This article describes the format of the text log files in SyncBack. Text log files are recommended only when the log file must be parsed by another program/process.


SyncBack V8

See the help file (Log Settings section) for details.


SyncBack V6/V7

The text log file is a comma-delimited list of lines with all line elements (columns) wrapped in double-quotes:

"[Date & time]","[Is A Control Message?]","[Filename/Control Message]","[Status]","[File Status]","[Error Type]"


[Date & time] = Date & time line was written to the log file
[Is A Control Message?] = 1 if this is a control message. If so the [Filename] is actually an informational message. For a value of zero, it really is a filename.
[Filename/Control Message] = Either a filename or a control message
[Status] = e.g. Not in destination, source copied
[File Status] = Integer value for file status:

0 = Not relevant to current line, i.e. ignore the file status
1 = File was skipped & was in both
2 = File was skipped & was in source/left only
3 = File was skipped & was in destination/right only
4 = File was deleted
5 = File was copied
6 = File attributes and/or date & time changed
7 = File warning
8 = Error
9 = Non-critical error
10 = File was copied, but a reboot is required
11 = File was ignored during scan of source, e.g. filtered out
12 = File was ignored during scan of destination, e.g. not selected
13 = File was ignored during comparison, e.g. read-only
14 = File was unchanged (fast backup only)
15 = An exception report
16 = A version was restored
17 = The file was in neither the source nor destination
18 = File was renamed
19 = File was renamed, but a reboot is required

[Error Type] = The end of the line will have a letter if the line refers to an error or warning:

W for warning messages
E for error messages
N for non-critical error messages
X for exceptions (SyncBack caused an exception error)
O for no error

SyncBackSE/Pro V5

The text log file is a comma-delimited list of lines with line elements (columns) wrapped in double-quotes:
"[Date & time]", "[Is A Control Message?]","[Filename/Control Message]","[Status]","[File Status]"


[Date & time] = Date & time line was written to the log file.
[Is A Control Message?] = 1 if this is a control message. If so the [Filename] is actually an informational message. For a value of zero, it really is a filename.
[Filename/Control Message] = Either a filename or a control message.
[Status] = e.g. Not in destination, source copied
[File Status] = Integer value for file status:

0 = Not relevant to current line, i.e. ignore the file status
1 = File was skipped & was in both
2 = File was skipped & was in source/left only
3 = File was skipped & was in destination/right only
4 = File was deleted
5 = File was copied
6 = File attributes and/or date & time changed
7 = File warning
8 = Error
9 = Non-critical error
10 = File was copied, but a reboot is required
11 = File was ignored during scan of source, e.g. filtered out
12 = File was ignored during scan of destination, e.g. not selected
13 = File was ignored during comparison, e.g. read-only
14 = File was unchanged (fast backup only)
15 = An exception report
16 = A version was restored
17 = The file was in neither the source nor destination
18 = File was renamed
19 = File was renamed, but a reboot is required