Was my backup successful?

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Was my backup successful?

Post by snoopcat »

I did a backup of a 435 GB folder with 213 large files (movies) & the job finished with no errors but a warning: DECOMPRESSION ERROR.
The source disk containing the files is in an external usb 2 sansdigital cabinet (not raid) , the target disk(s) is an external RAID 1 Sansdigital MR2UT cabinet.
Would you please explain what that means & if I should repeat the backup or what?
I think it says that the B4All could not compress the backup so it is a straight copy. (that would be ok).
Thank you
Ron Kappes

I have printed the log file below.

Backup4all 5.0 325
OS: Windows 8 Home Edition (build 9200)
Registered to: ronald kappes
Key: C2F3-4ED8-A05E-D0C1-38D5-63A0-61D5-79C7

[1/24/2014 6:41:22 PM] Backup4all 5.0.325
[1/24/2014 6:41:22 PM] Operating system: Windows 8 Home Edition (build 9200)
[1/24/2014 6:41:23 PM] Starting backup for "WDTV" at 1/24/2014 6:41:23 PM
[1/24/2014 6:41:23 PM] Backup Summary:
Name: WDTV
Ini file: C:\Users\Ronald\AppData\Roaming\Softland\Backup4all 5\Jobs\{2F383367-BDAE-479F-B83E-6E615A7E1693}.ini
Destination type: Local hard drive
Drive: M:
Folder: M:\
Catalog: M:\
Include filter:
Include all files.
Exclude filter:
Hiberfil on System Drive - use as exclude
( File name = 'hiberfil.sys'
AND Folder name = '?:\')
Internet Explorer Cache Files - use as exclude
( Folder name = '?:\Documents and Settings\*\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files|?:\Users\*\AppData?\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files')
Pagefile on System Drive - use as exclude
( File name = 'pagefile.sys'
AND Folder name = '?:\')
Temporary Files - use as exclude
( File name = '*.tmp|*.temp|*.bkc-journal')
Windows Recycle Bin Files - use as exclude
( Folder name = '?:\Recycler|?:\Recycled|?:\$Recycle.Bin')
Windows System Restore Files - use as exclude
( Folder name = '?:\System Volume Information')
Windows Temporary Folders - use as exclude
( Folder name = '?:\Windows\Temp|?:\WINNT\Temp|?:\Documents and Settings\*\Local Settings\Temp|?:\Users\*\AppData?\Local\Temp')
Backup type:
Type: Differential
Use block backup: No
Save storage space: No
Clear archive bit: No
Zip name prefix: none
Make full backup if the differential exceeds (%): 50% of full backup size
Make full backup if the differential 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:
Use local catalog: Yes
Compress catalog in destination: No
Test after backup: Yes
Delete sources after successful backup: No
Repair catalog: Yes
Ask for backup label before execution: No
Backup open files: Yes
Store temporary catalog data in memory: Yes
Backup execution priority: Normal priority
Action before backup: not enabled
Action after backup: not enabled
Comparison criteria: [Size, Date modified, Date created, Read-Only, Archived, Hidden, System]
Sounds: not enabled
Emails: not enabled
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

[1/24/2014 6:41:27 PM] Checking if the drives of the sources exist
[1/24/2014 6:41:27 PM] Checking backup destination (Local hard drive)
[1/24/2014 6:41:27 PM] Creating the list of files to backup
[1/24/2014 6:41:27 PM] Performing full backup because differential size (516.26 GB) exceeds 50 % of last full backup size
[1/24/2014 6:41:27 PM] Total folders found to backup: 6
[1/24/2014 6:41:27 PM] Total files found to backup: 213
[1/24/2014 6:41:27 PM] Folders found to backup: 6
[1/24/2014 6:41:27 PM] Files found to backup: 213 (516.26 GB)

[1/24/2014 6:41:28 PM] Preparing shadow copy

[1/24/2014 6:41:57 PM] Archiving files to 1_F.zip

[1/25/2014 2:24:47 AM] Saving backup catalog "C:\Users\Ronald\AppData\Roaming\Softland\Backup4all 5\Catalogs\WDTV.bkc"

[1/25/2014 2:24:50 AM] Starting test on "WDTV" for all backup numbers at 1/25/2014 2:24:50 AM
[1/25/2014 2:24:50 AM] 1 Full 1/24/2014 6:41:23 PM 213 516.26 GB
[1/25/2014 2:25:25 AM] Warning: Decompression error
Test aborted at 1/25/2014 2:25:25 AM, 3 file(s) and 1 folder(s) tested, 0 error(s) and 1 warning(s) found
Total number of files added to backup: 213
Total number of folders added to backup: 6
Total size of files added to backup: 516.26 GB (uncompressed), 501.39 GB (compressed)
Number of files excluded: 0
Number of folders excluded: 0
Next scheduled backup:
Backup completed at 1/25/2014 2:25:25 AM with 0 error(s), 1 warning(s)

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Was my backup successful?

Post by Adrian (Softland) »


Please download the latest version of Backup4all 5.0.336.
Run a manual test for that backup by pressing the Test (F9) button.
If the error appears again in the test, you will have to run again the backup.

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