Looking at the binary log extract below we see the following warnings (items and their contents could not be backed up) on job ID 5 incremental backup of netvault server or client xxxx. double click the yellow dot with the ! inside and it will see list of files that do not get backed up on netvault 9.2 or below or on netvault 10 select the corresponding lime and select more info.
Warning 2015/02/11 09:28:19 5 Data Plugin xxxx 665905 items and their contents could not be backed up
Warning 2015/02/12 09:41:48 5 Data Plugin xxxx 783502 items and their contents could not be backed up
Warning 2015/02/13 09:53:22 5 Data Plugin xxxx 998916 items and their contents could not be backed up
The list shows the reason “No such file or directory” as seen below
/Volumes/Time Machine/Backups.backupdb/nottm server/2015-02-16-233123 : No such file or directory
/Volumes/Time Machine/Backups.backupdb/nottm server/2015-02-17-013510 : No such file or directory
/Volumes/Time Machine/Backups.backupdb/nottm server/2015-02-17-013510/.Backup.log : No
these are transient files that do not stay on the system for long period of time. what I happening is that the incremental backup creates a list of files that have changed or are new and then tries to back then up but by the time it reaches the point it backs up these files, they are no longer there.
These files are transient and and usually do not require being backed up.
To remove the warning from the backup log the options are create an exclusion list for this backup, which will exclude the directories that have these files in and these messages should no longer appear in the log .
For information on creating exclusion list see the” NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem xxx 1 User Guide” at the URL below.
The message can also be removed by deselecting the directories that have these files in from the selection set using the GUI.
Or you can just ignore the warning.