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Problem with Windows Backup Utility


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#1 derek.ellis

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:44 AM

I keep getting an error every time i run Windows Backup Utility

"Backup skipped backing up F:\Recorded TV as it is on the backup target."

What does this mean, and how can i get to stop skipping files?

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#2 Crashoveride420

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:03 AM

Hello...When you get the message click on the options button next to the results. You should get something like

Check your backup results
The backup completed but some files were skipped.
View skipped files

When you click on View skipped filles you should get a error log. If you can post that error message we can better try and narrow down the problem to a solution. Thanks

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:34 AM

It means that you are trying to backup something to a location it's already at.

It's like backing up something to itself. Can't be done.

Edited by LucheLibre, 16 February 2012 - 04:54 AM.

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#4 derek.ellis

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

@crashoveride420, the text in the quotes is the error message.

@luchelibre, so how can i stop it from trying to attempt it? Ive never got this error before.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:40 PM

By chance, would the "Recorded TV" folder be part of Windows Home Server?

Is the F: drive a mapped drive pointing to a WHS share?

Edited by LucheLibre, 16 February 2012 - 01:41 PM.

If it looks like I know what I'm doing, there's a pretty good chance the only reason for that is because
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#6 derek.ellis

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:29 PM

I have Windows 7 Home Premium.

I found out the problem and fixed it. ran the backup again and it completed.

I just unchecked the Recorded TV Library in the Backup settings, since the library files are already on the drive F, which is the same drive as to the backup is being saved too




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