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Horatio2010
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Warning: Invalid argument to date encode?

Post by Horatio2010 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:37 am

I've finally started converting many of the old family VCR tapes and I'm looking for the best program to be able to backup the converted files to DVD. I'm Using the pro trial version here and so far all I have are 18 wasted discs that apparently can not be read. The backup log shows everything is fine until after the burn is over and the test begins. The log at this point reports this warning "Warning: Invalid argument to date encode"

What caused this and can I fix it?

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Re: Warning: Invalid argument to date encode?

Post by Support » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:34 pm

Hi,

1. What version of Backup4all do you use? See that in Help menu->About Backup4all.

2. What is the "Creation date" of the files in backup destination? (on the disc) You can see that using Windows Explorer.

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Re: Warning: Invalid argument to date encode?

Post by Horatio2010 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:22 am

I am using the Pro trial version available from the website: Backup4all Professional Edition 4.4.195

The date on the DVD folder is 3/2/2010.

Here is the backup log and then the restore log.

[3/16/2010 10:52:59 PM] Backup4all Professional Edition 4.4.195
[3/16/2010 10:52:59 PM] Starting backup for "Famvidyrs 1-5" at 3/16/2010 10:52:59 PM
[3/16/2010 10:52:59 PM] Operating system: Windows 7 Professional (build 7600)
[3/16/2010 10:52:59 PM] Backup Summary:
General:
Name: Famvidyrs 1-5
Group: My Backup Jobs
Description:
Ini file: C:\ProgramData\Softland\Backup4all Professional 4\IniFiles\Famvidyrs 1-5.ini

Destination:
Destination type: CD, DVD or Blu-ray
Drive: E:
Folder: E:\
Catalog: E:\
Erase before writing: No
Write method: built-in driver
CD, DVD or Blu-ray burning speed: Maximum speed
CD, DVD or Blu-ray device name: E: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B SB03
CD, DVD or Blu-ray burning engine: SPTD
Volume label prefix:

Source(s):
F:\AVI Files\VHS
Excluded:
F:\AVI Files\VHS\Year 6

Filters:
Main:
Include filter:
Include all files.
Exclude filter:
Hiberfil on System Drive - use as exclude
( File name = 'hiberfil.sys'
AND Folder name = '%SystemDrive%')
OR
Pagefile on System Drive - use as exclude
( File name = 'pagefile.sys'
AND Folder name = '%SystemDrive%')
OR
Temporary Files - use as exclude
( File name = '*.tmp|*.temp|*.bak|*.chk|*.bkc-journal')
OR
Temporary Folders - use as exclude
( Folder name = '%temp%|%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files|?:\System Volume

Information|?:\Recycler|?:\Recycled|%SystemRoot%\Temp\*')

Backup type:
Type: Incremental
Save storage space: No
Clear archive bit: No
Zip name prefix: none
Make full backup if all increments exceeds (%): none
Make full backup if all increments exceeds (size): none
Compression level: medium
Do not compress files of type: *.zip|*.rar|*.mp3|*.avi|*.7z|*.gif|*.png|*.jpeg|*.jpg|*.mpg|*.gz|*.gzip|

*.mov|*.swf
Always use temporary folder to create zip files: No
Use alternate zipping mode: No
Password: no password
Zip split size: Automatic
Create independent splits: No

Advanced settings:
Backup:
Use local catalog: Yes
Test after backup: Yes
Delete sources after successful backup: No
Ask for backup label before execution: No
Backup open files: Yes
Store temporary catalog data in memory Yes
Backup execution priority: Normal priority
Actions:
Action before backup: not enabled
Action after backup: not enabled
Comparison:
Comparison criteria: [Size, Date modified, Date created, Read-Only, Archived, Hidden, System]
Sounds: not enabled

Emails: not enabled

Scheduler:
Show warning and error messages when scheduled: No
Abort backup when source drives are not available: No
Ask for user input when backup cannot continue: No


