Synthetic Full Backup

WFS0008: File System scan failed - There is nothing to backup

Cause

Synthetic full backup will fail with the error message File System scan failed - There is nothing to backup if the Check for deleted stubs option was enabled in the Advanced Backup options dialog box.

Solution

Make sure that the Check for deleted stubs option is not selected while initiating a synthetic full backup. To disable this option use the following steps:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | File System | defaultBackupSet.
  2. Right click the subclient and point to Backup.
  3. In the Backup Options for Subclient dialog box, select synthetic full option.
  4. Click Advanced and make sure that the Check for deleted stubs option is not selected in the Advanced Backup options dialog box.