Google Drive Mirror Backup Creates Duplicates (when zipping each file)

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brianshmrian
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Google Drive Mirror Backup Creates Duplicates (when zipping each file)

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When I create a mirror backup to Google Drive with the "zip the files" option enabled, every changed file results in a new file being created instead of overwriting the existing file.

For example, I created files test1.txt, test2.txt, and test3.txt, and backed them up to a Google Drive mirror. This resulted in 3 files in Google Drive: test1.txt.zip, test2.txt.zip, and test3.txt.zip. I then modified test2.txt and did another backup. Now the list of files in the Google Drive folder has 2 separate files both named test2.txt.zip - the old one and the new one.

When I don't use the "zip the files" mirror option, the changed files overwrite the existing ones with the same name. Is there a way to get this overwrite behavior when zipping each file?

Thanks for any info!

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Google Drive Mirror Backup Creates Duplicates (when zipping each file)

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

I was able to reproduce the problem here and we will fix it in the next build.
Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

brianshmrian
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Re: Google Drive Mirror Backup Creates Duplicates (when zipping each file)

Post by brianshmrian »

That's great. Thanks!

brianshmrian
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Re: Google Drive Mirror Backup Creates Duplicates (when zipping each file)

Post by brianshmrian »

The problem is fixed in version 9.4.448.

Thanks again!

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