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    Question Do rpmdb backups work for you?

    AFAIK, OpenSUSE is supposed to make rpmdb backups in case corruption happens. Mine installation stopped doing so and I have filed a bug #1171762 because of that. But maybe it's something wrong with my system and the problem actually doesn't exist in general?

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    Default Re: Do rpmdb backups work for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by P_O_ View Post
    AFAIK, OpenSUSE is supposed to make rpmdb backups in case corruption happens. Mine installation stopped doing so and I have filed a bug #1171762 because of that. But maybe it's something wrong with my system and the problem actually doesn't exist in general?
    Mmm, funny. I hadn't noticed but I see that the latest backups in /var/adm/backup/rpmdb are from 23 March this year. No idea what caused this change.

    EDIT: Found it, the systemd service doesn't start at boot anymore.
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    Default Re: Do rpmdb backups work for you?

    FWIIW, still working in 15.1.
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    Default Re: Do rpmdb backups work for you?

    https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1173735

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    FWIIW, still working in 15.1.
    How is it relvant?

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    Default Re: Do rpmdb backups work for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
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    Default Re: Do rpmdb backups work for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Mmm, funny. I hadn't noticed but I see that the latest backups in /var/adm/backup/rpmdb are from 23 March this year. No idea what caused this change.

    EDIT: Found it, the systemd service doesn't start at boot anymore.
    Thanks for checking. The backups stopped working for me around the same time, so it seems the bug report is relevant. It's not the service that has to be started during boot. It's the timer and it is, but the backup script does not handle new rpmdb filenames, as described in bug report.

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