Scheduled differential Backup doesn't work

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by downandout, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. downandout

    downandout Registered Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    I'm using Windows 7x64 and I backed up my complete C: drive (a 120GB Samsung 830 SSD). The initial backup worked fine. Then I ran a differential backup which also went fine. When I scheduled the same differential backup though I got this:


    The archive size is way too big and the backup would take way too long so I canceled it.

    This is the script:

    // This file was automatically generated by {VENDOR_NAME} script generator
    // Use {VENDOR_NAME} Script Interpretator to run this file
    // Time of creation: Tue Jun 19 23:36:28 2012
    // Settings block
    	surfacetest off
    	verify off
    	copyonetoone off
    	hddrawprocess off
    	donothidetarget on
    	copyinsteadofmove off
    	bigdrives off
    	compressionlevel 10
    	sidafterdisk off
    	sidafterpartition off
    	defaultsidchanger on
    	nodellabel off
    	timeshift 60
    	oemcodepage 850
    	timezone 22
    	langnumber 18
    	slavecfg off
    	notforslave off
    	enablerestart on
    	enablevirtualdb on
    	autoconverttofat32 off
    	sidparams ""
    	bootcdiso "./../ISO/bootcd.iso"
    	bootcdtype every
    	fixtargetbcd off
    	sectordiffmethod metadata
    	filediffmethod metadata
    	hotbackup lockimpossible
    	tempdrive C
    	vss2hbswitch off
    	vssattempts 3
    	vsstimeout 120
    // Turn off confirmation
    confirm off
    // Backup partition or disk
    img = "G:/830_Win7SP01-Backup/diff_190612213541638/diff_190612213541638_$(YEAR)_$(MONTH)$(DAY).pbf"
    base = "G:/830_Win7SP01-Backup/arc_170612212349082/diff_180612202719337/diff_180612202719337.pbf"
    select disk "7E5BFD56"
    select partitions all
    	cmp = 10
    	label = "No comment"
    	base_pwd = ""
    	hotbackup lockimpossible
    	tempdrive C
    	index = "G:/830_Win7SP01-Backup/diff_190612213541638/diff_190612213541638_$(YEAR)_$(MONTH)$(DAY).pfi"
    // Check for errors
    call check_error
    // Apply all scheduled operations
    apply all
    // Check for errors
    call check_error
    // Exiting
    // exit(0)
    // Function for checking error
    	if (errorcode(1) != 0)
    		print "Some error occured: "
    		print ""
    		print "Exiting"
    		print ""
    Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?

    Version info:

    Paragon Backup & Recovery™, version (28.05.12 ) Free

    Component versions:

    hdm.dll, version 10.1, release 19, build 15786
    biont.dll, version 10.1, release 19, build 15786
    biont.sys, version 10.1, release 19, build 15786
    Paragon Base Services Library, version 1.1, build 14386 (28.05.12 )
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012
  2. Frag1le

    Frag1le Registered Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    I've got the exact same problem with scheduled jobs.
    When i manually create a single backup job it works without a problem but as soon as i schedule it seems to use the wrong source.

    I think it chooses the target as the source as soon as you schedule jobs in this version.

    select disk "********"

    I tried finding out where paragon gets this ID from, but i couldn't.
    This source ID doesn't show up anywhere in the hardware properties of any of my disks.
    Where can i find this ID so i can match it with the ID of the proper source?
  3. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 Registered Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    looks similar to a hard disk serial no. to me.
  4. howdego

    howdego Registered Member

    Nov 19, 2011
    I have a similiar problem.

    Last week, I used Smart backup to backup the data partition on my Internal data drive to my External drive. Today, I used the “Differential Partition Backup” command to make a differential backup of last weeks backup. As the wizard asked me the locations of the original partition on the internal drive and the location of the archive in the external drive, and the sizes of the diff archive and the original backup seem logical, I assume that the differential backup worked. Now, I want to schedule automatic differential backups once or twice a week. On page 103 of the manual, there is a “creating a scheduled Task” instruction. Settings are set for Allow Virtual Mode at step 1 requires. However, I cannot find the TOOLS>Save to Scheduler... command. Also, if I could find this, I don’t see how to tell the program what the task is.

    Have any posters here figured this out?
  5. Paragon_Matt

    Paragon_Matt Paragon Moderator

    Jan 24, 2011
    Guys, easy quick answer is, there is a know bug when creating the differential and running it from within the wizards, when you are choosing what to select for the differential please un-select the entire disk and only choose the partitions that are being compared, the differential image should be a bit more accurate at that point. This is the work around until the bug fix is posted.
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