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Sordukan
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Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks

Post by Sordukan »

Hello,
I have problems with the tool. After the initial installation, the backup ran mostly normal, without errors.
Subsequent backups, even after reinstallation of the "Gamesave Manager" always generated error messages during validation.
What have I overlooked, what am I doing wrong?

I use Win10.

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=========================
	GameSave Manager
			Log
=========================

Summary
---
Program Version:
	3.1.476.0
Task Type:
	Backup
Time Taken:
	50 seconds
Entry Count:
	12 selected (12 processed)
Error Count:
	12

Log
---
11:09:57 - Gathering task details
		11:09:57 - Awaiting user to define output file
			Output defined as "D:\Data\Games\GSM"
11:10:12 - Processing "Cyberpunk 2077"...
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\Saved Games\CD Projekt Red\Cyberpunk 2077
			48 folder(s), 146 file(s); 119.0 MB
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\AppData\Local\CD Projekt Red\Cyberpunk 2077
			1 folder(s), 2 file(s); 15.9 MB
		Creating Separate Backup Archive... (11:10:13)
			Performing validation checks on archive... (11:10:15)
				Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks
11:10:15 - Processing "Fallout 76"...
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\Documents\My Games\Fallout 76
			1 folder(s), 3 file(s); 10.4 KB
		Creating Separate Backup Archive... (11:10:15)
			Performing validation checks on archive... (11:10:15)
				Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks
11:10:16 - Processing "Grand Theft Auto V"...
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\Profiles
			1 folder(s), 14 file(s); 5.72 MB
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V
			0 folder(s), 1 file(s); 2.5 KB
		Creating Separate Backup Archive... (11:10:16)
			Performing validation checks on archive... (11:10:16)
				Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks
11:10:16 - Processing "Logitech Gaming Software"...
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\AppData\Local\Logitech\Logitech Gaming Software\profiles
			0 folder(s), 1 file(s); 48.3 KB
		Creating Separate Backup Archive... (11:10:17)
			Performing validation checks on archive... (11:10:17)
				Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks
11:10:17 - Processing "Minecraft (full)"...
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft
			369 folder(s), 2687 file(s); 444.4 MB
		Creating Separate Backup Archive... (11:10:30)
			Performing validation checks on archive... (11:10:37)
				Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks
11:10:38 - Processing "Minecraft (servers.dat)"...
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft
			0 folder(s), 1 file(s); 77 bytes
		Creating Separate Backup Archive... (11:10:38)
			Performing validation checks on archive... (11:10:38)
				Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks
11:10:39 - Processing "Rockstar Games Launcher"...
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\Documents\Rockstar Games\Launcher
			2 folder(s), 2 file(s); 1.5 KB
		Creating Separate Backup Archive... (11:10:39)
			Performing validation checks on archive... (11:10:39)
				Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks
11:10:39 - Processing "Rockstar Social Club"...
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\Documents\Rockstar Games\Social Club
			40 folder(s), 179 file(s); 26.9 MB
		Creating Separate Backup Archive... (11:10:42)
			Performing validation checks on archive... (11:10:42)
				Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks
11:10:42 - Processing "Steam - Categories"...
		File Backup - E:\Steam\userdata\113342139\7
			1 folder(s), 3 file(s); 2.1 KB
		Creating Separate Backup Archive... (11:10:42)
			Performing validation checks on archive... (11:10:43)
				Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks
11:10:43 - Processing "TeamSpeak 3 Client"...
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\AppData\Roaming\TS3Client
			21 folder(s), 244 file(s); 24.5 MB
		Creating Separate Backup Archive... (11:10:45)
			Performing validation checks on archive... (11:10:45)
				Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks
11:10:45 - Processing "The Elder Scrolls Online"...
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online
			86 folder(s), 597 file(s); 36.3 MB
		Creating Separate Backup Archive... (11:10:47)
			Performing validation checks on archive... (11:10:48)
				Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks
11:10:48 - Processing "Watch_Dogs™: Legion"...
		File Backup - C:\Users\Email\Documents\My Games\Watch Dogs Legion
			1 folder(s), 3 file(s); 30.2 MB
		File Backup - E:\UbiSoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\savegames\d262f235-a108-4c64-b7e3-0c6fbc646fe4\3353
			0 folder(s), 1 file(s); 10.8 KB
		Creating Separate Backup Archive... (11:10:48)
			Performing validation checks on archive... (11:10:49)
				Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks
---
End
Thanks

Sordukan
Sordukan
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Re: Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks

Post by Sordukan »

no help ?

well ...
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InsaneMatt
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Re: Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks

Post by InsaneMatt »

Sordukan wrote: 04 Jan 2021, 11:55 no help ?

well ...
The forums aren't the best way to get my attention these days; the project's Discord is more active (both in regards to myself and the community as whole).
Add to the fact you posted around the Christmas / New Year holidays and it's no wonder you've been waiting for a response.

