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Old 02-27-2015, 08:11 AM   #901
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It's weird but ever since updating to the latest version of the plugin and Calibre itself, and I think even the version before it, automatically backing up my Kobo Aura has become inconsistent. I've set it to make backups daily upon connecting the device but sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Same goes when I changed the setting to automatically backup every time my Aura is connected. I wonder how I can resolve this.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:40 AM   #902
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??? Within Calibre, you can add fractional numbers to series. In one series I have, about half the entries are whole numbers for books and fractional numbers for short stories that are part of the series. This is done manually by editing the series number from the edit metadata option.

So I have stuff like:
Book 1.00
Book 1.25
Book 1.50
Book 2.00
Book 2.50
Book 3.00 ...
Right, I can do that in Calibre. When I'm in the Kobo library, I select the books in the series and then Manage Series Info to add subtitles, I can only add whole numbers.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:33 PM   #903
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It's weird but ever since updating to the latest version of the plugin and Calibre itself, and I think even the version before it, automatically backing up my Kobo Aura has become inconsistent. I've set it to make backups daily upon connecting the device but sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Same goes when I changed the setting to automatically backup every time my Aura is connected. I wonder how I can resolve this.
I'll have a look at the code and see what I can see. But, some thoughts:

Is the backup job being run all the time? If the backup is configured, the job will be run and that decides if a backup is needed. And how long is it taking? A thought is that it is doing the backup but for some reason deciding it is the one to be deleted when removing the older files.

Do you have a normal time of day for the connect? An error in the date checking would be the obvious reason. Or not handling timezone correctly. But date calculation error wouldn't explain the missing backups for the every connect option.

Could you give me a file listing from the directory the backups go to? Maybe I can see a pattern for what is missing.
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Old 02-28-2015, 02:19 AM   #904
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??? Within Calibre, you can add fractional numbers to series. In one series I have, about half the entries are whole numbers for books and fractional numbers for short stories that are part of the series. This is done manually by editing the series number from the edit metadata option.

So I have stuff like:
Book 1.00
Book 1.25
Book 1.50
Book 2.00
Book 2.50
Book 3.00 ...
Right, I can do that in Calibre. When I'm in the Kobo library, I select the books in the series and then Manage Series Info to add subtitles, I can only add whole numbers.
Given that the Kobo Utilities work with Calibre, why not use Calibre's metadata editor? Also not quite sure what you mean by "in the Kobo library"?

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Old 02-28-2015, 05:24 AM   #905
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I'll have a look at the code and see what I can see. But, some thoughts:

Is the backup job being run all the time? If the backup is configured, the job will be run and that decides if a backup is needed. And how long is it taking? A thought is that it is doing the backup but for some reason deciding it is the one to be deleted when removing the older files.

Do you have a normal time of day for the connect? An error in the date checking would be the obvious reason. Or not handling timezone correctly. But date calculation error wouldn't explain the missing backups for the every connect option.

Could you give me a file listing from the directory the backups go to? Maybe I can see a pattern for what is missing.
It has been configured to run automatically (daily) when my Aura is connected. What I do is I connect it to my Mac and then open Calibre, which then detects it. But I guess about 5 out of 7 times, it doesn't do the backup even if there has been no backup for the day yet. I tried opening my Calibre first and then connecting my Aura but the result is the same. Even if I change my setting to backup upon connect and then restart Calibre to reflect this change, the backup doesn't work.

Before, it only takes seconds but now, when it works, I guess about ~3 minutes. I don't have a fixed time when I connect it. My database is okay (just checked it). The backups, when they work, don't have the CORRUPT text so I guess all is well on my Aura. I checked the timezone and there is also no issue with it. File directory is Users/*myHD*/Documents/Kobo.

I can't recall if it happened before the plugin had the issue wherein I had to re-add my Aura to the list of devices to make it work after a Calibre update (I posted about this, too) or after that. But I think it was after. Here's a screenshot of the settings I've always used:



*mods, sorry Idk how to make the attachment into a thumbnail.
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Old 02-28-2015, 06:07 AM   #906
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It has been configured to run automatically (daily) when my Aura is connected. What I do is I connect it to my Mac and then open Calibre, which then detects it. But I guess about 5 out of 7 times, it doesn't do the backup even if there has been no backup for the day yet. I tried opening my Calibre first and then connecting my Aura but the result is the same. Even if I change my setting to backup upon connect and then restart Calibre to reflect this change, the backup doesn't work.
OK, that gives some more details to look at.
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Before, it only takes seconds but now, when it works, I guess about ~3 minutes.
That was what I was expecting.
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I don't have a fixed time when I connect it.
Not even a rough time? I normally connect after dinner during the week. It's roughly a two hour time slot.
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My database is okay (just checked it). The backups, when they work, don't have the CORRUPT text so I guess all is well on my Aura.
Good as that eliminates a possibility.
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I checked the timezone and there is also no issue with it.
Actually I was thinking that I might have messed up the date calculation because of the timezone. I haven't checked whether the code is working on local or GMT time.
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File directory is Users/*myHD*/Documents/Kobo.
I assume the "*myHD*" is a name with no unusual character in it.
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I can't recall if it happened before the plugin had the issue wherein I had to re-add my Aura to the list of devices to make it work after a Calibre update (I posted about this, too) or after that. But I think it was after. Here's a screenshot of the settings I've always used:
That looks like what I would expect.
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I have been looking at this, and can't see why it is happening. But, I did think of something that could help.

The next time this happens, could you run calibre in debug mode? The log should show what is happening and give me an idea of why it doesn't do the backup.
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:05 AM   #908
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I have been looking at this, and can't see why it is happening. But, I did think of something that could help.

The next time this happens, could you run calibre in debug mode? The log should show what is happening and give me an idea of why it doesn't do the backup.
How do I run it in debug mode (I'm using a Mac)? Btw, rough estimate when I use Calibre is either during afternoons (around 5-6 pm) or late in the evening (around 10pm-12 am). And the *myHD* is just a placeholder for my actual hard drive's name, because I'm using my real name for that and no characters included. Appreciate all the help.
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How do I run it in debug mode (I'm using a Mac)?
Click on the little arrow that is part of the preferences button and select "Restart in debug mode". Calibre will restart and display a message about debug mode and the log. Do the tests and close calibre. When it does, it will display the log file. That's what I want to see. Either post it here, or send it to me in a PM.
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Btw, rough estimate when I use Calibre is either during afternoons (around 5-6 pm) or late in the evening (around 10pm-12 am).
Any chance that when it run in the late evening connection, it doesn't the next day?
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And the *myHD* is just a placeholder for my actual hard drive's name, because I'm using my real name for that and no characters included. Appreciate all the help.
That's what I thought.
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:59 AM   #910
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Click on the little arrow that is part of the preferences button and select "Restart in debug mode". Calibre will restart and display a message about debug mode and the log. Do the tests and close calibre. When it does, it will display the log file. That's what I want to see. Either post it here, or send it to me in a PM.

Any chance that when it run in the late evening connection, it doesn't the next day?
Yes, that happens. I'll give you the log once I encounter again the error. Tried doing it today but Calibre did the backup automatically.
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Love the plugin and thanks for all the hard work.

I would love to be able to add ".X" to the series. For example:
Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
Book 3.1
Book 4

As it is now, you can only add whole numbers to the series.

Thanks.
Figured this out. I never noticed the right and left arrows in the manage series information window before.

Thanks for this feature!
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