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When I Backup Opera Two Files Do Not Backup

  • about once a week i use freefilesync to cackup the user profile folders of my browsers, but with opera there is always two files that i don't have permission to backup, and i have to tell ffs to simply ignore them. should i go into my profile folder and take ownership of them, or can i just ignore them and when replacing opera's user profile with my backup not have an issue? thanks

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  • If you tell the files maybe someone will be able to help.

  • As seen in the pic, the files are ~/.config/opera/oauc_pipe and ~/.config/opera/oauc_pipe_r, and, as it is also desctribed in the error, they are "socket" filetype.
    With a simple search, I found that socket files can not be copied or moved or tared, so you just ignore the errors and make the backup utility ignore them too.

  • In Linux, everything is a file. Your graphics card is a file, your printer is a file, your computer's RAM is a file - everything. If you did a full backup, you think it would include the printer and graphics card? Same sort of thing here - a socket may be considered a file, but it doesn't have data you could backup.

    (Maybe I should have used your keyboard, mouse, and hard drive as examples - they are also files.)

  • @jimunderscorep said in When I Backup Opera Two Files Do Not Backup:

    As seen in the pic, the files are ~/.config/opera/oauc_pipe and ~/.config/opera/oauc_pipe_r, and, as it is also desctribed in the error, they are "socket" filetype.
    With a simple search, I found that socket files can not be copied or moved or tared, so you just ignore the errors and make the backup utility ignore them too.

    thank you for the only good response out of all of them. i just found it odd, cause i've never seen any files in the user folder of any browser not backup before. thanks again.

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