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I'm running Retrospect 15.6.1 on a Windows 10 Pro 64 system. I use Always Excluded Selector for all the different types of files that I want to exclude from any backup script. Here is the relevant part. The issue here is with the name System Volume Information folder. I use this Always Excluded selector for 7 different backup scripts for 5 different backup sets covering Windows 4 drives C-F. For 7 days now, my MEDIA script does back up a 50 GB file contained in the System Volume Information folder. None of the other scripts back up this folder. I can't figure out how to stop my MEDIA script from backing up this folder. It appears that every day, there is a different 50 GB backed up. I thought something might be wrong with the drive, so I reformatted the drive, and then ran the MEDIA script on the now empty drive. Windows never displays this System Volume Information folder. If you use a cmd window, the system shows this directory as empty even though it does contain files. However, the Session Report for the most recent MEDIA script does show files in this folder. So what can I do to stop MEDIA script from including files in this System Volume Information folder? It's a big waste of time and disk space. Again, No other script backs up this folder on Drive C, D, or F, and no other Always Excluded files are backed up by this script or any other script. I believe I can do selective grooming to recover the 350 GB wasted on these files, but that's not a real answer. Very frustrated at this point. In a few days, I will post how apparent bugs in Selector Include definitions have caused a bunch of my scripts to stop working properly when I upgraded from Retrospect 12 to 15.6. x509
Retrospect 9.5 Server on Win7 Pro. Retrospect is installed on it's own drive, (best practice) ( Not the C:\ System Drive) in the folder "Program Files" There are also folders for Retrospect Catalogs, Reports, and Resources, plus a bunch of other assorted folders I have a script to backup the Retrospect Server Volume with a Selector which includes everything except the other assorted folders. I have just discovered that the "Program Folders" folder is never backed up. I tried variations of the Selector Explicitly including "Program Files" and Including Windows Special Folders "Program Files" but no matter what I try it will not backup that folder. I suspect that Retro recognises "Program Files" as being a special Windows Folder, and the Windows Special Folders Selector expects those folder to be on the System Drive. This could be a major issue as many Server applications are installed on non system Drives in a "Program Files" folder. which could prevent retrospect from properly backing up in these situations. Any thoughts or ideas?
Beebes posted a topic in ProfessionalHi. I just upgraded from Retrospect 7.7 to 8.1. I'm running Windows 7, 64-bit. I'm trying to understand how (or if) selectors work. This scenario doesn't seem to work: Create new selector. Leave the "Include" section unchanged, so "Include everything" is specified. Under the "Exclude" section, add one condition: Windows (FAT/NTFS) Special Folders is Recycle Bin. "Include enclosed folders" is checked. I select the Check Selector button and specify my C: drive as the source. The window that shows all the selected ("marked") files shows that C:\$Recycle.Bin and all the folders and files contained in that folder are selected. I expected the recycle bin NOT to be selected. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a bug?