Potential Backup Bug?

Hi All – I was reading with interest the previous ‘Backups Bug’ reported in March 2017 whereby certain subfolders were not being copied.

I’ve just discovered a problem with my PR2100 backups I had not experienced before where certain nested subfolders were showing a reduced number of folders/files compared to the source (via windows File Manager).

Took me most of the day to drill down to the offending subfolders to see all the data was actually there but the folders above consistently showed a reduced number of files and corresponding file sizes.

I’m not that technical but seems to me the backup command is working ok (in that all source files seem to be copied) but the file statistics are not being updated properly.

I also tested copying the folders & files directly in Windows (avoiding the WD backup option) and the result was exactly the same so perhaps this issue relates to the overall information (File Allocation Table?) not being updated correctly.

File data showed 12,601 files/1,406 folders 70,130,325,052 bytes in source – 10,263 files/ 1,377 folders 59,777,125,112 bytes in backup/destination folder. Very misleading since all data seems to be copied/backed-up ok. This happens both with USB and Internal backup options.

Anyone else having a similar issue?