From v19.5, our ESE Agent will log a warning when a symlink is selected for backup, but its target file is not. For example: "Warning: The target ‘C:\ProgramData’ referenced by symlink ‘C:\Users\All Users’ is not selected for backup".
This is intended behaviour to prevent accidental backup exclusions.
To avoid seeing a warning message with every backup, you can exclude these symlinks. To do this:
- Stop the ESE Agent service.
- Open the a5backup.properties file.
- Add the following:
symlink.warning.exclusions=path1,path2where path1,path2 are the symlinks, not the target files.
Save the file.
- Start the ESE Agent service again.
The following warnings are seen in a Linux ESE Agent:
WARN : 11:09:08 The target '/proc/self/mounts' referenced by symlink '/etc/mtab' is not selected for backup
WARN : 11:09:08 The target '/run/cups/printcap' referenced by symlink '/etc/printcap' is not selected for backup
WARN : 11:09:08 The target '/run/systemd/resolve/stub-resolv.conf' referenced by symlink '/etc/resolv.conf' is not selected for backup