## Error message

Filesystem change prohibited. Will not descend into or filepath is a different filesystem. Will not descend from.


## Steps to resolve

This error means that the file is on a different filesystem than the current one.

Sometimes this can mean that the path following the ends in a symlink or a junction point would lead the backup process away from the current path, and thus may result in skipping all over the file structure, which would lead to skipping lots of data.

We don’t follow such links away from the path we’re currently backing up, we systematically traverse the file structure so as to not miss anything.

There’s a setting to change this under Clients > Edit, but it’s prudent to not cross filesystems while doing a backups and to instead list them each explicitly.