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Re: TEBE Lives! - Tech. Discussion & Bug reports

Postby cbaker_admin » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:04 pm

Great news!

If I can be of any help, please let me know. Is there anything you need to get started? Have you written extensions before?
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Re: TEBE Lives! - Tech. Discussion & Bug reports

Postby eMKi » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:17 am

Hi,

recently I tried TEBE extension to backup my Thunderbird data.
It all went fine until I tried to connect TEBE with Box.com account.
Here I get the message you can see in the attached screenshot. Am I doing something wrong or has something at the box.com side changed?

I am using Ubuntu, Thunderbird 31.8.0 and TEBE beta (20130106_REJIG). If you need any further information please let me know.

Any ideas?
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Re: TEBE Lives! - Tech. Discussion & Bug reports

Postby cbaker_admin » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:19 am

Box.net support was discontinued a while back. See this post for more information.
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Re: TEBE Lives! - Tech. Discussion & Bug reports

Postby eMKi » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:11 pm

Hi,

thanks for the link.
Still considering to integrate Dropbox over WebDav? I saw that it was mentioned for FEBE but it would be nice for TEBE too.
If not than I'll just do it manually.

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Re: TEBE Lives! - Tech. Discussion & Bug reports

Postby cbaker_admin » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:13 am

It is my hope that TEBE will support any WebDAV type location (Google drive, Dropbox, MS Onedirve, etc.). Gary (spaceShot9) has taken over TEBE development but I will mention it to him next time we talk. FEBE already has that functionality so it is most likely that TEBE will also.
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Re: TEBE Lives! - Tech. Discussion & Bug reports

Postby Ybother_the_1st » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:10 am

Hi.
I've been using TEBE for ages, and was extremely happy to see it was taken up again and resurrected.

I'm running the latest versions of both TB and TEBE (38.3.0 & 20130103_REJIG). I've been unable to run any backups since March. The automatic backups do not run, and neither does a manual backup. I don't get any errors - it just goes on as if nothing happened.
Can anyone give me a hand, or idea as to where to even start looking for a result?
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Re: TEBE Lives! - Tech. Discussion & Bug reports

Postby cbaker_admin » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:43 am

You say you don't get any errors. Are you checking the Tb error console in Tools > Error Console (Ctrl-Shift-J)?

I use TEBE every day for a scheduled backup and it runs fine. I do get some TEBE related errors in the console (complaining about an observer) but the backups still complete. I have the same versions installed as you do.
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Re: TEBE Lives! - Tech. Discussion & Bug reports

Postby Ybother_the_1st » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:37 am

Took me some time to work this out, but, based on that pointer to the error console, I finally got it.
I do get an error, as follows:
Code: Select all
Error: NS_ERROR_FAILURE: Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsILocalFile.remove]
Source File: chrome://tebe/content/tebe.js
Line: 403

Obviously, the backup is having an issue with deleting something. As I'm deleting older backups, that would be the place to look. I'm using the same destination directory and destination settings in FEBE, and it works, so it's not a directory permissions issue. I looked into each folder, and discovered that the culprit is the local copy of TEBE, which I include in the backup. It's getting marked Read Only (the only file of the backup). Since TEBE can't delete it, it threw an error. Once I removed the Read Only flag, the next backup went through.

HOWEVER, I see that the new backup is also marking the local copy of TEBE as Read Only, which means that I need to go in and clear that flag after every backup - not an ideal option. I'm also seeing the following error at the end:
Code: Select all
Error: ReferenceError: observerService is not defined
Source File: chrome://tebe/content/tebeZip.js
Line: 144

I don't know if that has anything to do with this or not.
In any case, I'm wondering why this is happening. I assume it's not happening to everyone, or this issue would have come up earlier and more often.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: TEBE Lives! - Tech. Discussion & Bug reports

Postby cbaker_admin » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:07 pm

Unfortunately, TEBE is not actively being developed now. That said, I still use TEBE to do a daily scheduled backup and it seems to be working fine. (I do get the error about the 'observerService', but it doesn't seem to affect the backup.)

If TEBE is copying itself with a read-only status, it might be because the original is read-only. Check the permissions of [profile]/extensions/tebe@guid.softwarebychuck.com.xpi and make sure it has the appropriate settings.

Also, make sure you are using the latest version (beta(20130106_REJIG)).
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Re: TEBE Lives! - Tech. Discussion & Bug reports

Postby Ybother_the_1st » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:19 am

Thanks so much, Chuck! I checked and, yes, the .xpi file was set as read-only. No idea why that happened. I ran some tests and it's working fine now.

It is a pity that TEBE is undeveloped. The amount of time both TEBE and FEBE have saved me in the past is incalculable. I'd love to help, but have no experience whatsoever in extension development.
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