makemkvcon failing to backup

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loucipher
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makemkvcon failing to backup

Post by loucipher »

Just installed a fresh copy of latest Linux makemkv. Licensed and registered and all that. Trying to use makemkvcon to backup a disc into an empty directory. Getting an error that the folder already contains a backup.

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$ makemkvcon backup disc:/dev/sr0 ./
MakeMKV v1.17.2 linux(x64-release) started
Using LibreDrive mode (v06.3 id=F046CEB2F3AB)
Backing up disc into folder "file://./"
Folder ./ already contains a backup, please choose another folder
Backup failed
Backup failed.
Folder is definitely empty. Created an empty folder on several filesystems, from local ext4, NFS, tmp filesystem, same results on all. Tried specifying an absolute path instead of relative, same results. For giggles, I deleted ~/.MakeMKV and ~/.config/makemkvrc, reinstalled, re-registered. This is debian sid, all patched and up to date. I can back up in the GUI to an ISO, but not on the CLI with makemkvcon. This worked fine in the past, same hardware. Bug?
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Re: makemkvcon failing to backup

Post by beandog »

What happens if you do . instead of ./
PriamX
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Re: makemkvcon failing to backup

Post by PriamX »

Interesting. Same problem here. Even gives the same error when using the full pathname.
loucipher
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Re: makemkvcon failing to backup

Post by loucipher »

Same thing. It doesn't matter what directory I specify, or whether it's relative or absolute, if it exists, it says it already contains a backup. I've verified this behavior for 1.17.2 on multiple computers, one running latest patched debian sid, one latest patched debian bullseye, multiple different models of drive.
loucipher
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Re: makemkvcon failing to backup

Post by loucipher »

Any devs wanna take a crack at this? Has to be a simple issue, just a check to see if a specified path has contents, no? Were but it open source, and I'd fix it myself!
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