should be some way to enable this.

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