The mirror backup function - Is it "2-way" or just "1-way"

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Berwhale
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Post by Berwhale »

hi I'd just like to know whether the mirror backup function is a 2-way or 1-way mirror? Personally I'm looking for a backup function that copies files from source to destination in that direction only and only overwrites older files, leaving redundant files alone. For example a current working folder with current files backing up to an archive with older versions and deleted - but not the reverse (I don't want the deleted versions to pop up back in the current working folder). So, not really a mirror in the real world sense.


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
FBackup is exactly what you need.

FBackup is a onw way backup solution.

Use the Mirror backup type to copy only new and modified files to destination and also remove excluded or deleted files from destination.

Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

Austinpsu
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Post by Austinpsu »

Hello-
I want to use Mirror back, but after the initial back up I want to delete certain files from the source. I'm wondering if I do this will FBackup delete the files from the destination that I deleted from the source? I don't want this to happen.
Thanks for the help!


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
Please open Backup Properties (Ctrl+P)->Mirror page.

Make sure the "Remove excluded or deleted files from backup" option is not checked.

Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

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