mirror backup can't be viewed-inside with Windows Explorer?

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Green
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mirror backup can't be viewed-inside with Windows Explorer?

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I made a maximally simple backup: full, mirror; no compression; no zipping; no password; no encryption.

I see the resulting .fkc file on my external disk. When i click on such file, FBackup opens. But i can't view inside such file with Windows Explorer, which maybe contradicts the built-in Help text: 'A mirror backup ... has the benefit that the backup files can also be readily accessed using tools like Windows Explorer.'

Thanks in advance for any insights.

('A mirror backup is identical to a full backup, with the exception that the files are not compressed in zip files and they cannot be protected with a password.')

I am new to FBackup, but have tried hard to read carefully.

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: mirror backup can't be viewed-inside with Windows Explorer?

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

The .fkc file is the backup catalog file. It only contains information about the files in backup.
That actual backup you want to browse, is near the .fkc catalog file.

If you used the Full backup type, the resulting file is a zip archive.
If you used the Mirror backup type the resulting files are put in a folder named as the backup job.

Green
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re:mirror backup folder omits any hint of connection to FBackup?

Post by Green »

Thanks for that. But:

As mentioned, i had made a maximally simple backup: full, Mirror backup.

Yet there is no folder on my external disk with the name of the backup job.
Thanks in advance for any insights.

details:
- I am viewing all hidden files and items.
- I see the .fkc file.
- The FBackup (4.8) interface states 'Last backup was successful'. (It's backing up every 10 minutes.)
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Green
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re:mirror backup folder omits any hint of connection to FBackup?

Post by Green »

Softland, i think that what you wrote below might not be right; i think that there is not, and should not be, a folder on my external disk with the name of the backup job, as you wrote below.
Instead, because my full Mirror backup selected Create Full Path, therefore my backup is on the external disk simply represented by the folder F:\C\data\current\..., which mirrors my source pc's directories, but gives no clue that such destination folder is associated with FBackup.
Do you agree?
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Adrian (Softland)
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Re: mirror backup can't be viewed-inside with Windows Explorer?

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

So there is a folder containing the backup on the destination drive?
The destination backup folder is not associated with FBackup as it can be browsed using Windows Explorer, not using a special file format.

Green
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re:mirror backup folder omits any hint of connection to FBackup?

Post by Green »

Yes, maybe; there are various folders containing various backups on the destination drive, but i'm trying to figure out if any is associated with FBackup.
Do you agree that, because my full Mirror backup selected Create Full Path, therefore the FBackup destination-folder name omits any hint of a connection to FBackup or to the name of the FBackup backup job?
Thanks.

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: mirror backup can't be viewed-inside with Windows Explorer?

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

If you use that option, the path in destination will include the drive letter and all subfolders to your sources.

Green
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re:mirror backup folder omits any hint of connection to FBackup

Post by Green »

to other users:
So if you do a Mirror backup and select Create Full Path (which has various positives), then in order to find the FBackup destination-folder you need to know that the name omits any hint of a connection to FBackup or to the name of the FBackup backup-job.

to Softland:
There is no need to reply.

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