[3/16/2010 10:53:01 PM] Checking if the drives of the sources exist
[3/16/2010 10:53:01 PM] Checking backup destination (CD, DVD or Blu-ray)
[3/16/2010 10:53:01 PM] Creating the list of files to backup
[3/16/2010 10:53:02 PM] Preparing shadow copy
[3/16/2010 10:53:43 PM] Folders found to backup: 6
[3/16/2010 10:53:43 PM] Files found to backup: 100 (34.48 GB)

[3/16/2010 10:53:45 PM] Initializing the writer device "TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B SB03" using SPTD

[3/16/2010 10:53:45 PM] Archiving files to 1_F.zip
[3/16/2010 10:58:49 PM] Creating image to burn
[3/16/2010 10:58:49 PM] Burning disk, span 1 on DVD+R
[3/16/2010 11:06:41 PM] Burn done
[3/16/2010 11:06:43 PM] Ejecting CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk
[3/16/2010 11:06:49 PM] Waiting for user input
Please take a marker and label the disk from drive "E:" with "Famvidyrs 1-51_1" label.
The disk from drive "E:" was

burned.
To continue insert another disk into the CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive E: and press OK or Cancel backup.
[3/16/2010 11:07:09 PM] Continuing
[3/16/2010 11:12:17 PM] Creating image to burn
[3/16/2010 11:12:17 PM] Burning disk, span 2 on DVD+R
[3/16/2010 11:20:00 PM] Burn done
[3/16/2010 11:20:02 PM] Ejecting CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk
[3/16/2010 11:20:08 PM] Waiting for user input
Please take a marker and label the disk from drive "E:" with "Famvidyrs 1-51_2" label.
The disk from drive "E:" was

burned.
To continue insert another disk into the CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive E: and press OK or Cancel backup.
[3/16/2010 11:20:23 PM] Continuing
[3/16/2010 11:25:08 PM] Creating image to burn
[3/16/2010 11:25:08 PM] Burning disk, span 3 on DVD+R
[3/16/2010 11:31:54 PM] Burn done
[3/16/2010 11:31:56 PM] Ejecting CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk
[3/16/2010 11:32:02 PM] Waiting for user input
Please take a marker and label the disk from drive "E:" with "Famvidyrs 1-51_3" label.
The disk from drive "E:" was

burned.
To continue insert another disk into the CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive E: and press OK or Cancel backup.
[3/16/2010 11:32:26 PM] Continuing
[3/16/2010 11:37:38 PM] Creating image to burn
[3/16/2010 11:37:38 PM] Burning disk, span 4 on DVD+R
[3/16/2010 11:43:38 PM] Burn done
[3/16/2010 11:43:39 PM] Ejecting CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk
[3/16/2010 11:43:45 PM] Waiting for user input
Please take a marker and label the disk from drive "E:" with "Famvidyrs 1-51_4" label.
The disk from drive "E:" was

burned.
To continue insert another disk into the CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive E: and press OK or Cancel backup.
[3/16/2010 11:44:14 PM] Continuing
[3/16/2010 11:48:56 PM] Creating image to burn
[3/16/2010 11:48:56 PM] Burning disk, span 5 on DVD+R
[3/16/2010 11:56:26 PM] Burn done
[3/16/2010 11:56:28 PM] Ejecting CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk
[3/16/2010 11:56:34 PM] Waiting for user input
Please take a marker and label the disk from drive "E:" with "Famvidyrs 1-51_5" label.
The disk from drive "E:" was

burned.
To continue insert another disk into the CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive E: and press OK or Cancel backup.
[3/16/2010 11:57:01 PM] Continuing
[12:01:49 AM] Creating image to burn
[3/17/2010 12:01:49 AM] Burning disk, span 6 on DVD+R
[3/17/2010 12:09:51 AM] Burn done
[3/17/2010 12:09:53 AM] Ejecting CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk
[3/17/2010 12:09:59 AM] Waiting for user input
Please take a marker and label the disk from drive "E:" with "Famvidyrs 1-51_6" label.
The disk from drive "E:" was

