Error 685 = Error occurred while deleting backup folder "%1", some files or folders could not be deleted. (%2)
What is the net effect, Tony? Is the new backup valid, does it have all the data?
If the new backup is valid then i would not treat this as a critical issue since it means that some files of the old backup can not be removed. If you can remove them manually in Finder then you could use a shell script or applescript to do a cleanup once a day...
Yes, it does seems to be more cosmetic that anything else.
The backups have worked so far...I got involved when the FileMaker Server
crashed...we were able to pull from the backed up external container and
FileMaker files successfully.
I am with you on not treating this as a critical issue...the server is up
and stable, the files have passed stability tests...mostly I am responding
to the client who is on the email notification list and just emailed to
request that we lighten the load on his Inbox and make the scary messages
We are looking at the messages that we have collected to see if there is a
when do the message occur
why do they stop
why do they come back
Just looked at one message that said that it could not delete folder foo at
Pretty sure no one was working at that time!
The folder is gone now and we have not manually been cleaning up
I just skimmed over the 685 messages and see that they:
Cover each of the 3 disks that we are backing up to
Happen at all time of the day and night
Are related to various backup schedules, some of which I set up myself
A mystery for now.
Will post back if I learn anything useful.
I also have a client who's FM 12 server (188.8.131.527) running under OS Server 10.6.8 is sending out such e-Mail warnings. I can see that the content the server backup process can not delete are files in the RC_DATA_FMS folder. They have one container field that is storing data externally. In this case the container data is pdf files.
I checked folder and file permissions and they appear to all be correct with the owner of fmserver and the group of fmsadmin having read/write permissions.
The client's older xServe hardware limits them from upgrading any further with the OS and thus I don't believe can update any further with FileMaker Server 12 updates to see if updates would fix it.
I am guessing the problem is somehow related to FileMaker Server seeing these files as references to the actual files themselves, not a duplicate backup copy of the files. Anyone have any insight into if this might be the case or how to stop this from happening?