Copy files to network drive

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okcken
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Copy files to network drive

Postby okcken » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:43 pm

Hi,

Can Fbackup copy files from a local folder to a network drive? I just want it to copy, nothing else...If the same files exist, it should overwrite them to the network drive. If this is possible, can someone explain the steps?

Thank you!
Ken

Softland
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Re: Copy files to network drive

Postby Softland » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:56 am

Hi,

You can use the Mirror backup type in FBackup for that.
It will create in destination an exact copy of the sources files and then only new and modified files will be backed up, updating the existing files in destination.

okcken
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Re: Copy files to network drive

Postby okcken » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:51 pm

Hi,

I tried that and still there are no files in that folder! The files that I am trying to copy are SQL backup files with the ".bak" extension. I am trying to copy them to the network drive. The network connection seems to be fine. Here is a copy of my logs...I am not sure why it is saying " Files found to backup: 0 (0 KB)" although there are about 15 files in there...It is only creating the "Backup" folder with no files in it.... Can you advice?

[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Opening file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\FBackup.hst"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Starting backup for "SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive" at 11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Checking backup destination (Network)
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Opening file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Closing file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Opening file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Clearing catalog file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Closing file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Deleted file: "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc" - OK
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Opening file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Closing file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Opening file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Closing file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Opening file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Checking if the drives of the sources exist
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Checking backup destination (Network)
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Creating the list of files to backup
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Opening file ":memory:"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Cannot use USN journal for this backup. Reason: USN journal disabled in settings
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Found folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Closing file ":memory:"
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Folders found to backup: 1
[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Files found to backup: 0 (0 KB)

[11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM] Preparing shadow copy
[11/4/2014 9:42:25 AM] Shadow copy created for drives C:
[11/4/2014 9:42:25 AM] Added folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup

[11/4/2014 9:42:25 AM] Saving backup catalog "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc"

[11/4/2014 9:42:26 AM] Starting test on "SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive" for all backup numbers at 11/4/2014 9:42:26 AM
[11/4/2014 9:42:26 AM] 1 Mirror 11/4/2014 9:42:06 AM 0 0 KB
[11/4/2014 9:42:26 AM] \\okc-abc1.xyz.net\doe\MainBackup\Backup\ OK
Test finished at 11/4/2014 9:42:26 AM, 0 file(s) and 1 folder(s) tested, 0 error(s) and 0 warning(s) found
Total number of files added to backup: 0
Total number of folders added to backup: 1
Total size of files added to backup: 0 KB
Number of files excluded: 0
Number of folders excluded: 0
Next scheduled backup: Not scheduled
Backup completed at 11/4/2014 9:42:26 AM with 0 error(s), 0 warning(s)
[11/4/2014 9:42:29 AM] Closing file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\Catalogs\SQLBackupstoNetworkDrive.fkc"
[11/4/2014 9:42:29 AM] Closing file "C:\Users\jdoe\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\FBackup.hst"

Softland
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Re: Copy files to network drive

Postby Softland » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:30 am

Hi,

By default, the .bak files are excluded from backup. You can disable the filter which exclude them from Backup Properties->Filters.
Just uncheck the "Active" box and press Save.
Try again to run the backup.


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