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Thread: Error in zrm-reporter

  1. #1

    Default Error in zrm-reporter

    I installed ZRM and it backs up correctly, however when I tried to use the reporter I get the following errors: (from /var/log/mysql-zrm/mysql-zrm-reporter.log)

    WARNING: Backup root directory not specified, Assigning default value as /var/lib/mysql-zrm

    On the CLI I get nothing, just goes to a new prompt.........

    I have changed the backup directory to /backups/mysql-zrm and the backups are created there (eg. daily/20061124062026).

    Any ideas why the reporter does not work?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005


    If you have changed backup root directory, you should pass --destionation parameter to
    [URL=""]mysql-zrm-reporter [/URL]command.

    In your case it should be

    mysql-zrm-report --destination /backups/mysql-zrm


  3. #3

    Default Destination causing a ""WARNING: Backup root directory not specified"

    I am able to use ZRM without any obvious trouble. I have made several backups so far, and the main log file (mysql-zrm.log), the emails I have received and the HTML reports that get generated all seem to indicate that everything is fine. However, I keep getting:

    WARNING: Backup root directory not specified

    in file mysql-zrm-reporter.log, even though I have the following line in mysql-zrm.conf:


    I tried doing backups with and without the quotes........same result. The command I am using to perform the backup:

    mysql-zrm-scheduler --now --backup-set dailyrun

    I also tried using the --destination parameter as described help. ZRM says this is an invalid parameter.

    Update: I ran...

    mysql-zrm-reporter --where backup-set=dailyrun --show backup-status-info --destination=/var/lib/mysql-zrm

    this morning. The output is correct (it shows the status of all my backups), but it still writes the same "WARNING: Backup root directory not specified..." message to file mysql-zrm-reporter.log.

    Any ideas? Is this a problem I need to fix? Or is it a minor bug that will get fixed in the next release?

    Last edited by jamesg; December 29th, 2006 at 06:28 AM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2005


    Hi Jamesg,

    Which version of MySQL ZRM are you using?

    destination parameter in the [URL=""]mysql-zrm.conf[/URL] does not require quotes.

    [URL=""]mysql-zrm-scheduler[/URL] reads the destination parameter from the mysql-zrm.conf.

    mysql-zrm-reporter takes --destination as parameter and should not print the
    WARNING. We will take a look.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2005


    We will remove the WARNING message from mysql-zrm-reporter in the next release. This warning message can be ignored.


  6. #6


    I'm still experiencing this in version 2.1. Just thought I'd let you know.

  7. #7


    ... and in 2.2

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