I got a failure in my last backup job where Duplicati complained that it couldn’t access one of the temp files created by Office (in this case Excel) while a normal document is open. These files begin with “~$” followed by some version of the normal file’s filename. I created a filter
attempting to exclude any such file, without having to exclude all hidden/system files (though I’d be willing to be convinced to hide system files anyway, i’m not sure what I feel on the matter…)
Anyway, I ran it again with the same file open and still got the same error message on that file. I’m pretty sure the syntax is correct at least for traditional windows filesearch conventions, but I guess it didn’t work for Duplicati - anyone have any advice?