Common Technical FAQ’s

Here is a list of common backup problems that can be resolved or investigated. Please note some errors are windows related not software related.

For further assistance on any errors please email – support@backupeverything.co.uk

1) Missed Backups

2) Index Error

3) VSS

4) Access Denied / File doesn’t exist

5) Find running/stopped files (during a crash)

6) How to delete unwanted backed files / folders

7) Failed to flush buffer error

8) Backup Reminder when shutting down PC

9) Data Integrity Check

10) Javax.crypto.BadPaddingException

11) How to End the bJW.exe Process (Windows) / Restart Backup Scheduler Service (Mac)

12) Invalid volume G:\ (Shadow Copy creation is assumed)

13) Deleting data in retention to free space

14) Unable to backup file, size incorrect (Expected=XXXX Retrieved=XXXXX)

15) How to change the temp location

16) How to add a filter to your backup set

17) Please run integrity check later for destination

18) Unable to open server file list

19) Setting up an existing account on a new Server or PC

20) Protected Files

21) Changing the Server URL on the Backup Client

22) Viewing Encryption Key

23) System Restore / Image

24) Failed to upload cached index file

25) Failed to run space freeing up of destination

26) Open Files

27) Failed to initilize remoteBDB

1) Missed Backups

If your backup has completed with errors, missed, or just failed to run at all, then checking the debug log on the machine could provide some answers as to what is the cause of the issues. To find this file, you will first need to locate the .obm (PRO) or .acb (LITE) folder on the machine. Before this however please check the machine is on at the time of the scheduled backups and not shutdown or asleep, this could be another reason for missed backups.

First, here is how you find the .obm/.acb folder:

1. Open up Windows Explorer, and click into the C drive.

2. Next, click in to the users folder

3. Now you will need to know which user profile the software was installed with

4. Once inside the user profile, you will see the .acb or .obm folders

5. You will now need to get to the location of the debug log. Once inside the relevant folder,
you will see a folder called log. Open this, and then click a sub-folder called ‘Scheduler’

6. The debug log file will be inside of this folder. You can then open it and find what the error could be.

2) Index Error

Sometimes there could be an index error with the backups, to resolve carry out the
following steps below however please ensure the software is closed first before doing.

1. Browse to Program Files

2. Click on the Program Folder where it says XXX Cloud Backup

3. Right click on cb.opt & select edit

4. Please add true at the end of “com.ahsay.cloudbacko.core.bset.file.RemoteBDB.forceRebuild=”

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5. Save & close

6. Then run a manual backup

7. Please remember to remove the “true” within cb.opt after the rebuild has finished

8. Save & close

9. Then restart the XXX Cloud Backup service again

3) VSS Errors

In any reports if you see VSS errors then these are client side (OS problem),
you will need to resolve these before an Exchange backup will work.

From cmd, type vssadmin list writers and it will show the failed writer. Once you fix this, the backups will work.

The backup client uses the MS VSS writers to backup. Same would happen if you try and use Microsoft
backup to backup the Exchange, it would fail. A reboot may resolve this, but if the problem comes back, you will need to investigate further.

4) Access Denied / File Doesn’s Exist

Some files that are set for backup may not give permissions for the software to back it up,
please ensure that this is enabled for the backups to run.

Similarly if a file has changed location and you see “file doesn’t exist”, this means the file has been moved and the software
is still trying to read it from the source, you can either delete this path from the backup set if it is not needed for backup anymore or modify the path.

5) How to Find Running/Stoppped Files in the Event of a Crash

If the backup client freezes or crashes, and you are unable to close it, then you may need to delete the running/stopped files created by the backup.

You will need to go to the user folder that the client was installed on. In the picture below, we are using the Admin logon. Once there, you will need to open either the .obm folder or the .acb folder. This all depends on whether you have the PRO (.OBM) or LITE (.ACB) client installed. Once inside this folder, open the ipc folder, then BackupSet folder. In here will be all backup sets currently created. They will not be named, so you will need to find the correct folder. In here will be either the running or stopped files, depending on whether the backup is running or has been forced to stop.

