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by Plerry
05 Sep 2018, 14:37
Forum: Help
Topic: Renaming Folders Causes All Contents to be Re-Copied
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Renaming Folders Causes All Contents to be Re-Copied

FFS detects moved files by setting up (and maintaining) a database of all the files in your left- and right-location. The first time FFS runs a mirror-sync with "Detect moved files" enabled (or runs a two-way sync, which always uses the database), the database is not there/filled yet, so it can not ...
by Plerry
03 Sep 2018, 10:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: request:versioning file path
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: request:versioning file path

I suppose your Version1 is your own way of managing versions in your projects. The most common use of FFS is to have a source-location, e.g. C:/BLABLA/Project that is synced to a mirror-location e.g. domain.sharefolder/BLABLA/Project and use Versioning in the time-stamp [File] format in a versioning...
by Plerry
03 Sep 2018, 06:55
Forum: Help
Topic: Cannot set sync log location
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Cannot set sync log location

Please search before posting: see here.
by Plerry
03 Sep 2018, 06:47
Forum: Help
Topic: Backup folders to 2 different external HD
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Backup folders to 2 different external HD

Simply create two separate, but apart from the destination location, identical FFS sync jobs and run the one matching the specific USB drive.
by Plerry
30 Aug 2018, 06:40
Forum: Help
Topic: Renaming Folders Causes All Contents to be Re-Copied
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Renaming Folders Causes All Contents to be Re-Copied

Did you try tick-marking "Detect moved files" in your Sync-settings (F8)?
by Plerry
29 Aug 2018, 11:48
Forum: Help
Topic: Mirror files taking up too much space
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Mirror files taking up too much space

Even if disks have the same size (as you stated), and are formatted in the same way (e.g both NTFS, which you do not mention) the "Allocation unit size" (Bytes Per Cluster) might differ, depending on the formatting settings. Files always occupy an integer amount of Clusters. If you have a Cluster-si...
by Plerry
28 Aug 2018, 14:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why the change in logs folder settings with 10.3?
Replies: 34
Views: 3335

Re: Why the change in logs folder settings with 10.3?

@GordonFFS:
There was no need to copy/paste your earlier message.
I pointed you here because, as you could have read above, the issue will be resolved in V10.4, which you can verify with a Beta release of V10.4.
For your problem: simply keep using V10.2 until V10.4 is released.
by Plerry
26 Aug 2018, 15:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: request:versioning file path
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: request:versioning file path

My 10 cents:
This might work for Mirror or Update syncs, but can/will not work for Two-way or Custom syncs.
You would then have identically names different versions scattered around your sync locations.
What is wrong with the present versioning options?
by Plerry
26 Aug 2018, 15:19
Forum: Help
Topic: Sync Errors
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Sync Errors

Apparently in your Synchronization settings (F8) you have set your Delete Files method to Recycle-bin.
Simply change that into Permanent and your warning should be gone.
Obviously, alternatively you might choose to go for Versioning.
by Plerry
26 Aug 2018, 15:11
Forum: Help
Topic: Question regarding limiting versions
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: Question regarding limiting versions

… the only difference that I see is that all filenames would then contain a timestamp (which they don't when Replace is selected,) When using the Time-stamp [File] Naming Convention, the most recent previous version does not have/get a time-stamp. Only if a more recent previous version is added to ...
by Plerry
24 Aug 2018, 06:52
Forum: Help
Topic: Question regarding limiting versions
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: Question regarding limiting versions

@Mobius: I understand the logic behind your suggestion. If Zenju would not see ground and/or opportunity to implement this, but your use-case requires it, you can presently already achieve the same by * selecting the Naming Convention Time-stamp [File] (instead of Replace) * tick-mark the Last x day...
by Plerry
22 Aug 2018, 09:23
Forum: Help
Topic: Syncing to folder with different credentials
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Syncing to folder with different credentials

You don't mention your OS. I will assume Windows. The first time you (try to) connect to an SMB network resource by default Windows tries to connect using its present Windows-user credentials. If that user is not known (at the network resource), Windows will connect as the "guest" user in the networ...
by Plerry
22 Aug 2018, 08:51
Forum: Help
Topic: Sync went wrong direction
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Sync went wrong direction

