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Backup job deletes folder

sympanse
Level 3

Hello,

I got following backup job:
\\server01\B:\BW\logbackup\*.* /ACESSDAYS:01

The logbackup folder contains log files which are usually written every 30 min. I got this job especially to delete logs which are older than 1 day.
Sometimes the complete folder ('logbackup') is deleted, so the log files can't be written anymore and everything gets a little messy.

What can I do to prevent arcserv to delete the folder?
Just wanna clean up log files > 1 day old.
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Colin_Weaver
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It probably deletes the folder if all the files in it meet the ACCESSDAYS:01 filter

I's suggest putting a text file in the folder but give it a really odd extension and add an exclude filter to your backup jobs that specifically excludes backing up (and therefore archiving/deleting) that single file by it's name/extension.

BTW I hope you mentioned Arcserv in your questiion by accident as if you didn't you might need to go and look at someone elses's website for help.

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RahulG
Level 6
Employee
Which log files you are tryign to backup ? I mean for which application the log files belong too?

sympanse
Level 3

SAP Business Warehouse

Colin_Weaver
Moderator
Moderator
Employee Accredited Certified
It probably deletes the folder if all the files in it meet the ACCESSDAYS:01 filter

I's suggest putting a text file in the folder but give it a really odd extension and add an exclude filter to your backup jobs that specifically excludes backing up (and therefore archiving/deleting) that single file by it's name/extension.

BTW I hope you mentioned Arcserv in your questiion by accident as if you didn't you might need to go and look at someone elses's website for help.

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sympanse
Level 3
oh f***!
Got totally confused. Arcserve was the solution we had before.
Well, this shows that we improved our backup solution. ;)

Capital idea with the odd extension.
Here's my additional setup after I created fakefile.fkf:
\\server01\B:\BW\logbackup\*.fkf /EXCLUDE

Will take some time before I can give feedback.

sympanse
Level 3
Works!
Today I had an empty folder only with the fake file in it.