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Bacula: Cancelling All Jobs That Are Currently Writing

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Just a quick post with the oneliner of the day.

Scenario: after a bacula director restart a couple of jobs were stuck on the FD with message:

Bacula File Director Error
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Running Jobs:
Writing: Incremental Backup job node.cluster.company.com JobId=8702 Volume=""
    pool="bacula.director.company.com:pool:default.incremental" device="DefaultFileStorage" (/mnt/bacula/default)
    spooling=0 despooling=0 despool_wait=0
    Files=0 Bytes=0 AveBytes/sec=0 LastBytes/sec=0
FDSocket closed

There were a couple of these jobs that were stuck, preventing all other jobs from running, because those were waiting for a free slot on the FD.

Solution? Well, I could have resumed or fixed those jobs, but I’m in a hurry, so I just cancelled them so the rest of the schedule could be processed. And I’m lazy too, so I just cancelled all currently writing jobs in one go:

Bacula Oneliner: Cancel all currently writing jobs
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for j in `echo "s storage" | bconsole | grep -i writing | awk '{print $6}'`; do echo "cancel $j" | bconsole; done

After that, the schedule started processing right away. Next issue.

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