Did you look at the compare results prior to running the actual sync?
If so, were the actions consistent with the action indicators in the compare results?
by Plerry
21 Aug 2018, 06:37
Forum: Help
Topic: Different files with the same name
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Different files with the same name

That is exactly why you have the choice to define what should happen
in case (different) files exist on the left- and right-side.
by Plerry
13 Aug 2018, 07:02
Forum: Help
Topic: Folder pairs: sort alphabetically
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Sort alphabetically

It is uncommon that there is a need for a very large amount of left-right pairs. You might consider to use one or a few left-right pairs one or two levels higher in the folder-tree and use the (local) Include filter to define the (sub)folders to be included in the sync. Generally, this keeps thing m...
by Plerry
12 Aug 2018, 16:19
Forum: Help
Topic: FTP SSL/TLS
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: FTP SSL/TLS

Defining your left or right base folder location as ftp://[URL of ftp-location] or sftp://[URL of sftp-location] should do the trick.
by Plerry
12 Aug 2018, 16:01
Forum: Help
Topic: Folder pairs: sort alphabetically
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Sort alphabetically

OK, rephrasing your question, it seems you have multiple left-right folder pairs and want to re-arrange their sequence. This can (presently) not be done by sorting. However, what you can do for your left-right pairs is to re-arrange their sequence by moving individual left-right pairs up or down. Th...
by Plerry
11 Aug 2018, 14:58
Forum: Help
Topic: Cannot delete in target
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Cannot delete in target

Looking at the error description, it seems you have instructed FFS to use the Recycle-bin (Papierkorb-Ordner) for deleting files in your "Delete files" setting (see here).
And your NAS does not support/have a Recycle-bin.
Try using another "Delete files" setting (Permanent or Versioning)
by Plerry
11 Aug 2018, 14:40
Forum: Help
Topic: Folder pairs: sort alphabetically
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Sort alphabetically

By right clicking in the header of the left or right compare result window, you can choose what to show, and then sort on that item by left clicking in the header of that field.
Probably you want to show "Item name" instead of "Relative path" and then sort on that field.
by Plerry
09 Aug 2018, 08:30
Forum: Help
Topic: Absence of MFMT on FTP server
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Absence of MFMT on FTP server

The (FTP) server reports it does not support MFMT. This means (see e.g. here ) that the FTP server does not support saving the file with a specific date/time setting (equal to the source file), but always uses the time of saving the file on the FTP server as the date/time setting. When now running t...
by Plerry
08 Aug 2018, 13:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running FFS without admin privileges
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Running FFS without admin privileges

It is always possible to run FFS as a standard user or with admin privileges, irrespective of the FFS edition (standard or donation) being used (at least up to version 10.2 ...). Only certain features, e.g. Volume Shadow Copy require FFS to be run with admin privileges. But again, this is independen...
by Plerry
07 Aug 2018, 08:45
Forum: Help
Topic: Renamed folder sync without copying files again?
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Renamed folder sync without copying files again?

As described in the cited manual section, in order to detect moved files FFS needs to create and maintain database-files (sync.ffs_db) in both the left and right location. The user under which credentials FFS connects respectively to your left- and right base location must have write access in both ...
by Plerry
07 Aug 2018, 08:27
Forum: Help
Topic: Filter Exclude *.txt only in basedir ...
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Filter Exclude *.txt only in basedir ...

If you define a single FFS job having two (here identical) left-right folder pairs (as per the above example), the sync is just a single instance of FFS. If you would define it as two separate FFS jobs these would be two separate instances of FFS. If you have overlap in your left-right pairs and wou...
by Plerry
06 Aug 2018, 07:13
Forum: Help
Topic: Filter Exclude *.txt only in basedir ...
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Filter Exclude *.txt only in basedir ...

... i expected: - only in rootdir \*.txt doesn’t work ! doesn't sync *.txt in root AND subdir … ...Whats going wrong? In the definition \*.txt, the * can also stand for *\*, which then makes it identical to your \*\*.txt in your next line and behaves accordingly. There is no simple direct way to ex...