Deleted Source files not deleted in mirror backup

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philcoll
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Deleted Source files not deleted in mirror backup

Post by philcoll » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:27 am

I've found numerous questions about this, but the fixes don't work for me.
I have a folder remaining in the mirror backup, containing about 6gb of files, which no longer exists on the original source drive.
I have "fast mirror" and "remove deleted files from backup" set.
I can delete any other files on the source drive, and they always get deleted from the copy.
Everything has been working as it should for years, till now.
Even if I delete the problem folder's parent folder from the source, it too fails to get deleted from the copy.
As I'm running out of space on the backup drive, I need to get this folder deleted, and I don't really want to start the backup from scratch, as it takes forever.
Please help?
(Using version 3.11.309 registered)

Last backup log follows:-
[6:06:18 PM] Backup4all Standard Edition 3.11.309
[6:06:18 PM] Operating system: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
[6:06:18 PM] Starting backup for "Data and Video backup to C" at 21/04/2013 6:06:18 PM
[6:06:20 PM] Checking if the drives of the sources exist
[6:06:20 PM] Checking backup destination
[6:06:20 PM] Creating the list of files to backup
[6:06:28 PM] Files found to backup: 2

[6:07:54 PM] Saving backup catalog "C:\Backup\Data and Video backup to C.bkc"

[6:08:12 PM] Starting test on "Data and Video backup to C" for backup number 834, the last backup number at 21/04/2013 6:08:12 PM
Test finished at 21/04/2013 6:08:14 PM, 2 file(s) tested, found 0 error(s)
Total number of files added to backup: 2
Total size of files added to backup: 748.06 MB
Number of files excluded : 0
Next scheduled backup: 22/04/2013 1:30:00 PM
Backup completed successfully at 21/04/2013 6:08:14 PM with 0 error(s), 0 warning(s)

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Re: Deleted Source files not deleted in mirror backup

Post by Support » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:18 am

Hi,

Try to manually delete that folder from destination.

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Re: Deleted Source files not deleted in mirror backup

Post by philcoll » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:44 am

I read in another posting that you should never manually alter or delete and files in the backup, as that could trigger a requirement for a full re-backup session?

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Re: Deleted Source files not deleted in mirror backup

Post by Support » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:29 am

Hi,

In this case we are talking about a mirror backup that should delete some folder from destination. For some reasons that folder cannot be deleted by Backup4all, so you just make an action that Backup4all has to do.

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Re: Deleted Source files not deleted in mirror backup

Post by philcoll » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:03 am

Deleted the folder manually, and all seems to be working ok now, thanks.

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