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

From: Kenneth Loafman
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] [Errno 24] Too many open files
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:28:55 -0600
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Robin Smidsrød wrote:
> Kenneth Loafman wrote:
>> Robin Smidsrød wrote:
>>> I'm getting this error message:
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>  File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 522, in <module>
>>>  File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 516, in with_tempdir
>>>  File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 498, in main
>>>  File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 209, in full_backup
>>>  File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 131, in write_multivol
>>>  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/duplicity/gpg.py", line 224, in
>>> GPGWriteFile
>>>  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/duplicity/gpg.py", line 103, in
>>> __init__
>>>  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/GnuPGInterface.py", line 357,
>>> in run
>>>  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/GnuPGInterface.py", line 388,
>>> in _attach_fork_exec
>>> OSError: [Errno 24] Too many open files
>>> Is there anything I can do with this problem, or is it a duplicity
>>> problem that needs to be fixed?
>> What version of duplicity?  The current version is 0.5.02 and an update
>> may help.
> $ duplicity --version
> duplicity 0.5.02
>>   Also, what is the command line?
> It's one of these three, I believe it's the second one:
> duplicity cleanup --force
> file:////storage/backup/duplicity/kontor/photowork
> duplicity --full-if-older-than 1W --exclude-other-filesystems
> /var/autofs/cifs/photowork
> file:////storage/backup/duplicity/kontor/photowork
> duplicity remove-older-than 1W --force
> file:////storage/backup/duplicity/kontor/photowork
> As you can see, I'm backing up a Windows SMB share via autofs automatic
> mounting (shouldn't really be of any concern, AFAIK).
>>   Any other info you can share
>> would be helpful.
> $ cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max
> 126923

This is the system-wide limit on open files (seems a bit low for a
server).  The user limit can be seen with a 'ulimit -n' and can be set
higher with a 'ulimit -n 4096' style command, as root, to work around
this problem.  I would suggest a doubling of the current ulimit.  If the
system limit is being reached somehow, then look here:

or if that wraps:

I'm going to need to chase this one some more it looks like.  I thought
it was fixed.


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