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Failed to scan files:

SyncBackFree is the freeware version of SyncBack. It is *not* an evaluation version of SyncBackPro/SE.
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Doc_Ben
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Failed to scan files:

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What does: "Failed to scan files: Cannot read from zip file. (505) (Destination)" mean?

This occurs on what appears to be a random basis (every second or third time) on several backup profiles. This also makes SyncBackFree unreliable.

I have several backups scheduled after 11 PM and separated by ~30-minutes.

This appears to be a recent problem since I have been using SyncBackFree fro many years. A manual run seems to work.

Windows 8.1, 64-bit with SSD.

SyncBackFree V9.3.40.0 (32-bit)

Backup is zipped using 7-Zip and saved to an external SSD.

Using for example:

cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\2BrightSparks\vbs_files\TimeStamp.vbs" "\\RT-AC88U-FILES\Backups - David\Misc\Downloads.zip"

Where "RT-AC88U-FILES" is the external SSD. It is shared between me and my wife via an ASUS router. Her computer is off at night.
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Re: Failed to scan files: SyncBackFree is unreliable

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Further investigation shows that SyncBackFree is unreliable.

I run certain backups every night (7, well spaced), and others once a month (9, timed so as not to interfere with the nightly runs).

Notes:

1.) Backups are reported (in logs) as "Scan Failure" but the backup files are there.

2.) Backups are reported as "Success" but the file is not there.

3.) Items 1 & 2 are not consistent, i.e. not the same backup on consecutive nights or on any consistent pattern.

4.) The backup can be run manually with no problems.

Conclusion: After many years of use, SyncBackFree is currently unreliable and should be posted as such!
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