[Solved] Problems restoring from backup

I upgraded my Raspberry Pi from Wheezy to Stretch this morning and I’m having issues restoring Seafile from backups. Hopefully someone can help me figure out what I’m doing wrong!

I followed this guide for both backing up and restoring Seafile, however, when I attempt to login on the web I get a page that says:

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Attempting to login with any dedicated client results in Failed to login: Internal Server Error.

Here’s the backup script I had been using (with credentials redacted):

FILE_NAME="$(date '+%Y_%m_%d')"

echo "--------------------------------------------" >> $LOG_PATH
echo "[$(date '+%Y %b %d %H:%M:%S')] Running Seafile backup" | tee -a $LOG_PATH

echo "[$(date '+%Y %b %d %H:%M:%S')] Deleting old backups..." | tee -a $LOG_PATH
find $DIR_PATH/* -prune -type d -mtime +7 -print -exec rm -rf {} \; >> $LOG_PATH

echo "[$(date '+%Y %b %d %H:%M:%S')] Stopping seafile..." | tee -a $LOG_PATH
/opt/seafile/seafile-server-latest/seafile.sh stop
/opt/seafile/seafile-server-latest/seahub.sh stop

echo "[$(date '+%Y %b %d %H:%M:%S')] Collecting garbage..." | tee -a $LOG_PATH

echo "[$(date '+%Y %b %d %H:%M:%S')] Creating backup folder..." | tee -a $LOG_PATH

echo "[$(date '+%Y %b %d %H:%M:%S')] Databases..." | tee -a $LOG_PATH
mysqldump -h localhost -uUSERNAME_REDACTED -pPASSWORD_REDACTED --opt ccnet-db > $FOLDER_PATH/ccnet-db.sql
mysqldump -h localhost -uUSERNAME_REDACTED -pPASSWORD_REDACTED --opt seafile-db > $FOLDER_PATH/seafile-db.sql
mysqldump -h localhost -uUSERNAME_REDACTED -pPASSWORD_REDACTED --opt seahub-db > $FOLDER_PATH/seahub-db.sql

echo "[$(date '+%Y %b %d %H:%M:%S')] Data..." | tee -a $LOG_PATH
rsync -azv --progress /mnt/data/seafile/ $FOLDER_PATH | tee -a $LOG_PATH
touch $FOLDER_PATH #fixes wrong timestamp issue

echo "[$(date '+%Y %b %d %H:%M:%S')] Starting seafile..." | tee -a $LOG_PATH
/opt/seafile/seafile-server-latest/seafile.sh start
/opt/seafile/seafile-server-latest/seahub.sh start

echo "[$(date '+%Y %b %d %H:%M:%S')] Backup Complete!" | tee -a $LOG_PATH

The documentation was not super clear on steps for restoring backups - I had to combine the guide I linked above with some results from google searches. Here are the steps I ended up following:

  • Created a new user called Seafile
  • Downloaded 6.2.2 for RPI
  • Unzipped the archive in the home directory and moved the archive into a new folder called installed
  • Ran setup-seafile-mysql.sh
  • Followed the prompts using information from my previous installation (admin and mysql accounts)
  • Logged logged into the admin account to verify seafile was working
  • Stopped seafile via seahub.sh stop and seafile.sh stop
  • Ran mysql -uUSERNAME -pPASSWORD ccnet-db < ccnet-db.sql for ccnet-db, seafile-db, and seahub-db.
  • Retarted seafile seahub.sh start and seafile.sh start

EDIT: It just dawned on me that I may not have downloaded the same version I was on previously. Is there a way to check what version I was using?

Hi, this problem not look like something bad with restoring backup. There is something wrong with configuration (seafile or Apache/Nginx), file permission or how you said you had some previous version of server and didn’t run upgrade script. It’s on you to find out which version.

This was indeed a mismatch server version!