Register date for all successful syncs

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Post by ffsuser • 01 Feb 2018, 23:56

Linux Mint 18.3 MATE x64; FreeFileSync 9.7

The addition of a pane on the left-hand side of the FreeFileSync window containing notes on the last date of each sync is a welcome addition.

However, it appears that the date for a sync is only updated if files are actually synced between the source and the destination. If a successful comparison is carried out, but the source and destination are deemed identical, then the date is not updated, despite the sync being successful.

I personally consider a sync to be successful whether or not any files were actually transferred as a result of the sync (i.e. whether the source and destination were deemed identical or not), and I wonder if the developers might agree.

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Post by Zenju • 02 Feb 2018, 12:12

ffsuser wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 23:56
despite the sync being successful.
You mean if the sync button is not pressed? Yes, the last sync time is only updated if a synchronization is run to completion, but it doesn't matter if files are actually copied.

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Post by ffsuser • 02 Feb 2018, 17:53

Zenju wrote:
02 Feb 2018, 12:12
ffsuser wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 23:56
despite the sync being successful.
You mean if the sync button is not pressed? Yes, the last sync time is only updated if a synchronization is run to completion, but it doesn't matter if files are actually copied.
Ok, understood. I didn't realise that I would have to press the Synchronize button - if there are no differences between the source and the destination, why should this be necessary?

Would it be possible that if a synchronisation compare finds that the destination matches the source, it auto updates the time of Last Sync?

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Post by Zenju • 03 Feb 2018, 09:28

This seems to make sense. Implemented for the next version!

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Post by ffsuser • 03 Feb 2018, 11:25

That's wonderful. Many thanks for your support on this issue, Zenju, and keep up the great work!