Folder Backups failing due to files being in use



We are facing an issue with Folder backups when the users are using some of the files in the folders:

ERROR: Failed to backup “XYZ” folder in D:\XYZ. 7-zip archiver error. > (1) 7-Zip 18.05 (x64) : Copyright © 1999-2018 Igor Pavlov : 2018-04-30 Scanning the drive: 652 files, 2208523763 bytes (2107 MiB) Creating archive: D:\Temporary Folder\Pranas.NET\SQLBackupAndFTP\backup\XYZ201906041409.7z Add new data to archive: 652 files, 2208523763 bytes (2107 MiB) Files read from disk: 651 Archive size: 1988807682 bytes (1897 MiB) WARNINGS for files: D:\XYZ~$filename.xlsx : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. WARNING: Cannot open 1 files…

Since we are backing up this folder throughout the day and sometimes the users leave these files opened on the production servers as well, this folder backup is mostly failing.

It would be great if this problem is solved and the backups can be done even when certain files are in use.



Thank you for the details.

We plan to add to 7zip archive the option that will allow archiving the files that are open in other applications. That option will be available for back up local files and folders.

Sorry for the inconvenience.