I have a host returning the following error regarding a few directories each time it completes a backup:
save: Cannot get status on path "folder": No such file or directory hostname:/folder retried 1 times"
This folder was previously being backed up but was removed from the root directory. I checked the save set definition in the client properties but this folder isn't included.
How do I fully remove these directories from the save set for this client?
You have 2 possibilities :
- You either list only the pathnames that you want to backup
- You use a skip directive to omit the subdirectories you want to excludes
For examples, please have a look at the default directives
I have specified exactly what to backup - the problem is that these two folders were previously selected. The folders have since been deleted and I verified they were not selected for backup but Networker continues to try to back them up even though they don't exist.
I'd prefer not to create a directive for a single client to exclude directories that don't even exist.
A little bit difficult to know what happens. Are you backing up a parent folder of that directories?. May be that directories are sub-folders and, even when they are unmounted, are still present in fstab.
Check if you have entries in fstab for the non-existent directories.
Verify whether there is an existing 'always' directive which is assigned to that client. Otherwise I do not see why NW should insist of backing these up.
Another possibility is to delete and recreate the client resource.
I ended up setting my save sets to ALL and creating more granular directives for all my hosts.
I successfully ran backups last night without any errors - although my directives still need some work.