An example of this is below:

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6) How to delete unwanted backed files / folders

First you need to modify the backup set so it doesn’t backup the file/folder again.

1. Login to the backup client

2. Click On Backup Sets

3. Select the backup set you wish to modify

4. Click Source, then either modify the selected tick boxes for Desktop,
Documents Favourites etc, or click on “I would like to choose the files to backup”

5. Here you can modify your backup selection. Simply navigate to the files / folders
you wish to select or deselect, then once finished, click OK

6. Then click Save.

All done, you have now modified your backup selection.

Then to remove the data:

1. Log into the backup client

2. Click on utilities

3. Select Delete Backup Data

4. Now select the backup set you want to delete files from, the destination and select Choose from ALL files

5. Navigate to the files / folders you want to remove from your backup location and when
ready click delete. NOTE:-This will immediately delete files from our cloud.

6. Once deleted, you will see a message stating files deleted successfully. Click close to take you back to the home screen

7) Failed to flush buffer error

Open file explorer and navigate to the following location – C:\ProgramFiles\XXXBusinessCloudBackup

This location will have a afc.opt file, open this in notepad and add the following to the end of the document:

com.ahsay.afc.bfs.cloud.ChunkedOutputStream.retry=20
com.ahsay.afc.io.ReadAheadInputStream.timeout=300
com.ahsay.afc.bfs.cloud.ChunkedOutputStream.upperSleepLimit=5

Ensure you then save this document. Once saved please login to the client and run the backup again.

8) Backup reminder when shutting down PC

To enable or disable this, please follow the below instructions.

Login to your backup client
Click on backup sets
Select the backup set to make changes to (you may have more than one).
Click on “Show advanced settings”
Now click on Reminder
Slide the ruler on or off to enable or disable this option.
Click save.

9) Data Integrity Check

Go to the dashboard of the software client, then Utilities (bottom right box) and run the data
integrity check, make sure the boxes are unticked. Just click Yes if a pop up comes saying the statistics are incorrect. This does not
mean the data backed up is incorrect, this is just aligning the backend data figure with the front end portal.

If after the check you get the error – Failed to check integrity of destination…….Error: “[NullPointerException] null”,
then change the temp location (point 15) and re-run the integrity check with the rebuild index box ticked.

10) Javax.crypto.BadPaddingException

If when opening the backup client you receive the below message, try deleting the config folder called.obm for the PRO Client or .acb for the LITE Client.

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The folder can be found in c:\users\userprofile\

The folder contains user information and the encrypted encryption key.  After deleting the folder,
when you reopen the backup client, you will be prompted for your username and password then once
logged in, you may also be prompted for your encryption key(s).

11) How to End the bJW.exe Process (Windows) / Restart Backup Scheduler Service (Mac)

Windows

If a backup is stuck running, or even the backup client itself has crashed, you may need to end the
executable that will be running in the background so that you can stop both running. This executable is called bJW.exe.
By ending this, it will stop the back up/force the client closed, which in turn will allow you to reopen the software and perform the original task.

Here is how to perform this fix:

1.Either right-click the taskbar and press Task Manager, or press Ctrl+Alt+Del and open Task Manager from here.

2.Find the running bJW.exe process, highlight it, and press end task. Below is an idea of what it should look like.

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Once it has ended, you should then be able to reopen the client without issue and perform any tasks needed.

Mac – Restart Backup Scheduler Service

If you start receiving missed backups for a backup set that should run on a MAC and
are unable to restart the MAC, please follow these instructions below.

Open terminal (Applications – Utilities – Terminal)

Make sure you are running as root user.

To run as root user type su – then enter – then put the password for the root user (no * will come up when you type the password)

Now as root user you need to get to the bin directory of the XXXX (Backup Everything) Program.

