Support for detection of moved source files

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galaga
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Support for detection of moved source files

Postby galaga » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:23 am

Like topic says. I was testing this with Mirror mode, and following setup;
folder_main
-folder_a
--small_file.txt
-folder_b
--large_file.zip (4gb)

I made a backup job, and added folder_main to backup job and run it. Afterwards I moved large_file.zip to folder_a. When I run the job again / or check explore view, it shows this move operation, but doesn't detect that source file has been moved, instead it makes backup again, I see this happen as backup takes same amount of time (couple of minutes).

Is there a support for detection of moved source files?

I didn't find anything in forums or with Google. Since there is a catalog built I thought this feature would exist. I usually have large PSD files, and other files - I might rename folder or move it or files to other folder, but nothing else changes. It would be very much faster to only move files in target folder compared to copying all files again. I know some syncing software do this.

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Re: Support for detection of moved source files

Postby Support » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:18 am

Hi,

Backup4all does not detect the files you move, they are considered new files.

Backup4all is not synch application, but a backup one.

Venryx
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Re: Support for detection of moved source files

Postby Venryx » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:09 pm

This would be a nice feature to have, speeding up mirror operations. It's understandable if it's too much work to implement, but it would certainly be helpful, since I like to reorganize my folders from time to time. (and at the moment this increases the backup-time by quite a lot)

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Re: Support for detection of moved source files

Postby Support » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:49 pm

Hi,

We added your request to our Wishlist.


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