Please explain what gets logged

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MikeyChris
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Please explain what gets logged

Postby MikeyChris » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:51 pm

I have been having several issues, and thought they were almost all resolved, but looked at the logs this morning and noticed the scheduled backup for last night had three individual logs generated:
09/20/2013 01:00 AM 1,500 bSchedStarter_20130920010010.log
09/20/2013 02:48 AM 39,078,002 DailyData_20130920010018.backup.log
09/20/2013 02:48 AM 3,122 FBackup_20130919172040.log

In the last week bSchedStarter_2013xxxxxxxxxxxxx has not run - it only ran last night.
FBackup_2013xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx seems to be a cumulative log including several days, right?
FBackup_2013xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is the detailed log of each backup? In this log I noticed this line:

[9/20/2013 2:47:25 AM] Deleted "4_C.zip" from backup. OK

Does this delete the entire job (including the backup files)? I do NOT have SCHEDULER PROPERTIES | WHAT | BACKUP | CLEAR BACKUP BEFORE RUN selected. Should FB5 in effect overwrite each daily backup?

Thanx.

Softland
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Re: Please explain what gets logged

Postby Softland » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:06 pm

Hi,

bSchedStarter_20130920010010.log - this is a scheduler log
DailyData_20130920010018.backup.log - this is a backup job log
FBackup_20130919172040.log - this is an application session log.

FBackup keeps only the latest version of the backup, the previous one is deleted. This is how FBackup was designed to work.

MikeyChris
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Re: Please explain what gets logged

Postby MikeyChris » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:27 pm

Softland wrote:Hi,

bSchedStarter_20130920010010.log - this is a scheduler log
DailyData_20130920010018.backup.log - this is a backup job log
FBackup_20130919172040.log - this is an application session log.

FBackup keeps only the latest version of the backup, the previous one is deleted. This is how FBackup was designed to work.


Thanx for the info. Does the scheduler log only run the first time the scheduler runs or everytime there is a scheduled backup?
What purpose does the application log serve that is not served by the backup job log?

If FB5 is hardcoded to delete older backups, why is the option in SCHEDULER | PROPERTIES | WHAT | BACKUP | CLEAR BACKUP BEFORE RUN included?

If a file is deleted (say on October 1) does the backup for October 2 keep the file backup on Oct 1, or is that file not saved anywhere?

Please forgive all my questions, but I can't find the answers in the Forums or Help files. Thanx.

Softland
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Re: Please explain what gets logged

Postby Softland » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:09 am

Hi,

Each scheduler execution is logged.
There are different logs because they are different processes.

In case you use the Mirror backup type, only new and modified files are backed up. If you want to clear the previous backups and run a complete Mirror again, you can use that option.

In the example you mentioned, if you use a full backup type, the deleted file is not backed up anymore. If you use the Mirror backup type, there are two possibilities: if the "Remove excluded or deleted files from backup" option is selected, the file will be also removed from destination, otherwise the file will still be kept in backup destination.


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