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by Plerry
04 Feb 2019, 09:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sync.ffs_db multiple PC's
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: sync.ffs_db multiple PC's

This means that I can safely synchronize another PC with the same server without changing the status of the previous PC? Yes. But obviously, if the sync with the present PC gives rise to change/update the server content, that change/update will migrate to the previous PC when running the next sync ...
by Plerry
04 Feb 2019, 08:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sync.ffs_db multiple PC's
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: sync.ffs_db multiple PC's

FreeFileSync (FFS) will not sync the sync.ffs_db file(s). Conversely, each PC (client or server) involved in a two-way sync (or when you have enabled detecting moved and renamed files) will have its own sync.ffs_db file (after running the first sync). This sync.ffs_db file contains a database with t...
by Plerry
04 Feb 2019, 08:09
Forum: Help
Topic: How to automatically ignore heavy errors.
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: How to automatically ignore heavy errors.

Did you checkmark the Ignore Errors option.
See here.
by Plerry
31 Jan 2019, 16:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAN Sharing
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: LAN Sharing

Simply let each of the 30 client PC's (only) run bi-directional sync's to the main laptop.
The "source" client (whichever client that is) syncs to the main laptop, the other clients then sync from the main laptop.
You can still make your client copies from the main laptop.
by Plerry
30 Jan 2019, 07:31
Forum: Help
Topic: Saving Configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Saving Configuration

Sure you can!
However, most commonly, when "developing" correct sync settings you may want to run a Compare, evaluate the proposed sync actions, and if that seems OK to run an actual Sync and look if also the result is OK.
Normally, only then it makes sense to save the sync setting file for re-use.
by Plerry
28 Jan 2019, 08:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feature request - Embed another FFS job
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Feature request - Embed another FFS job

You can simply make batch/command or shell scripts to sequentially call said FFS jobs.
See e.g. here.
by Plerry
24 Jan 2019, 16:56
Forum: Help
Topic: Two way sync issue
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Two way sync issue

If you need to do a two-way sync (files may change on both sides, path A and path B), then you need the database and you should not delete it. Exactly to notify you if the same file has changed on both sides since the last sync. If files only change in one location (e.g. location A) and need to be s...
by Plerry
24 Jan 2019, 09:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feature Request: Date/Time Dest Folder
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Feature Request: Date/Time Dest Folder

Have you looked into using Macros?
by Plerry
24 Jan 2019, 09:23
Forum: Help
Topic: Synchronization problem
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Synchronization problem

You can define an FFS sync in line with any of the above three options. Once proven OK, you can store the job as *.ffs_batch file. You then let RealTimeSync (RTS) monitor the relevant local folder for changes (not the FTP folder, as FTP does not support folder monitoring, but the changes will occur ...
by Plerry
24 Jan 2019, 09:12
Forum: Help
Topic: Two way sync issue
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Two way sync issue

When running a two-way sync, FFS uses a database to store the status of files and directories, including the file-date at that moment. The error message is clear: "Both sides have changed since last synchronization". As both sides have a changed file date since the last sync was run, FreeFileSync do...
by Plerry
23 Jan 2019, 16:00
Forum: Help
Topic: Synchronization problem
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Synchronization problem

You indicate your local computer is your source and the FTP server your destination. As long as you use a uni-directional (source to destination), and not a bi-directional sync variant, there is no risk of data from the FTP server being copied to your local machine. As there is other data on the FTP...
by Plerry
21 Jan 2019, 10:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does FreeFileSync Able to copy with Long File Names/Long Path names?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Does FreeFileSync Able to copy with Long File Names/Long Path names?

FreeFileSync does not have any limit on file path length.
But your file system might have one.
by Plerry
20 Jan 2019, 16:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security Feature Request
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Security Feature Request

Obviously, if you let others use your computer under your user account, the above will be the case.
Simply create separate accounts for separate users, or let other users use a guest account.
by Plerry
17 Jan 2019, 11:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Email Reports
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Email Reports

You can define an action to be performed upon completion.
This action may be launching a user defined program or a script.
And that program or script can e.g. send an E-mail.
See this forum topic.
by Plerry
16 Jan 2019, 12:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feature Request: Automatic resync after synchronisation
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Feature Request: Automatic resync after synchronisation

This sounds quite specific. Besides, it sound like you are trying "solve" a result of a problem instead of solving the problem itself (by using a connection method/setting able to retain relevant file dates) . Nevertheless, you can easily achieve what you ask by yourself by creating a *.bat or *.cmd...
by Plerry
15 Jan 2019, 08:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Set it to run
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Set it to run

The manual looks exactly like what the Task Scheduler looks like in Windows 10 ... Obviously one starts at the page you show above. If you look at the manual page, you see (in the heading) it shows the critical wizard step for Creating a Basic Task. All previous wizard steps are straight-forward. So...
by Plerry
14 Jan 2019, 13:11
Forum: Help
Topic: New to FFS, Need help with something.
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: New to FFS, Need help with something.

FreeFileSync (FFS) can copy a file to a specified location if no file with the same name exists in that specified location, or overwrite a pre-existing file with the same name if the to-be-copied file is more recent than the pre-existing file. FFS can/does not rename files (while copying). However, ...
by Plerry
14 Jan 2019, 12:46
Forum: Help
Topic: How to continue backup if source files deleted
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: How to continue backup if source files deleted

If all data on your NAS is lost, you have to run a full backup-to-NAS mirror copy anyway. The simplest/quickest is then to run a full copy/paste from your backup to your NAS using e.g. Windows Explorer. You may however also use FFS and define a new, reverse (backup-to-NAS) mirror-sync that you run o...
by Plerry
14 Jan 2019, 12:30
Forum: Help
Topic: Folder synch with large number of files
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Folder synch with large number of files

If you just run a Compare (so no sync yet), what does your Compare window show for the non-copied files?
Are they shown there at all?
by Plerry
14 Jan 2019, 12:25
Forum: Help
Topic: Drives with trash not supported
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Drives with trash not supported

I suppose by Trash you mean the Recycle Bin. Most external- and network-drives do not support a Recycle Bin, or at least not in the same way as Windows does for its internal drive(s). If you set the FFS Delete Files method (in Synchronization settings, F8) to Permanent, you will not get these warnin...
by Plerry
14 Jan 2019, 12:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Set it to run
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Set it to run

by Plerry
14 Jan 2019, 12:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New SELECT VIEW - Permanently Deleted Files
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: New SELECT VIEW - Permanently Deleted Files

Most importantly, it would let the user know that files that he had in a renamed folder, which show up in the Select Views/deleted files button as files that will be deleted, will not be deleted forever on the destination area. How do you envision that? If FreeFileSync (FFS) has been able to detect...
by Plerry
11 Jan 2019, 14:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the difference between "mirror" and "update"?
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: What's the difference between "mirror" and "update"?

See the difference in the Action shown for the different Categories for the different sync variants.
Move your mouse over a Category or corresponding Action to see the tooltip.