Destination has existing files but no b4a catalog

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wcatlan
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Destination has existing files but no b4a catalog

Postby wcatlan » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:28 pm

Hi,

I have an existing set of files on a destination directory that I put there using Windows copy.

I would like to setup a Mirror backup job from the original source directory to the destination directory that already has most of the origin files.

During the first backup, will b4a check the existing destination files to see if they match the origin file, even though there will not yet be a catalog? Or, will b4a simply write to the destination folder, overwriting the existing files?

Thanks,
Bill

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Re: Destination has existing files but no b4a catalog

Postby Support » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:04 pm

Hi,

Backup4all does not scan the destination folder to identify the existing files.
It uses the backup catalog to determine which files were backed up. In this case, Backup4all will copy all files to destination, over the existing ones.


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