req: 'test' option

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Postby MiG » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:00 pm

I had to cancel the verification phase of a large backup job because I had to go away yesterday, but when I got back I found out that fbackup just takes the integrity of the backup for granted (even though it hasn't actually tested everything).

In the past I've also had the odd situation where for some reason there were major discrepancies between my laptop and the backup drive (mirror mode, set to propagate deletions). The simple fix would be to delete the backup location and both index files, but doing a large, several hour backup again just so fbackup runs its tests seems like a bit of overkill.

Would it be possible to include a manual 'test' option in a future version?

i.e. fbackup basically just going through the backup location and comparing them to the source files, and then either validating them or correcting differences.

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Postby Softland » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:41 pm


We added your feature request to our Wishlist. Please note a manual test option is available in Backup4all, our commercial product.

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Postby MiG » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:54 pm

Appreciate it!

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