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by DahlgrenS
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed
Replies: 15
Views: 6214

Re: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed

Regarding bug #2, this appears to be another case where Softland considers it to be "by design" rather than a bug. But none of the documentation says deleted files will be removed from the backup only when at least one source file has been added or changed, and it's contrary to users' expe...
by DahlgrenS
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed
Replies: 15
Views: 6214

Re: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed

Thank you for adding this to the Wishlist. I hope the way you implement it will also protect the backup from failures of the source drive that occur after the mirror job has started. In other words, don't simply check for drive availability at the beginning of the job; check again for every file tha...
by DahlgrenS
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed
Replies: 15
Views: 6214

Re: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed

As noted above where I edited an earlier post, the workaround I had proposed there has a problem. (The proposed workaround was to create a "twin" mirror job that's identical except it enables "Removed excluded and deleted files from backup" and only run this risky job occasionall...
by DahlgrenS
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed
Replies: 15
Views: 6214

Re: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed

I tested two more of Softland's claims about the "Remove excluded and deleted files..." option. I agree with them it's disabled by default when I create a new mirror backup job. However, when I enable it, FBackup does NOT ask me if I am certain (nor display any warning).
by DahlgrenS
Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed

I have continued this topic in the General forum, using the same Subject. See you there!
by DahlgrenS
Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed
Replies: 15
Views: 6214

Re: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed

I didn't say the "Remove excluded and deleted files..." option is enabled by default. I said that if a new option "Delete backup if source drive is unavailable" is added to FBackup, then the new option should not be enabled by default. Where in the Help file does it explain the r...
by DahlgrenS
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed
Replies: 15
Views: 6214

UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed

Yesterday I started a topic with the same subject in the Troubleshooting forum. Softland has acknowledged there that FBackup was intentionally designed to delete the backup files if the source drive is not accessible when running a Mirror backup. In other words, if the drive containing your source f...
by DahlgrenS
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed

Softland replied: "This is how FBackup was designed to work. It considered the missing drive was a drive you wanted to remove..." [snip] That was a terrible design decision. No one should ever assume a missing drive was intentionally removed by the user, because a drive also becomes missin...
by DahlgrenS
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

UGH! Mirror backup deletes backup if source drive failed

The log for my nightly FBackup "mirror backup" job reported a warning that the drive with the source files was unavailable. I discovered that if the source drive is unavailable during a mirror job, then FBackup will delete all of the previously backed up files from the destination drive! T...
by DahlgrenS
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How does FBackup decide whether a file has changed?
Replies: 4
Views: 4310

<p>I have some follow-up questions about Mirror backups, prompted by the answers provided in Admin's post above.</p> <p>1. If a source file's "read-only" or "archived" or "hidden" or "system" attribute bit has changed but its "date modified" and "date created" have not changed, does FBackup overwrit...

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