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Postby gregthepirate » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:04 pm

Hi all

If I set up a new mirror backup of a folder and save it to a location in which a carbon copy of the files already exists, will this prevent FBackup from re-copying all the files across again? i.e. will FBackup scan the existing files in the backup folder and only copy across additional or altered files?

I plan to use the software to backup a substantial music collection which is already duplicated on a separate drive and would hope to avoid the many hours it would take for FBackup to run a mirror backup.


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Postby Softland » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:43 pm


FBackup uses a backup catalog and it won't scan the existing files in destination to create the catalog. All files will be backed up again.

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Postby thomasdaley » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:56 am

This fact is a little annoying. I had to reinstall windows and I have to re-backup 2GB worth of files that are already on the HDD.

Because of this Im looking elsewhere for software. Not good enough.

Why cant the software do a compare between file during the catalogue creation to stop time wastage.

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Postby Softland » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:06 pm


If you create the copy of the files using FBackup, the files in catalog won't be backed again even if you reinstall Windows.

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Postby cmarti02 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:59 pm


I was using another product, but it wouldn't backup open files. When I found FBackup, I thought it would solve this issue. But, like the two users above, I already have a complete backup on external drive. I just want move to FBackup. I have set up a Mirror backup to the external drive. But, when I start the job, it fails when it finds the first file on the existing backup. Here are the error messages at the end of the log file.

[6/23/2011 9:40:39 AM] Warning: Skipping folder C:\Oracle\ora90\sysman\admin\createoemformstables.sql

Destination error (code 0). The operation completed successfully. (G:\C\Oracle\ora90\sysman\admin\createoemformstables.sql).

[6/23/2011 9:40:40 AM] Waiting for user input

Error running backup job 'Backup C Drive of HP Laptop' from "My Backup Jobs" group.

Cannot create directory "G:\C\Oracle\ora90\sysman\admin\createoemformstables.sql\".

Retry to create directory or cancel backup?

[6/23/2011 9:40:47 AM] Continuing

[6/23/2011 9:40:50 AM] Close catalog file "C:\Documents and Settings\martincu\Application Data\Softland\FBackup 4\fkcFiles\Backup C Drive of HP Laptop.fkc"

[6/23/2011 9:40:50 AM] Error: Backup aborted. Reason:

Cannot create a file when that file already exists

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Postby Softland » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:45 pm


Can you manually create this folder in destination?


Do you have enough permissions to copy files in destination or overwrite them?

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