burned.
To continue insert another disk into the CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive E: and press OK or Cancel backup.
[3/17/2010 12:10:30 AM] Continuing
[3/17/2010 12:15:12 AM] Creating image to burn
[3/17/2010 12:15:12 AM] Burning disk, span 7 on DVD+R
[3/17/2010 12:22:28 AM] Burn done
[3/17/2010 12:22:30 AM] Ejecting CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk
[3/17/2010 12:22:36 AM] Waiting for user input
Please take a marker and label the disk from drive "E:" with "Famvidyrs 1-51_7" label.
The disk from drive "E:" was

burned.
To continue insert another disk into the CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive E: and press OK or Cancel backup.
[3/17/2010 12:23:06 AM] Continuing
[3/17/2010 12:27:58 AM] Creating image to burn
[3/17/2010 12:27:58 AM] Burning disk, span 8 on DVD+R
[3/17/2010 12:34:25 AM] Burn done
[3/17/2010 12:34:27 AM] Ejecting CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk
[3/17/2010 12:34:33 AM] Waiting for user input
Please take a marker and label the disk from drive "E:" with "Famvidyrs 1-51_8" label.
The disk from drive "E:" was

burned.
To continue insert another disk into the CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive E: and press OK or Cancel backup.
[3/17/2010 12:35:16 AM] Continuing

[3/17/2010 12:35:19 AM] Saving backup catalog "C:\ProgramData\Softland\Backup4all Professional 4\bkcFiles\Famvidyrs

1-5.bkc"
[3/17/2010 12:35:27 AM] Creating image to burn
[3/17/2010 12:35:27 AM] Burning disk, span 9 on DVD+R
[3/17/2010 12:36:45 AM] Burn done
[3/17/2010 12:36:46 AM] Ejecting CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk
[3/17/2010 12:36:52 AM] Waiting for user input
Burning on CD, DVD or Blu-ray has finished.
Please take a marker and label the disk from drive "E:" with "Famvidyrs

1-51_9" label.
After labeling put the disk back and press OK.
[3/17/2010 12:37:31 AM] Continuing
[3/17/2010 12:37:42 AM] Loading CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk

[3/17/2010 12:37:44 AM] Starting test on "Famvidyrs 1-5" for all backup numbers at 3/17/2010 12:37:44 AM
[3/17/2010 12:37:44 AM] Waiting for user input
Performing backup test.
File "E:\Famvidyrs 1-5\1_F.z01" not found.
Please insert the disk labeled "Famvidyrs 1-51_1" and Retry.
[3/17/2010 12:38:24 AM] Continuing
[3/17/2010 12:38:24 AM] Warning: Invalid argument to date encode
Test aborted at 3/17/2010 12:38:24 AM, 1 file(s) and 2 folder(s) tested, 0 error(s) and 1 warning(s) found

Total number of files added to backup: 100
Total number of folders added to backup: 6
Total size of files added to backup: 34.48 GB (uncompressed), 34.48 GB (compressed)
Number of files excluded: 0
Number of folders excluded: 0
Next scheduled backup:
Backup completed at 3/17/2010 12:38:24 AM with 0 error(s), 1 warning(s)

[3/18/2010 8:01:15 PM] Backup4all Professional Edition 4.4.195
[3/18/2010 8:01:15 PM] Restoring files from backup "Famvidyrs 1-5", start time 3/18/2010 8:01:15 PM
[3/18/2010 8:01:15 PM] Operating system: Windows 7 Professional (build 7600)

[3/18/2010 8:01:15 PM] Processing zip file E:\Famvidyrs 1-5\1_F.zip
Waiting for user input
Cannot find "E:\Famvidyrs 1-5\1_F.zip".
Please insert the disk labeled "Famvidyrs 1-51_9" and Retry.
Waiting for user input
Cannot find "E:\Famvidyrs 1-5\1_F.z02".
Please insert the disk labeled "Famvidyrs 1-51_2" and Retry.
[3/18/2010 8:02:48 PM] Error: Invalid argument to date encode
Restored 0 file(s) and 6 folder(s)
Restore operation finished at 3/18/2010 8:02:48 PM with 0 errors

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Re: Warning: Invalid argument to date encode?

Post by Support » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:39 pm

Hi,

We were able to reproduce the problem and we will fix it.

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