mirror backup doe not delete obselete files on target drive

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vin
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Post by vin »

when mirroring backup, the obselete files which no longer exists on source is not deleted on target hence it is not a true copy of mirror of source. in the log files it identifies and says the files are excluded but does not delete from target to make it a true mirror. cant find option to delete on target. any ideas ?


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Dear Vin,
You cannot remove the deleted files from backup.
You can clear the existing backup and start with a fresh one.

To do that, please open Backup Properties (Ctrl+P)->Advanced page.

Check the "Run program or action" from the "Run action before backup" section.

Press Save and run the backup.


JWvanLohuizen
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Post by JWvanLohuizen »

That's a crock,
A mirrored back up should ALWAYS delete files on the backup copy that no longer exist in the source copy unless specifically requested by the user. Hence mirror.


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
If the user deleted by mistake some source files they will be removed from backup destination too. That way he won't be able to restore other files than the existing source files.


ruudboek
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Post by ruudboek »

I agree with JWvanLohuizen,
a mirror is a mirror, meaning that the destination should reflect the source folder.

The way it works right now will make the destination grow and keep growing in size to infinity, that makes no sense in my opinion.
Would you consider adding at least an option that will make it do deletions too?


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
We added your feature request on our Wishlist. The files deleted from sources will be removed from destination too, if using the Mirror backup type.

I cannot give you an exact date when this feature will be implemented.


jgodfrey
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Post by jgodfrey »

Will the current method *and* the new method both be supported? I actually prefer to not mirror the deletions to the destination.
Jeff


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
I cannot give you exact details. We will think which is the best method to be used.


nicedreams
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Post by nicedreams »

I want these features also.
I agree. A mirror backup is a mirror and should delete file from the backup.
I do also want to see an option to delete files from the backup that are not on the source anymore, but would love to have the option to have it not do this also like it is setup right now.
I like FBackup a lot, but will have to continue using SyncBackPro for now for my own backup purposes just because it does do a true mirror. I'll start using FBackup more once this feature is added.


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
Please note that SyncBakPro is a commercial application. We also recommend you to try Backup4all which has such an option. You can find it if you go to www.backup4all.com


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