Question about deleting and moving files on source drive

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Bexer
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Question about deleting and moving files on source drive

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If I delete files from the source drive that are part of a backup set, are the files also removed from the backup when the job is run? (Ashampoo Backup has this as an option, which I like)

Here's another example:
I have files on my Desktop, and my Desktop folder is part of a backup set. Let's say I move some of those files to my Documents folder, which is part of the same backup set. When I run the job will the files from the Desktop be removed from the backup archive, or will they now appear in both the Desktop and in Documents in the archive?

Thanks!

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Question about deleting and moving files on source drive

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

If you use the Mirror backup type and the "Remove excluded or deleted files" option is selected in Backup Properties->Type, the files deleted from source will be also deleted from destination.
If you use another backup type, the files deleted from source won't be deleted from destination.

As for your example, if you use the Mirror backup type as I said above, the files in destination will be deleted from the old location and will be backed up from the new location.

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