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Fri, Jul 29, 2016 11:56 pm

Windows 7 Image Backup to Network Location

The deadline Microsoft has given for its free upgrade of Windows 7 and 8 to Windows 10 is 5:59 AM EDT Saturday July 30, 2016. When I checked with the owner of a couple of Windows 7 systems on whether she wished me to upload the systems prior to the deadline, she said "Yes." I wanted to have current backups for the systems, so I backed them up using the built-in backup program Microsoft provides with the Windows 7 operating system - see Windows 7 Image Backup to Network Location on the steps to start and configure that software. I found that there was only a few megabytes of disk space still available on the USB-attached backup device for one of the systems and I wanted to retain the earlier backups on that device, so I decided to backup the system over the network, instead. That backup was much slower than I would have liked it to have been over the 100 Mbs LAN. The steps to perform a Windows 7 backup to a network location are listed here.

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Fri, Jul 29, 2016 4:51 pm

Another app is currently holding the yum lock

After resolving a problem with network connectivity on a CentOS 7 Linux server, I attempted to install a package using yum, but received the message "Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit..."

# yum install rdesktop
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running as pid 16020.
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
  The other application is: PackageKit
    Memory :  46 M RSS (1.4 GB VSZ)
    Started: Fri Jul 29 12:08:28 2016 - 01:14 ago
    State  : Running, pid: 16020
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
  The other application is: PackageKit
    Memory :  46 M RSS (1.4 GB VSZ)
    Started: Fri Jul 29 12:08:28 2016 - 01:16 ago
    State  : Sleeping, pid: 16020
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
  The other application is: PackageKit
    Memory :  46 M RSS (1.4 GB VSZ)
    Started: Fri Jul 29 12:08:28 2016 - 01:18 ago
    State  : Sleeping, pid: 16020
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
  The other application is: PackageKit
    Memory :  46 M RSS (1.4 GB VSZ)
    Started: Fri Jul 29 12:08:28 2016 - 01:20 ago
    State  : Sleeping, pid: 16020
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
  The other application is: PackageKit
    Memory :  46 M RSS (1.4 GB VSZ)
    Started: Fri Jul 29 12:08:28 2016 - 01:22 ago
    State  : Sleeping, pid: 16020
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
  The other application is: PackageKit
    Memory :  46 M RSS (1.4 GB VSZ)
    Started: Fri Jul 29 12:08:28 2016 - 01:24 ago
    State  : Sleeping, pid: 16020
^C

Exiting on user cancel.
#

I checked the process and saw the following information:

# ps aux | grep yum
root     16020 28.4  2.3 1455028 79512 ?       SN   12:08   1:16 /usr/bin/python /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py refresh-cache yes
root     16354  0.0  0.0 112652   952 pts/0    S+   12:12   0:00 grep --color=auto yum
#

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