How to ignore warnings

Every backup I do every day always has 7 warnings that are not important. How can I have Duplicati ignore warnings? I only want to see Errors.

Thanks

What are the warnings? Are they about in-use files? There may be a better way to resolve your issue.

Welcome to the forum!

I find the log files hard to read, so picking out the Warnings takes
some time, and figuring what they mean can be a bit cryptic as well
(which is segway into feature request for better display method for
warnings/errors).

Anyways it says there are 8 warnings, however I can only find the

following 5 warnings in log file (they are repeated 5 times though):

2019-12-28 09:00:00 -08 -

[Warning-Duplicati.Library.Main.Operation.Backup.FileEnumerationProcess-FileAccessError]:
Error reported while accessing file: D:\System Volume Information
2019-12-28 09:00:00 -08 -
[Warning-Duplicati.Library.Main.Operation.Backup.FileEnumerationProcess-FileAccessError]:
Error reported while accessing file: D:\System Volume Information
2019-12-28 09:00:06 -08 -
[Warning-Duplicati.Library.Main.Operation.Backup.FileEnumerationProcess-FileAccessError]:
Error reported while accessing file: D:\My DOCs_COURT
stuff_caselaw MORE_Radar Lidar TRAINING\LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
Les Langford\Documents\Radar
2019-12-28 09:00:09 -08 -
[Warning-Duplicati.Library.Main.Operation.Backup.FileEnumerationProcess-FileAccessError]:
Error reported while accessing file: D:\System Volume Information
2019-12-28 09:00:09 -08 -
[Warning-Duplicati.Library.Main.Operation.Backup.MetadataGenerator.Metadata-MetadataProcessFailed]:
Failed to process metadata for “D:\System Volume Information”,
storing empty metadata,
… ]

So 5 does not equal 8 and 5x5 does not equal 8 so Duplicati

apparently does not know how to count?

Thanks

Well ended up deleting the one file called Radar (which was
corrupted) and then I also added FILTER to exclude the D:\System
Information\ folder and all the Warnings went away.

However I still think that there eventually needs to be a way to

better handle the warnings. Possible solution: some kind of script
that would walk you thru each warning and ask if you want to
automatically create a filter to exclude it in the future.

Thanks

Glad you were able to figure it out. Yeah, you don’t want to try backing up “System Volume Information” - so good to exclude it.

You may want to look at using the special {SystemFiles} exclusion filter at a minimum… possibly {DefaultExcludes} if you are selecting the root of a drive to back up. There are a lot of files not worth backing up with Duplicati. It cannot be used for “bare metal” restores so don’t bother backing up operating system or program files. Just back up your user-created data files.

By the way, those special filters are documented somewhat here:

https://duplicati.readthedocs.io/en/latest/appendix-d-filters/