Destination Drive Replacement Question

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msc
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Destination Drive Replacement Question

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My Destination Drive died abruptly, so I couldn't transfer or clone the files from it to the new replacement Backup Drive.

I know how to copy the catalog files from the C drive to the destination drive, and did so. But when I ran the backup jobs, FBackup said it was successful, but no data folders (mirror) were created on the Destination Drive.

I also tried deleting the backup jobs, and double clicking on the catalog files to recreate them, but it still would not backup the data files and folders to the Destination Drive.

SOLUTION: I finally had to delete all 5 of my backup jobs, and recreate them manually to get everything working normally on the Destination drive. This took some time.

QUESTION: Is there an easier way to replace a dead Destination Drive without manually recreating each backup job? (In case my Destination Drive should die again in the future)

Thank you.

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Destination Drive Replacement Question

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

FBackup uses the backup catalog to store information about the backed up files.
If a file appears in catalog as backed up, FBackup won't back it up again.
In your case you need a "repair" function, which is available only in our commercial edition: Backup4all.

msc
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Re: Destination Drive Replacement Question

Post by msc »

So deleting all backup jobs and recreating them is the correct procedure?

Thank you very much...

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Destination Drive Replacement Question

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

In your case, yes.

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