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"Failed to create JobLog"

Mar 16, 2014 at 1:29 AM
What does Failed to create JobLog mean?

MCEBuddy seems to keep processing the same videos over and over again, and I am wondering if the problem is related to this message. I am using version 2.3.15 32bit on Windows 7.

ERROR> 2014-03-15T18:21:14 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File Makeover Wish_KKPXDT3_2014_03_08_07_28_00.wtv
Coordinator
Mar 16, 2014 at 2:55 PM
It means it cannot create the log file and that indicates that mcebuddy does not have persmission to write the folder. That also explains why your videos keep converting because it's not able to write to the history file.

Check your MCEBuddy folder permissions, config folder and log folder persmissions. LOCAL SYSTEM should have have full rights to these folders. If not try a Clean install.
Marked as answer by rboy1 on 3/16/2014 at 7:55 AM
Mar 16, 2014 at 9:27 PM
I had this problem with 2.3.14 and then did a clean install for 2.3.15 but continued to see the JobLog problem. Which file/folder is it trying to write to? (It would be nice if the name of this folder was printed out).

The repeated processing problem seems to have gone away, I think. But I am still seeing the "Failed to create JobLog" messages in the log. The history file does seem to be written to, e.g.:

[C:\Users\Public\Videos\NOVA\NOVA-S38E14-Crash of Flight 447.mp4]
Status=OutputFromConversion
ConvertedToOutputAt0=2014-03-16T12:29:03

Here are the permissions for the MCEBuddy folder and the config and log folders.

C:\Program Files>cacls MCEBuddy2x
C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller:(ID)F
                        NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller:(CI)(IO)(ID)F
                        NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(ID)F
                        NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)F
                        BUILTIN\Administrators:(ID)F
                        BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)F
                        BUILTIN\Users:(ID)R
                        BUILTIN\Users:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)(special access:)
                                                      GENERIC_READ
                                                      GENERIC_EXECUTE

                        CREATOR OWNER:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)F
C:\Program Files>cacls MCEBuddy2x\config
C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\config Everyone:(OI)(CI)F
                               NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller:(ID)F
                               NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller:(CI)(IO)(ID)F
                               NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(ID)F
                               NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)F
                               BUILTIN\Administrators:(ID)F
                               BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)F
                               BUILTIN\Users:(ID)R
                               BUILTIN\Users:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)(special access
:)
                                                             GENERIC_READ
                                                             GENERIC_EXECUTE


                               CREATOR OWNER:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)F

C:\Program Files>cacls MCEBuddy2x\log
C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\log Everyone:(OI)(CI)F
                            NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller:(ID)F
                            NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller:(CI)(IO)(ID)F
                            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(ID)F
                            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)F
                            BUILTIN\Administrators:(ID)F
                            BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)F
                            BUILTIN\Users:(ID)R
                            BUILTIN\Users:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)(special access:)
                                                          GENERIC_READ
                                                          GENERIC_EXECUTE

                            CREATOR OWNER:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)F

C:\Program Files>
Coordinator
Mar 17, 2014 at 4:38 AM
Edited Mar 17, 2014 at 4:56 AM
This would be the log folder under MCEBuddy installation. <see below> Post your complete log. Don't post half commetns.

There are definitely issues with your security permissions. I would suggest just try to give EVERYONE FULL access to the MCEBuddy installation folder and ENSURE that INHERIT permissions is checked on all sub folders (or your can propogate the permissions to all sub folder when setting it up).
Coordinator
Mar 17, 2014 at 4:55 AM
stephenng wrote:
What does Failed to create JobLog mean?

MCEBuddy seems to keep processing the same videos over and over again, and I am wondering if the problem is related to this message. I am using version 2.3.15 32bit on Windows 7.

ERROR> 2014-03-15T18:21:14 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File Makeover Wish_KKPXDT3_2014_03_08_07_28_00.wtv
This is why I ask people to post the whole files and not a single line. Look at the lines preceding this line, it will give you details on what EXACT details of the full path and WHY the log file failed to create.

Once again, upload your mcebuddy.log file to dropbox and post the link here.
Mar 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM
Curiously, the problem went away after I turned on logging ("Log conversion jobs") in MCEBuddy. I've pasted in the entire contents of mcebuddy.log (there have been no new errors since turning on logging). Is it possible that the logging message simply refers to whether or not the conversion-specific log has been created?
        Log jobLog = CreateLog(_conversionOptions.sourceVideo);
        if (Log.LogDestination.Null == jobLog.Destination)
            Log.AppLog.WriteEntry(this, "ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File " + Path.GetFileName(_conversionOptions.sourceVideo), Log.LogEntryType.Error, true);
and CreateLog does nothing if logJobs isn't set:
private Log CreateLog(string videoFileName)
    {
        if (MCEBuddyConf.GlobalMCEConfig.GeneralOptions.logJobs)
ERROR> 2014-03-16T14:15:56 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated_KRCBDT_2014_03_12_12_30_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T14:15:56 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File NOVA_KQEDDT3_2014_03_15_22_00_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T14:15:56 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File Knock It Off_KGODT2_2014_03_15_14_30_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T14:17:11 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated_KRCBDT_2014_03_12_12_30_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T14:17:12 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File NOVA_KQEDDT3_2014_03_15_22_00_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T14:17:12 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File Knock It Off_KGODT2_2014_03_15_14_30_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T15:21:13 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File New Girl_KTVUDT_2014_02_04_20_58_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T15:22:32 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated_KRCBDT_2014_03_12_12_30_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T15:22:32 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File New Girl_KTVUDT_2014_02_04_20_58_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T15:22:32 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File New Girl_KTVUDT_2014_02_04_20_58_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T15:22:32 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated_KQEDDT_2014_03_15_11_00_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T15:36:20 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated_KRCBDT_2014_03_12_12_30_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T15:36:21 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File New Girl_KTVUDT_2014_02_04_20_58_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T15:36:21 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File New Girl_KTVUDT_2014_02_04_20_58_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T15:36:21 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated_KQEDDT_2014_03_15_11_00_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T16:22:25 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated_KRCBDT_2014_03_12_12_30_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T16:22:26 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File New Girl_KTVUDT_2014_02_04_20_58_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T16:22:27 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated_KQEDDT_2014_03_15_11_00_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T18:18:50 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File Parks and Recreation_KNTVDT_2014_03_13_20_30_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T19:46:13 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File Knock It Off_KGODT2_2014_03_15_14_30_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T21:11:51 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated_KRCBDT_2014_03_12_12_30_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T21:11:51 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File New Girl_KTVUDT_2014_02_11_20_58_00.wtv
ERROR> 2014-03-16T21:11:53 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> ERROR: Failed to create JobLog for File Parks and Recreation_KNTVDT_2014_03_13_20_30_00.wtv
Marked as answer by rboy1 on 3/17/2014 at 7:45 AM
Coordinator
Mar 17, 2014 at 2:45 PM
Possible thanks for reporting I'll fix it but again in future please post the whole log file and not excerpts.