Unhelpful Log

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Unhelpful Log

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Thank You for providing Reflector However I am finding the log incomprehensible and un-helpful for many reasons To wit First it provided a 5136 long list of files ignored as in the log output quoted below but did not list any of the files which were in fact backed up This makes no sense

"Ignoring the file "C:\..." Reason: inclusion list."

Second the two consecutive log entries quoted below seem contradictory The first states 63 files were backed up the second states 0 files were backed up This makes no sense

2021-11-13 03:48:02 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 63. Backup part size: 629.2 KB. *
2021-11-13 03:48:03 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *

Third the lengthy list of consecutive log entries below seems useless and a waste of space which needs to be scrolled past an already lengthy log This makes no sense

2021-11-13 03:48:07 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:08 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:08 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:08 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:08 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:09 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:09 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:09 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:09 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:09 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:10 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:10 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:10 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:10 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:10 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:11 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *
2021-11-13 03:48:11 * Backup part for task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *

Fourth the final log entry states 2 errors occurred but to locate the errors in the log it was necessary to copy/paste/search the log in an editor for "error" but I found "ERR" instead It would be helpful if the list of errors were summarized at the log end so no need so scroll/search the lengthy 5185! line log

Finally I would find it helpful if Reflector provided options as to what is reported in the log greater than what is currently provided via the Options dialog The "Normal" setting provided the unhelpful output described above For example the setting I would prefer would be to only log errors and names of files backup with a summary of errors at end I am afraid to even attempt the "Verbose" log setting Thank You Kindly
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Re: Unhelpful Log

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Hmm.. it seems like you have selected the verbose mode?
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Re: Unhelpful Log

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And you can use word wrap.
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Re: Unhelpful Log

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The two images attached demonstrate the unhelpful lengthy log and that it is the result of the normal log option Thank You Kindly
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This was only happening when using inclusions lists. Fixed!
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Re: Unhelpful Log

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Greetings Kind Regards May I please inquire as to what is an "inclusions list" and how do I not use it I can find no reference to such in the interface or help file Thank You Kindly
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BernardIE5317 wrote: 15 Nov 2021, 04:26 Greetings Kind Regards May I please inquire as to what is an "inclusions list" and how do I not use it I can find no reference to such in the interface or help file Thank You Kindly
Does this help ... https://www.cobiansoft.com/crHelp/tasks.html

"Filter tab ... Here you can add a list of files/directories that you can exclude or include into the backup. You can also use masks: Example *.txt and even regular expressions."
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Re: Unhelpful Log

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A number of directories and files are listed in "Files > Source" as those are the directories and files I wish to back up A number of filters are in the list in "Filter > Include ONLY these files" e.g. *.cpp *.h etc. as those are the only types of files I wish to backup So the question remains how to display only the files backed up and errors and not all these useless lengthy reports Not Fixed!
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I said this is already fixed . Wait for the next release.
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Re: Unhelpful Log

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Greetings The attached image shows the log w/ "Log normally" set as being unhelpful To wit It does not display the files which were backed up Also It lists the same statement repeatedly i.e. "2021-11-19 04:41:07 * Backup part for the task "Incremental Backup Repos and Personal" has ended. Number of backed up files: 0. Backup part size: 0 bytes. *" It is repeatedly stating it did nothing What sense does that make Further it refers to "part for the task" What part is it referring to Thank you however for shortening its' unhelpfulness from the previous version which was intolerable - Cheerio
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