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Re: [Antivirus] Failed to update virus definitions

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:12 am
by usefulvid
Same here.
Error returned.
New Ticket opened. Lets wait a month :?

Re: [Antivirus] Failed to update virus definitions

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:25 pm
by racketteer
After a power failure, my system had the same issue. Vel0x, thank you for posting the great instructions. Followed them, tried the update, got the error "Failed to update virus definitions. Update definitions manually, or try again later," then rebooted, update successful.

Thanks also to AlFromCochrane for the reboot clue and power outage potential cause.

Daniel

Re: [Antivirus] Failed to update virus definitions

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:55 pm
by DeVisdude
I have the same issue with the auto download. However, when manually updating, all is OK.
Next night I get the same auto download error again...

Re: [Antivirus] Failed to update virus definitions

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:10 pm
by Briain
Hi

As suggested in the other thread, I have just added a symbolic link and that seems to have improved things, but I'll post back to that thread (where it was initially suggested) in a few days to confirm whether it continues to work (or not).

viewtopic.php?f=345&t=154436&p=759515#p759515

Kind regards to all,
Briain

Re: [Antivirus] Failed to update virus definitions

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:20 am
by tletourneau
This fixed it for me as well with the McAfee AV updates. Thanks for posting it!
vel0x wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:31 pm
Had the same issue.
Somehow my default system volume was not set in the config.
Using SSH:

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[/etc/config] # getcfg SHARE_DEF defVolMP -f /etc/config/def_share.info

Fixed it using (you may need to adjust this if you use a different volume as your system volume):

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[/etc/config] # setcfg SHARE_DEF defVolMP -f /etc/config/def_share.info /share/CACHEDEV1_DATA
After that it looked like this:

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[/etc/config] # getcfg SHARE_DEF defVolMP -f /etc/config/def_share.info                      
/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA
And the updates started working again after this.

Re: [Antivirus] Failed to update virus definitions

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:43 am
by GetAGrip
Just happened to me, you need admin privilege's to change the setting. If you use the setcfg SHARE_DEF defVolMP -f /etc/config/def_share.info and don't have adequate privilege it will do nothing. Note: I had to use setcfg SHARE_DEF defVolMP -f /etc/config/def_share.info /share/CE_CACHEDEV2_DATA on mine.

Re: [Antivirus] Failed to update virus definitions

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:00 pm
by MTX
Thanks to vel0x and robtihanyi ! Your hints fixed the same issue on my QNAP (setting defVolMP and restarting of Antivirus).

Re: [Antivirus] Failed to update virus definitions

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:52 am
by blake
If you have been having trouble auto-updating AV definitions on an older QNAP NAS, have a look at the 19-Nov-2020 posts in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=345&t=154436&start=45

Stopping all (or most) services, then clicking the button to manually update with the latest AV definition update appears to have worked for at least two TS-219P+ users. However, this doesn't appear to solve the problem once and for all (auto-downloads of future AV definition updates will still fail).