Anyway, the topic at hand....
Within your "..\AppData\Local\Temp" directory, you'll likely find a gs_mngr folder. This is where your backup data is cached to, manually deleting this directory may help. In addition, the directory "..\AppData\Roaming\GameSave Manager 3\$$ CacheDir $$" was once used for this very action so make sure that is cleared.

You may wish to check the archive(s) via the Validate Archive option from the Main Menu. You'll get some additional information as to why the archive failed too.
A program update will be released in the coming days which should include this 'additional information' in your Backup logs.
Sordukan
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Re: Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks

Post by Sordukan »

Hi InsaneMatt,

yes it was Christmas but maybe others would have had a solution. Never mind

I tried again something around and got the following error message:

Error: File listings don't match

How can I fix this problem ?

greetings and a belated happy new year


Sordukan
Sordukan
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Re: Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks

Post by Sordukan »

Hi,

after deleting the "gs_mngr" folder under "..\AppData\Local\Temp" the backup worked partially :

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=========================
	GameSave Manager
			Log
=========================

Summary
---
Program Version:
	3.1.476.0
Task Type:
	Archive Validation
Time Taken:
	 < 1 second
Error Count:
	2

Log
---
11:30:48 - Preparing to run validation checks on "C:\Users\Email\Downloads\Watch_Dogs™ Legion_2021-01-05_11.29.17.gsba"...

11:30:48 - Processing "Watch_Dogs™: Legion"...
		File Check - "C:\Users\Email\Documents\My Games\Watch Dogs Legion"...
			Error: File listings don't match
		File Check - "E:\UbiSoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\savegames\d262f235-a108-4c64-b7e3-0c6fbc646fe4\3353"...
			Error: File listings don't match
11:30:49 - Operation completed
---
End
The folder "..\AppData\Roaming\GameSave Manager 3\ is empty. No "$$cacheDir$$".


-> With a new backup, all validations are faulty again.


:geek:

Sordukan
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InsaneMatt
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Re: Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks

Post by InsaneMatt »

When performing backups since manually clearing those directories, do you still have this issue?

Have you tried deleting / resetting your GameSave Manager settings?
To do this, rename the settings folder in the directory alongside gs_mngr_3.exe (if it exists, else rename / move / delete "..\AppData\Roaming\GameSave Manager 3").

What locale is your Operating System running under?
The 3x branch has some issues with 'unicode' characters. Characters from the Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Russian alphabets are good examples of such issues.
You could try running GameSave Manager from a 'plain' directory; something like 'C:\GameSave Manager' and use the Modify Variables option from the Main Menu to select a custom caching directory (such as 'C:\GameSave Manager\Cached').
Sordukan
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Re: Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks

Post by Sordukan »

Hi,

I actually have different partitions for games, backups and of course "C:".And also somewhat nested, like : "D:\Games\Backups\Gamesaves\".

But even with the tests where I installed everything on one partition, the error messages came.
I'm using Windows 10 64 pro - does that maybe cause problems ?

Well, I will wait for the new update and until then I use a syncronisation tool.

Thanks for your work, and all the best

Sordukan
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Re: Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks

Post by InsaneMatt »

The only thing I can really think of here is something is running that is "locking" the file(s).

For example, performing a backup of your Minecraft saves while said game is running will likely fail; the game itself is actively reading and writing to and from these files.
It could just come down to Windows Defender--or some other security software--is causing issues due to it "locking" files to scan them (causing the file copy to time out and fail).
Sordukan
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Re: Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks

Post by Sordukan »

okay, i will check it. thx.
Sordukan
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Re: Error: Archive failed one, or more, validation checks

Post by Sordukan »

Hi,
i have tested the alpha version (4.0) now.
There are bugs, but the rest works.
There are no new validation errors when backing up again.

I only have problems with the "Watch Dogs" games.

I'll keep trying around.

Have a nice weekend
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