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by Plerry
24 Jun 2014, 08:34
Forum: Help
Topic: Won't recognize time stamp
Replies: 14
Views: 1161

Re: Won't recognize time stamp

Alternatively, you might consider to step away from FAT for the drives to be synced.
by Plerry
23 Jun 2014, 07:28
Forum: Help
Topic: Is it possible to backup to 2 different locations
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Is it possible to backup to 2 different locations

If the type of sync is the same (mirror, update or auto/bi-directional) for the two destinations A and B, you should be able to use just a single sync, defining a first, and a second Left/Right pair. The first pair could be (L) source / (R) destination A the second pair (L) source / (R) destination ...
by Plerry
23 Jun 2014, 07:18
Forum: Help
Topic: How Do I Enter A NAS Network Drive Username and Password
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Re: How Do I Enter A NAS Network Drive Username and Password

If the Buffalo NAS uses some sort of web-page based authentication, you are likely out of luck, unless you enter into some serious scripting. If the Buffalo uses the standard SMB/CIFS authentication, and you are running FFS on a Windows machine, you should be able to manage and store the user/passwo...
by Plerry
17 Jun 2014, 06:52
Forum: Help
Topic: Question regarding permissions of source folder
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: Question regarding permissions of source folder

> Where is the hosts file you speak of? The default location of the hosts-file is mentioned in my first reply ... >I'm brand new to FFS and learning. The hosts-file is part of the "local DNS" and is consulted by the operating system when connecting to network resources via FQDN. It has no direct rel...
by Plerry
15 Jun 2014, 20:04
Forum: Help
Topic: Question regarding sync setup and same destination for two different sources
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Question regarding sync setup and same destination for two different sources

Your approach seems to conflict with the essence of a mirror sync. Nevertheless, there are probably multiple ways of ultimately achieving your intent. The most obvious one seems to: add a symbolic link to source_B\Folder_B in source_A\Folder_A, and run just a single FFS mirror sync source_A\Folder_A...
by Plerry
15 Jun 2014, 19:52
Forum: Help
Topic: Will FreeFileSync/RealTimeSync run as a service?
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: Will FreeFileSync/RealTimeSync run as a service?

There is a dedicated section in the help-file on this topic ...
by Plerry
15 Jun 2014, 19:45
Forum: Help
Topic: Question regarding permissions of source folder
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: Question regarding permissions of source folder

> I'm asking to find out if FreeFileSync can use a second set of credentials to access certain folders on the server I'm syncing from? And that was exactly the question I was answering. Simply specify a 2nd L/R folder pair, using a different alias in the hosts file, referring to different credential...
by Plerry
15 Jun 2014, 15:14
Forum: Help
Topic: Question regarding permissions of source folder
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: Question regarding permissions of source folder

The simplest is to run your sync task under a NAS admin account with sufficient rights in all shares involved. If that is not an option ... Given your description, it seems you are running FFS on a Windows machine, as per Windows account Windows does not allow to connect to a specific external resou...
by Plerry
06 Jun 2014, 13:06
Forum: Help
Topic: Mirror...where are the deleted files?
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Mirror...where are the deleted files?

by Plerry
21 May 2014, 10:33
Forum: Help
Topic: The following folders have dependent paths. Be careful when setting up synchronization rules:
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: The following folders have dependent paths. Be careful when setting up synchronization rules:

> Improvements to the wording of this message are welcome.

What about:
"There is a full or partial overlap of the left and right folder.
Be careful when setting up synchronization rules."
by Plerry
09 May 2014, 06:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feature Request: Auto-one way
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Feature Request: Auto-one way

> Why not just set FFS to mirror right-to-left or update instead of two-way

Or first run a two-way sync, that excludes the conflicts,
and then run a mirror sync on the same left-right pair.
by Plerry
18 Mar 2014, 11:23
Forum: Help
Topic: Difference between ffs_gui and ffs_batch
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Difference between ffs_gui and ffs_batch

Opening ffs_gui files opens (surprize, surprize ...) the FFS GUI (Graphical User Interface) with the setting stored in the ffs_gui-file. The compare and sync only start upon user interaction. Opening ffs_batch files runs the compare and sync as specified in the ffs_batch-file in FFS without presenti...
by Plerry
13 Mar 2014, 14:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change database location
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: change database location

