Backup on a webdav server fails with "SSLError: The read operation timed out"

Bug #714175 reported by Lutz Niggl on 2011-02-06
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Bug Description

Version 6.11
Python 2.7
Suse 11.3
webdavs backend

Backing up to

Error "SSLError: The read operation timed out" repeatedly shows up after some 10-30MB. (I reduced volsize to 5MB). Restarting works and continues the backup. Once the full backup is on the server the incremental backups run without observed problems.


A.M. (a25) wrote :

I get the same on FreeNAS (FreeBSD). Running version 0.6.23 of duplicity and python 2.7. I'm trying webdavs to my cloud (, which works fine on my phone with FolderSync and my webbrowser on my PC. The password doesn't contain any symbols as this gave me a different error. The folder contains one file of 1,1MB, so it's def. not a size issue.

edso ( wrote :

just had a deeper look. we have --timeout parameter with a default of 30 seconds, which is applied to python's default socket implementation

try to raise that.


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