Type ls to find which directory you are in

Then cd .. to change directory till you see Applications

The type cd Applications (reminder that everything in terminal is case sensitive)

Type cd “XXXX Online Backup Manager” (no spaces are allowed so use quote marks)  Please also note that on some earlier
installs the folder maybe slightly different.  Use “ls” to list folders to find the correct folder name

Type cd bin

Then once in the bin directory type

sudo ./Scheduler.sh

If this command is correct you won’t get an error.

Your backups will now run at the scheduled time – Please make sure that the machine
is on and doesn’t enter any sleep mode around the time of a backup

12) Invalid volume G:\ (Shadow Copy creation is assumed)

If you get this warning within your backup set: “Invalid volume G:\ (Shadow Copy creation is assumed)” (could be a different drive letter) please follow these steps to fix.

First make sure you are on our most current client so post 7.15.4.41

Go to this location C”:\Program Files\XXXX*\cb.opt and open the file in notepad. (“could be a different drive letter)

XXX would be your branded name of the client or BackupEverythingPRO, but look for the cb.opt file

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Then modify the last line…”com.ahsay.obx.core.backup.file.ShadowCopy.disableAddAllVolumes=” & put “true” after the equals.

Save the file.

Run a backup & it will be successful.

13) Deleting data in retention to free space

If you dont need retention data then please go to “Utilities” on the software dashboard. You will then see delete the
backed up data option. If you click on the backup set & select all files you will see everything. The greyed out files will be in retention.

14) Unable to backup file, size incorrect (Expected+XXXXRetrieved=XXXXX)

If you receive the following error:

“XXXXX” size incorrect (Expected=XXXX Retrieved=XXXXX), Unable to backup file

This is due to a VSS error within Windows. The file size has changed during the backup process,
therefore the software cant upload the file. Check to see whether the backup runs at the next schedule or during a manual backup if it is
run before the schedule. Checking the Windows Event logs may also offer some more insight into this.

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Don’t remove the local copy until the Offsite destination has been added.

Don’t delete the data from the seed backup set.

Don’t remove the local copy if the local HDD is still attached if your doing the posting seed route.

Let us know when all this has been done.

15) How to change the temp location

Sometimes you may need to change the temp location used for the cloud backup service,
usually because of lack of space, or not enough rights to the current location.

To do this, please follow these instructions.

1. Login to your backup account

2. Click on Backup Sets

3. Select the required backup set

4. Click on Show Advanced Options

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16) How to add a filter to your backup set

Adding filters will allow you to deselect certain items from your backup, first Login to the client and select “backup sets”.

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Select the backup set you want to add a filter to and navigate to “source”

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Turn “filter” to on and press “+ add new filter”. From here you will be able to name your filter and edit the filter to do what you wish.

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The blank filter form looks like this

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Here is a filter we have created so that .mp3 files are excluded from the backup, If your backup is for certain
files it is best to put the location in the “Apply this filter to all files/folders in” and select “this folder only” – else the software will scan all the folders.
Press “ok” and “cancel” – If you don’t want to add anything else to the filter

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Press “save” and exit.

17) Please run integrity check later for destination

If you see the following 3 lines of text below in your backup reports:

Please run integrity check later for destination “-1505849135223”. Error: “[d] Failed to initialize RemoteBDB.Cloud. Error=[BlockDBConfig.readConfig] unknown default path for creating new journal file config: 0, caused by [RuntimeException] [BlockDBConfig.readConfig] unknown default path for creating new journal file config: 0”

Data integrity check on backup set= “Data Backup” destination= “UK Cloud Storage” is completed

Finished data integrity check with error on backup set “Data Backup(1515502435075)”, “UK Cloud Storage(-1505849135223)”, crc disabled, rebuild index disabled

then please run a manual integrity check as follows:

Goto the dashboard of the software client, then Utilities (bottom right box) and run the data integrity check, make sure the boxes are unticked. Just click Yes if a pop up comes saying the statistics are incorrect. This does not mean the data backed up is incorrect, this is just aligning the backend data figure with the front end portal.

