Error 685, problem deleting backup - single file in directory
This question is very similar to this thread on FMForums, but has one major difference: there is only one file in the subdirectory in question.
Overall description: I started getting 685 errors again this weekend:
Error 685 server.addr.ess Error occurred while deleting backup folder "volume:path/to/file", some files or folders could not be deleted. (-1)
I thought that I was having the same problem as I had had previously: something in the path calculation for the external container field had gotten messed up (e.g. field renamed) and that all the files were being dumped into a parent directory or something.
But that was NOT the case. In looking at the directory that it said it couldn't delete there was only one directory/subdirectory tree left in that path, with only 1 file in that subdirectory. I went to that directory in a more recent backup copy (i.e. one that it hadn't tried to delete yet), and there was only 1 file there, too.
I did a test where I deleted this file and subdirectory from a backup BEFORE it tried to remove it, and I received no error message when that one's turn came up. I did this a few other times to verify. So deleting this one file and one subdirectory prevented the error from cropping up. I also tried deleting just the file (and not he subdirectory) and in those cases I DID get an error when it tried to delete that backup. So it appears to be something about the subdirectory itself.
I looked at the permissions on the file and they appeared to match what all the other files in other similar subdirectories were.
Anyone have any ideas?