Cannot create a file when that file already exists

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mburns
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Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Post by mburns »

I just updated to FBACKUP 5.0 and tried to execute a back up and the backup failed with the following error message.

Cannot create a file when that file already exists

The backup was 89% complete when it aborted. I have access permission to all the files and the network storage device where the backup is
being written to. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Here is the last portion of the backup logs before I had to abort the backup.

FBACKUP 4.?? I was running the latest and greatest release I just don't remember what is was had been successfully backing up the
computer every night.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

***************** LOGS *************************

[9/26/2013 10:16:57 AM] Added folder C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\KM2LKD5W\video.foxnews.com\[[IMPORT]]\players.edgesuite.net\flash\plugins\osmf\advanced-streaming-plugin\v2.11
[9/26/2013 10:16:57 AM] Added folder C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\KM2LKD5W\video.foxnews.com\[[IMPORT]]\players.edgesuite.net\flash\plugins\osmf\advanced-streaming-plugin\v2.11\osmf1.6
[9/26/2013 10:16:57 AM] Warning: Skipping folder C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\KM2LKD5W\video.foxnews.com\[[IMPORT]]\players.edgesuite.net\flash\plugins\osmf\advanced-streaming-plugin\v2.11\osmf1.6\AkamaiAdvancedStreamingPlugin.swf
Destination error (code 183). Cannot create a file when that file already exists. (\\GOFLEX_HOME\GoFlex Home Backup\Michael's Files\C\Users\Michael\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\KM2LKD5W\video.foxnews.com\[[IMPORT]]\players.edgesuite.net\flash\plugins\osmf\advanced-streaming-plugin\v2.11\osmf1.6\AkamaiAdvancedStreamingPlugin.swf).
[9/26/2013 10:19:44 AM] Close catalog file "C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\Full Backup(3).fkc"
Backup aborted. Reason:
Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

Please create a new backup job with a different name and try again, do you still have the problem?

gump
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Re: Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Post by gump »

Micheal, I can see where you problem is.
It is because you watch Fox News. That site is full of right-wing viruses... :)

mburns
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Re: Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Post by mburns »

I created a new back up and still get the same error message.

I am beginning to suspect that the file/path is too long although I did not have this issue with FBACKUP4.

\\GOFLEX_HOME\GoFlex Home Backup\Michael's Files\C\Users\Michael\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\KM2LKD5W\video.foxnews.com\[[IMPORT]]\players.edgesuite.net\flash\plugins\osmf\advanced-streaming-plugin\v2.11\osmf1.6\AkamaiAdvancedStreamingPlugin.swf

is the file it fails on EVERY time.

Since the file/path is created by an application I do not have the luxury of changing it.

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

Can you manually copy that file in "c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\Softland" folder?

cmedia
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Re: Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Post by cmedia »

I am having the same problem and also did not have it in FBackup 4. It's too time consuming to have to find and locate every error that now occurs, especially the abort. Is this something that is going to be fixed or should i just reinstall FB4?

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

Mburns deleted the KM2LKD5W folder and the problem was solved.

cmedia
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Re: Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Post by cmedia »

I could delete every folder that either causes an abort or a warning. I now get messages that I have 2371 warning. I had no warnings with Fbackup 4. It's time to return to the earlier version.

waltere
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Re: Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Post by waltere »

I am having the same problem with backup job aborting with message "Cannot create a file when that file already exists." I am running FB5 230 on Windows 7

In the log file I found file names and paths duplicated several times as shown below. I am confused about two things (at least)...
1) In two cases the file path and name are repeated but the back up continued. In one case the backup aborted on the third encounter with the same path/filename. Why are two duplicates OK and not three?
2) Why does the back up job go over the path again and encounter the file multiple times? It's only on the source drive one time,

[11/11/2013 10:00:13 AM] Found file C:\Users\Walt Eldredge\Desktop\Transferred from work\Previous\__NOT CURRENT\GMT Archives\GMT Mech Portfolio Management\
TML-145 Driving Continuous Improvement\Business process reengineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.htm


[11/11/2013 10:00:13 AM] Found folder C:\Users\Walt Eldredge\Desktop\Transferred from work\Previous\__NOT CURRENT\GMT Archives\GMT Mech Portfolio Management\
TML-145 Driving Continuous Improvement\Business process reengineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia_files

[11/11/2013 10:00:13 AM] Found folder C:\Users\Walt Eldredge\Desktop\Transferred from work\Previous\__NOT CURRENT\GMT Archives\GMT Mech Portfolio Management\
TML-145 Driving Continuous Improvement\Business process reengineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia_files


[11/11/2013 10:07:22 AM] Added file C:\Users\Walt Eldredge\Desktop\Transferred from work\Previous\__NOT CURRENT\GMT Archives\GMT Mech Portfolio Management\
TML-145 Driving Continuous Improvement\Business process reengineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.htm


[11/11/2013 10:07:22 AM] Added folder C:\Users\Walt Eldredge\Desktop\Transferred from work\Previous\__NOT CURRENT\GMT Archives\GMT Mech Portfolio Management\
TML-145 Driving Continuous Improvement\Business process reengineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia_files


[11/11/2013 10:15:27 AM] Close catalog file "C:\Users\Walt Eldredge\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\Laptop Backup - Walt Eldredge(1).fkc"
Backup aborted. Reason:
Cannot create a file when that file already exists
Backup aborted at 11/11/2013 10:15:27 AM with 1 error(s), 0 warning(s)

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Cannot create a file when that file already exists

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

Do you have another file "Laptop Backup - Walt Eldredge.fkc" in destination?

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