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PermissionError: [WinError 32] The process cannot access the file because...

This is a Windows specific tutorial.

I encountered this error the first time I installed Varken. I'm not 100% sure if the developer has addressed it yet, but read on to see the workaround. The developer thinks it's a Windows specific error so it's unlikely other platforms will experience this.

PermissionError: [WinError 32] The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process 'C:\\Users\\USER_NAME\\Desktop\\Varken\\data\\GeoLite2-City.mmdb'

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At this point Varken would would not talk to Influx, so I headed over to the Varken Discord channel where I spoke with DirtyCajunRice who was kind enough to help me with this.

This is an exact quote from the developer:

in helpers.py
comment out self.update() in init
in varken.py
comment out “schedule every 12-24 hours update db” line in the tautulli section

After editing the helpers.py and varken.py according to the instructions above, Varken started moving data into Influx as expected.

 

 

 

 

 

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