@Zenju: Regarding above method 2, two way: Does this mean the sync has to be run twice. The first time to assure that the "master" contains all most recent data, where ever that might originate (at the "master" or at any of the "slaves"), and then the second run to assure all "slaves" contain all mo...
by Plerry
07 Mar 2014, 07:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Debian Wheeze 7.4
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Debian Wheeze 7.4

Forum ethics:
Double-posting is not done ([404, Invalid URL: https://sourceforge.net/p/freefilesync/discussion/help/thread/62be8310/])
by Plerry
03 Mar 2014, 16:03
Forum: Help
Topic: FFS issues: Slow down of source PC & Slow transfer speeds
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Re: FFS issues: Slow down of source PC & Slow transfer speeds

Your error message seems to suggest you do not have the proper rights.
Try running FSS with elevated rights, e.g. as Admin.
by Plerry
26 Feb 2014, 07:43
Forum: Help
Topic: Can't Sync drive to drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Can't Sync drive to drive?

The message seems clear enough: you don't seem to have the proper rights to write "F:\sync.ffs_lock".
Did you try running FFS with Admin rights?
by Plerry
08 Jan 2014, 12:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Many thanks + totally silent mode
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Many thanks + totally silent mode

It seems the best you can do is to make a batch-script that checks the availability
of the server or of the ffs_batch-file, and only if available invokes FFS.
by Plerry
13 Dec 2013, 09:34
Forum: Help
Topic: backup vis-a-vis syncing --not sure where to start
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: backup vis-a-vis syncing --not sure where to start

> From the description this software is supposed to be a backup software. FFS is primarily synchronization software, but might also be used for backup purposes. You can choose from several synchronization methods (Automatic, Mirror or Update). The Automatic method is a bi-directional sync (A<=>B). A...
by Plerry
14 Nov 2013, 11:31
Forum: Help
Topic: Feature to allow or select newer Files automatically if conflict detected
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Feature to allow or select newer Files automatically if conflict detected

Generally spoken: a conflict signals you have a problem! If only one side has changed since the last 2-way sync, there is no conflict, and the newer file will be marked to be copied over to the other side. If you do have a conflict in your 2-way sync, it means that the file at stake has changed at b...
by Plerry
04 Nov 2013, 08:08
Forum: Help
Topic: How do I restore files on a usb stick?
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: How do I restore files on a usb stick?

Once you are at this point ... 1) Don't use any software that would write anything to the stick It might overwrite any data still on your stick and make it unrecoverable. 2) Use any suitable "Undelete" tool that suits your operating system and can handle Fat32. Just do a search for undelete fat32 an...
by Plerry
29 Oct 2013, 12:45
Forum: Help
Topic: Compare timestamps then content
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Compare timestamps then content

If you don't trust your storage media and want to check for consistency, why not simply use option II: Compare by "File content" ? After all: > Option III could be faster than option II when used as a consistency check, but is only faster in the case you do have inconsistencies (on timestamp) . ... ...
by Plerry
20 Oct 2013, 08:52
Forum: Help
Topic: does folder on left need to be put in a folder of the same name
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: does folder on left need to be put in a folder of the same name

> Is there something special one has to do to get a reply? No, but your question is (hmmm, how to phrase ...) kind of ignorant, making people not feel impelled to reply. If you mirror locationA to locationB, after the sync the content of locationB will/should match that of locationA. So, if the movi...
by Plerry
17 Oct 2013, 11:55
Forum: Help
Topic: Compare timestamps then content
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Compare timestamps then content

As can be found in the FFS help file under Comparison Settings, you can choose between I. Compare by "File time and size" II. Compare by "File content" Obviously, option I compares faster than option II. A (presently non-existing) option III, Compare by "File time and then file content", would be ab...
by Plerry
13 Oct 2013, 14:53
Forum: Help
Topic: Source has more files than destination.
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Source has more files than destination.

Did you check your Exclude Filter?
Files that satify the Exclude Filter rules will not be copied over.
That might explain the differences.