Sunbird Sync Failure: "Too many occurences"

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Robert
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Sunbird Sync Failure: "Too many occurences"

Post by Robert » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:07 am

I've got a O2 XDA, upgraded to WM 6, which I sync to a desktop and a laptop.

I'm running old versions of Sunbird/Thunderbird, and thus BirdieSync. So
as part of preparing to upgrade, I tried to tidy up the calendar and to
do lists. Specifically, in Sunbird, I deleted a bunch of weekly tasks
from the past... not sure how many --- 50, maybe, or perhaps 100.

But now, the XDA will not sync properly. When I connect, Sunbird immediately starts
to use 100% of the CPU, which means that things go very very slowly (i.e. a sync
takes about 30 minutes). So long that, as soon as it finishes, it starts again!

This is tedious, to put it mildly. When I hit "Stop" on ActiveSync, the
status changes to "Stopping"... but it doesn't actually stop. It just goes
on and on until I physically unplug it!

Looking in the Birdiesync Sunbird log, I see....

Local 04/12/2008 00:07:50::0828 BirdieSync: version 1.6.4.0
Local 04/12/2008 00:07:50::0875 Operating system: id 2, version 5.1, SP 3.0
Local 04/12/2008 00:07:50::0906 Sunbird: version 0.7
Local 04/12/2008 00:17:15::0171 ERROR: At least 512 todo occurences were marked completed. Too many occurences. (GetLastError = 0)
Local 04/12/2008 00:18:11::0140 ERROR: At least 512 todo occurences were marked completed. Too many occurences. (GetLastError = 0)
Local 04/12/2008 00:20:41::0718 ERROR: At least 512 todo occurences were marked completed. Too many occurences. (GetLastError = 0)
Local 04/12/2008 00:21:33::0265 ERROR: At least 512 todo occurences were marked completed. Too many occurences. (GetLastError = 0)
Local 04/12/2008 00:24:39::0531 ERROR: At least 512 todo occurences were marked completed. Too many occurences. (GetLastError = 0)
Local 04/12/2008 00:27:05::0343 ERROR: At least 512 todo occurences were marked completed. Too many occurences. (GetLastError = 0)
Local 04/12/2008 00:28:02::0859 ERROR: At least 512 todo occurences were marked completed. Too many occurences. (GetLastError = 0)

Now, I know I tried to zap a lot of past "todo" events, but not 500!
I've only had it 18 months, so there haven't been anything like
enough weeks to have 500 weekly jobs!!

The XDA still syncs with the laptop OK.

So, is there a clean way to break this log-jam? Perhaps by
cleaning out Sunbird's calendar and task list, and then
re-synchronising.

But I don't know how to do that. If I just delete
things in/on Sunbird, won't Birdiesync just try to delete
the corresponding things on the XDA? Which is NOT
what I want!

Help? How do I clean out Sunbird in such a way that
BirdieSync will re-populate it, not wipe the XDA?

Robert.
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Re: Sunbird Sync Failure: "Too many occurences"

Post by Birdy » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:27 pm

Hello Robert,

This problem may have been corrected since BirdieSync 1.6.8.0 (as described in the release notes). So maybe the simplest solution would be to upgrade Lightning/Sunbird as well as BirdieSync) as you intended to.

For more security I suggest you to backup all your data as described in this FAQ topic.
Birdy

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