I have filters set to exclude my other synced cloud folders (Google Backup & Sync, OneDrive, MEGA) and for some reason Duplicati cannot respect the OneDrive exclude filter. Every backup it looks in there and attempts to back it up but fails with a warning:
[Warning-Duplicati.Library.Main.Operation.Backup.FileBlockProcessor.FileEntry-PathProcessingFailed]: Failed to process path: C:\\Users\\ant72\\OneDrive\\sample.txt
The filters I am currently using:
Before, Duplicati had the same warning for
NTUSER.DAT files but when adding it to the exclude filter it respects the filter and stops attempting to back it up.
So, why does it respect only one of all the filters?
Does below help?
Filters article explains how a folder name should end with a backslash on Windows.
There is a bug in the filter GUI builder that causes extra backslashes to be added, sometimes rendering the filter ineffective. There is a fix in the Canary channel but you shouldn’t switch to that channel unless you don’t mind added risk.
In the meantime, I recommend using the “Edit as text” option (click the 3 dot menu to the right of the filter option) and manually entering your filters. Here’s how you’d filter out folders whose names contain ‘Debug’ or ‘Release’:
By the way, don’t switch back to Edit as list to see what it looks like - that action can foul up the filters in the current beta version. Leave it on Edit as text and save your backup job config.
Thanks, I’ve trimmed the trailing backslashes down to one and the warnings no longer appear.