How to stop a running or stalled backup
A backup hangs or stalls.
There is limited bandwidth or a break in connectivity between the device backing up and our service.
The device has been rebooting during a backup.
We also see this issue during initial backups, where a lot of data is uploaded from multiple backup sets.
We recommend new backups are run one at a time until they are complete.
Right-click on our application icon in the bottom right of the screen. The name will be Server or Desktop.
You will see this menu allowing you to stop a running backup.
After halting the backup, click Exit
It might have stalled if the backup doesn’t stop within 5 minutes.
If a backup is stuck on a running process, there is usually a file named running which should be deleted.
See the OS-specific list of locations below.
- Delete the file named running.
- Create a file named stop (no filename extension is required).
After a few minutes, the backup should stop.
Possible File locations:
Windows Server version
Windows desktop version
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