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12-30-2016, 05:57 PM
What does "Error 22: Invalid Argument" mean? I get that for a particular file or two occasionally, and just exclude them from the backup, but I thought I should know what it means? Thanks

12-30-2016, 06:56 PM
It's what's the OS call returns to us. It usually means the file itself is malformed in some way. If you send the log in with the "Send to shirt pocket" button, I can look into it a bit more with the details there.

12-31-2016, 05:25 PM
The file seemed OK, it was a Photoshop file but opened up no problem.

Anyway, I'd accumulated so many exclusions over the years that I thought it was time to start fresh so I erased the disk and now it backed up without any problem. Is a periodic erase-and-fresh backup something you recommend?

Thanks and Happy New Year!

12-31-2016, 08:08 PM
Sounds like it was an intermittent error with the destination, then. I'd really need to see the logs to comment. (You certainly shouldn't need to 'accumulate exclusions'!)