Bug #5800

no error is displayed if Transfer Source directories are empty or not readable

Added by Justin Simpson over 8 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:12/17/2013
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If the dashboard is unable to read the contents of a selected Transfer Source directory, then the contents of a new Transfer will be empty (i.e. the objects directory will have nothing in it). An error should be shown at the Accept Transfer microservice. Instead, the transfer continues without error, but nothing is happening in any of the microservices. When it is time to create a SIP, no sip is created, because the checkTransferDirectory for objects microservice returns 0.

To reproduce, set up a pipeline that is using a remote storage service. Choose default storage locations, which creates storage locations that are local to the storage service, not local to the pipeline. In this scenario, it will be possible to browse the directory structure of the Transfer Source, but new transfers will get created without any objects in them.


Bug #6142: change exit code for checkTransferDirectoryForObjects whe...New

Bug #6144: checkTransferDirectoryForObjects script should be run as ...New


#1 Updated by Justin Simpson over 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from post 1.1 to post 1.0

#2 Updated by Misty De Meo over 8 years ago

This also occurs if individual files within a transfer have incorrect permissions. For example, I had a transfer which consisted of one file that was rw------. The archivematica user didn't have permission to read it, so it proceeded with an empty transfer instead.

#3 Updated by Courtney Mumma over 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from post 1.0 to Release 1.5.0

#4 Updated by Sarah Romkey about 6 years ago

  • Target version deleted (Release 1.5.0)

#5 Updated by Nick Wilkinson about 5 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Holly Becker)

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