Mirror Job isn't mirroring

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LaughingMan008
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Mirror Job isn't mirroring

Post by LaughingMan008 »

Ive selected the option to mirror my drive, and even selected the option "Remove excluded or deleted files from backup" and it... doesn't. If I delete a file on my drive, it stays there in the backup. Just with a little red minus symbol next to it in the window on the right side of the screen inside the program. Same if I try to move a folder. The folder gets put into the backup where I moved it, but the old folder isn't deleted.

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Mirror Job isn't mirroring

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

Please send us to info[at]fbackup[dot]com:
- the last backup log
- the .bkc catalog file
- the name and path of such a file/folder which was not deleted from destination.

ianto39
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Re: Mirror Job isn't mirroring

Post by ianto39 »

I have the same problem with fbackup not deleting removed or excluded files, using the latest version 8.4.251.

The same problem has been recurring for years, I think if I delete & recreate the Backup job it may work for a while but eventually it'll break again.

PS I just used wetransfer.com to send you the fkc, backup log and some screenshots.

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Mirror Job isn't mirroring

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

@ianto39
I just replied to your email.
We need to investigate each case, as this isn't a known issue in FBackup.

MrYann
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Re: Mirror Job isn't mirroring

Post by MrYann »

Hi all :)

I have the same problem : deleted files in the source stay in the backup, with a big red minus sign in the structure panel. Should I send something too ? Or is there a workaround to try ?

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Mirror Job isn't mirroring

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

Is there any warning in the backup log?
If you manually create a test folder in sources, run the backup and then you delete it, is the folder correctly deleted from destination?

MrYann
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Re: Mirror Job isn't mirroring

Post by MrYann »

First, I apologize for my late response, especially in the face of your swift reaction, for which I thank you very much :)

manual creation of new folder in source
run backup
new folder is in destination
delete new folder in source
run backup
new folder still in destination

0 errors, 0 warnings

In the "profile" of the job, I checked "quick mirror" and "delete removed files" (I use a French version, so I'm not exactly sure of the English wording of the options)

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Mirror Job isn't mirroring

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

Please note there must be at least one new or modified file in sources, for the backup to run.
If there are only deleted files/folders, the backup won't be executed, so the deletion part will not be executed as it is part of the backup.

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