Files and folders were skipped: (Code: 1603)

Situation

A file-level backup plan finishes with the following message: Files and folders were skipped: {number of fiels skipped} (Code: 1603)

In the backup agent:

In notifications:

Cause

This is an informational message that specifies how many files were skipped due to the plan’s exclusion settings. System, hidden and on-demand files are excluded by default:

Additionally, some files might not be backed up if “always keep the last version” is disabled in the retention settings and “delete versions older than: X” is enabled. A warning message will be displayed in that case:

Solution

Since this message is informational in nature, it doesn’t require any immediate action. Please refer to the following help article if you’d like to change the exclusions for your file-level backup plan:

https://help.msp360.com/cloudberry-backup/backup/back-up-files-folders/step-9-advanced-file-filter