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. The text log format is also documented in the help file.

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
e.g. Not in destination, source copied
File Status
Integer value for file status (see below)
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

X for exceptions (SyncBack caused an exception error)

O for no error

File Status

0Not relevant to current line, i.e. ignore the file status
1File was skipped & was in both
2File was skipped & was in source/left only
3File was skipped & was in destination/right only
4File was deleted
5File was copied
6File attributes and/or date & time changed
7File warning
9File was copied, but a reboot is required
10File was ignored during scan of source, e.g. filtered out
11File was ignored during scan of destination, e.g. not selected
12File was ignored during comparison, e.g. read-only
13File was unchanged (fast backup only)
14An exception report
15A version was restored
16The file was in neither the source nor destination
17File was renamed
18File was renamed, but a reboot is required
19File failed integrity check because hashes don't match
20File passed integrity check
21File failed integrity check because of an error
22File was skipped, was in both source/left and destination/right, but was considered identical
23Output from Run Before and/or Run After (new to version 11)