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by Jim Rockford
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is Fast mirror not working in v8.0.155?
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Is Fast mirror not working in v8.0.155?

I have just one piece of advice, which may or may not be related to your problem. I used to have a terrible time with this software not backing up newer files, having files deleted on the destination drive that shouldn't have been in mirrored backups, etc. There were complaints from the software abo...
by Jim Rockford
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: "USN change journal cannot be used"
Replies: 4
Views: 3680

Re: "USN change journal cannot be used"

That makes sense, although I will note that the 1809 Windows 10 update has been pulled from its initial release due to numerous problems. It may be that not very many FBackup users actually installed it. However, I have experienced this kind of problem before the 1809 update, but I never read the lo...
by Jim Rockford
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: "USN change journal cannot be used"
Replies: 4
Views: 3680

Re: "USN change journal cannot be used"

Thank you for that tip. I hadn't realized that the "smart scanning" option is what selects usage of the USN journal. I'd have to conclude that the associated history file somehow got corrupted, resulting in the deletion of files that shouldn't have been deleted. I will remove that selectio...
by Jim Rockford
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: "USN change journal cannot be used"
Replies: 4
Views: 3680

"USN change journal cannot be used"

This is a recurring problem I have with FBackup that ultimately makes me lose faith in the integrity of mirror-type backups made by this program. Here is what happens far too regularly: (1) I create a mirror-type backup that works just fine for a while, spanning dozens of backups. (2) Then one day, ...
by Jim Rockford
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just starting out a few questions
Replies: 3
Views: 12592

Re: Just starting out a few questions

" In order to remove from backup the files already deleted from sources, please open Backup Properties->Type and uncheck the "Remove excluded or deleted files from backup" option." To remove from the backup files that were deleted from the source, you UNcheck the "Remove exc...
by Jim Rockford
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why does it not keep the backup up-to-date after backing up?
Replies: 3
Views: 12332

Re: Why does it not keep the backup up-to-date after backing up?

My answer: Fbackup isn't working correctly. I hate to be too critical of free versions of anything, but this software is downright dangerous if you value the files you're backing up and expect a "mirror" backup to have the same files as the source. Tonight I did an experiment with a Mirror...
by Jim Rockford
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Files were deleted in backup target directory
Replies: 1
Views: 10960

Files were deleted in backup target directory

In using Fbackup as of April 05, 2018, I noticed in the log messages that some files in the destination folder for a Mirror-type backup were deleted. The deleted files were still present in the source directory, so this was not a case of files being deleted in the target that didn't exist in the sou...
by Jim Rockford
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Updating from version 5 to 6
Replies: 1
Views: 1742

Updating from version 5 to 6

I've been reluctant to update to version 6 because, in my attempted upgrade from 4 to 5, I found that I had to recreate all my jobs. This was a tremendous nuisance. Recreating the jobs themselves was not a big deal, but the first mirror backup for each takes a long time, and that's where the pain co...
by Jim Rockford
Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Backup will not run on schedule
Replies: 14
Views: 4032

Re: Backup will not run on schedule

Since upgrading from v5 to v6 the scheduler doesn't work for me either. It simply ignores my schedules. No error messages. Nothing.
These are exactly the same .fkc files I had been using previously in v5, loaded directly into v6.
by Jim Rockford
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Something wrong with the FBackup network?
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

Re: Something wrong with the FBackup network?

Like I said, I had to resort to extreme registry backup measures in order to correct the problem wrought by your 358 build. Since I wasn't able to log into my computer, not even in safe mode, in a rescue mode I had to manually move files from an old registry backup directory into the current registr...

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