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chut7
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attempt backup based on availability of destination

Post by chut7 »

As far as I can tell, if I schedule a backup job, it scans for new files, makes up a backup package, *then* tries to copy to the destination. The problem is, most of the time, my backup destination isn't online (it's another computer on my LAN). Is there a way to check for the availability of the destination first, before it attempts the backup?

If not, then is the next best thing to script up something like this as a batch file and schedule it via Windows Scheduler?

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: attempt backup based on availability of destination

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

Backup4all will check at the beginning of the backup if the network destination is connected.
If it cannot be reached, the backup will abort without scanning the files.

chut7
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Re: attempt backup based on availability of destination

Post by chut7 »

Hmm...looks like you're right, I misinterpreted the 12:30 minutes it takes for a job to fail. Looking at the individual log files, it's unclear what it's doing during that 12:30 minutes.

[2021-05-08 10:08:15 PM] Checking backup destination (Network)
Backup aborted. Reason:
Cannot create folder "\\video10\backup\Picasa". The network path was not found
Backup aborted. Reason:
Cannot create folder "\\video10\backup\Picasa". The network path was not found
Next scheduled backup: Not scheduled
Backup aborted after 12:43 minute(s) at 2021-05-08 10:20:54 PM with 1 error(s), 0 warning(s)
[2021-05-08 10:20:54 PM] Error: Cannot create folder "\\video10\backup\Picasa". The network path was not found

Is there a way to speed up this failure?

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: attempt backup based on availability of destination

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

In File->Options->Backup, there is a section: "When destination not ready".
Please reduce the number of retries and press OK.

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