Virtualmin Transfer Virtual Server log

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#1 Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:19

Virtualmin Transfer Virtual Server log


I'm transferring a rather large website (about 100G) to a new server however I can not see the results in the browser: getting a connection abort (timeout) message. I was wondering where the transfer log files are located and if there's a workaround for this issue.

Thanks in advance

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:20
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You could run the backup and transfer from the command line (and run it in a screen or tmux session, so it doesn't time out). There is the "virtualmin backup-domain" command which can do pretty much everything the UI can do. That's what I do, anyway, whenever I have a lot of backups or big ones.

The browser connection is supposed to be kept alive (not recalling exactly what mechanism is used for that...and maybe it's not used on that page, though it should be), but really long-running connections over HTTP are challenging, and can fail for a variety of reasons (I've been trying to download the same 14GB file from Dropbox for four days now; tried it about 15 times...HTTP is just challenging for long connections). And, I'll probably take making it smarter in the new themes. We could capture the output to a file and notify the user when it's finished, once we go to a single page app with working push(like) notifications.

There is a log in /var/webmin, depending on your configuration, but it may not tell you enough to troubleshooting the problem without full action logging enabled.


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Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:55

Thanks Joe,virtualmin backup-domain did the trick perfectly.

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