18) Unable to open server file list

If you see the following message similar to this:

Unable to open server file list, “C:\Users\Administrator.GHLLP\temp\1551194097158\OBS@1551194173077\index\index.b2b” is in use by another application.

Then this is an open process error. Make sure the BJW.exe is not running within Task Manager and if it’s there, then end the task.

Once checked/ended then go to this location:  “C:\Users\Administrator.GHLLP\temp\1551194097158\OBS@1551194173077\index\

If there are any extensions which have .lck please delete. The backup should now run fine. Please note the above is an example of a file path, please see the exact path from your error to get to the right directory in order to delete the .lck extension.

19) Setting up an existing account on a new server or PC

Move your files to the new location on the new machine as long as they are all the same files. Then make sure you change the source to the correct paths & then enable the scheduler on that machine to take ownership of the backup set.

20) Protected Files

If you see the following error then it means the file your trying to back is protected so ensure it has permissions so the backup client can back the file up.

[New File] File=”C:\XXXXXX” Error=”com.ahsay.afc.bfs.cloud.p:[CloudFileSystem.createFile] Parent directory ‘C:\XXXXX does not existrn at com.ahsay.afc.bfs.cloud.z.a(Unknown Source)rn at com.ahsay.afc.bfs.cloud.w.a(Unknown Source)

Step 21.

First go the Program folder of the software:

Example of a location: C:\Program Files\XXXXCloudBackup

Then open “custom.xml” with a text editor like Notepad.

You need to change the value of this line: <GUI hide-server-url=”true”

Change “true” to “false”

Save this log

(If you are unable to save the file, you will need give users full access permissions to the file)

Now open the backup client (make sure the password is not saved or it will log straight into the software):

Click on “Show advanced option”:

You can change the server URL here so change to login.onlinedatastorageuk.co.uk

Once done click on OK.

22) Viewing Encryption Key

Login to backup client, then go to Backup Sets and select the specific backup set. On the left hand side goto show advanced settings and then others. Scroll down on the right and then unmask the key. This shows what your encryption key is.

23) System Restore / Image

The system restore feature is a windows image backup. When you restore, you will receive an image which can be recovered using windows recovery mode. If you restore to a different machine using this way then you may experience driver issues if the machine is not similar to the original. The images of the drives will be individual if you have backed up multiple drives. If the machine is Windows 7 or 2008 then you will be able to recover this with a recovery disk which can easily be created in the control panel or you can use a system install disk.

24) Failed to upload cached index file

Go to the dashboard of the software client, then Utilities (bottom right box) and run the data integrity check, make sure the Index rebuild box is ticked. Just click Yes if a pop up comes saying the statistics are incorrect. This does not mean the data backed up is incorrect, this is just aligning the backend data figure with the front end portal.

25) Failed to run space freeing up of destination

Go to the dashboard of the software client, then Utilities (bottom right box) and run the data integrity check, make sure the boxes are unticked. Just click Yes if a pop up comes saying the statistics are incorrect. This does not mean the data backed up is incorrect, this is just aligning the backend data figure with the front end portal.

26) Open files

Open files are backed up using VSS. If your VSS fails then this is an OS issue not software related resulting in the open files not being backed up. Please check your VSS to resolve this.

27) Failed to initialize remoteBDB

If the following error is shown:

[d] Failed to initialize RemoteBDB.Cloud. Error=[BlockDBConfig.readConfig] unknown default path for creating new journal file config: 0, caused by [RuntimeException] [BlockDBConfig.readConfig] unknown default path for creating new journal file config: 0

Please change the temp location (point 15) and then do data integrity check (point 9) with the index rebuild box ticked.