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Nothing To Backup?

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:33 pm
by froomshanker
I have setup a regular backup that backups up the contents of C:\Users\ on my Windows 7 machine to an external USB drive. It takes almost 5 hours to backup about 300GB of data. In progress, fbackup reports 'adding file c:\users\....'. The log file has entries 'found folder/file\....'. It skips a few temporary files of no consequence. But at the end Fbackup reports an error. The last few entries in the log file are :

[16/06/2014 13:40:38] Added file C:\users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bepbmhgboaologfdajaanbcjmnhjmhfn\\_metadata\verified_contents.json
[16/06/2014 13:40:38] Added folder C:\users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bepbmhgboaologfdajaanbcjmnhjmhfn\\_platform_specific\
[16/06/2014 13:40:38] Added folder C:\users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bepbmhgboaologfdajaanbcjmnhjmhfn\\_platform_specific\x86-64_\
[16/06/2014 13:40:38] Added file C:\users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bepbmhgboaologfdajaanbcjmnhjmhfn\\_platform_specific\x86-64_\hotword-x86-64.nexe
[16/06/2014 13:40:38] Added file C:\users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bepbmhgboaologfdajaanbcjmnhjmhfn\\_platform_specific\x86-64_\

[16/06/2014 13:40:44] Limit number of backups to 1
[16/06/2014 13:40:44] Deleted "" from backup. OK

[16/06/2014 13:40:44] Saving backup catalog "C:\Users\friendly\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\Coolermaster Backup(2).fkc"
[16/06/2014 13:40:45] Closing file "C:\Users\friendly\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\Coolermaster Backup(2).fkc"
Backup aborted. Reason:
All the files and folders have been skipped. Nothing to backup.
Files skipped: 30
Next scheduled backup: 17/06/2014 09:00:00
Backup aborted at 16/06/2014 13:40:45 with 1 error(s), 30 warning(s)
[16/06/2014 13:40:58] Opening file "C:\Users\friendly\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\Coolermaster Backup(2).fkc"
[16/06/2014 13:40:58] Closing file "C:\Users\friendly\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\Coolermaster Backup(2).fkc"
[16/06/2014 13:41:01] Closing file "C:\Users\friendly\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\FBackup.hst"

Searching through the log file, the only warnings are the skipped files. There are no lines containing 'Error:'.

Questions are :
1. Why does it think there is nothing to backup, when I am adding & updating files all the time?
2. Why does fbackup report the backup job as failed when no errors are logged in the file?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Nothing To Backup?

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:19 am
by Adrian (Softland)

What version of FBackup do you use? If you don't have the latest one, please install it: 5.0.468.
Let us know if you still have the problem after that.

Re: Nothing To Backup?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:31 am
by froomshanker
Hi, yes it's Version 5.0 Build 468. Although I see there are more recent versions so shall install the latest.