Slowly mirror networked folder

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posternutbag
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Post by posternutbag • 30 Nov 2018, 16:29

Hello,
I have a mapped network drive, let's say W
W has about 600 folders some cascading pretty far down with fairly long names
I would like to mirror it to mapped drive X, which is currently empty. I'd like to do it slowly-- only a few root folders at a time. e.g. where I have
W:\Folder 1\
W:\Folder 2\
W:\Folder 3\
W:\Folder 4\

At my own pace, do Folder 1 and 2 on the first day, 3 and 4 on the second, etc.

I am interested in keeping the folders already copied over mirrored, so that changes on W folders (only ones already copied) are reflected in their respective X folder. I would like to keep W's original folder and file attributes, if that's possible.

Is all that possible with FFS?

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Post by posternutbag • 12 Dec 2018, 14:42

I'm wondering that to

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Post by Plerry • 12 Dec 2018, 16:05

The only way to do it "slowly" is to
  • use multiple left-right folder pairs (W:\Folder1 and X:\Folder1, and W:\Folder2 and X:\Folder2) and every day add a few folders pairs
  • use a single left-right folder pair (W:\ and X:\), add some initial folders to the Include folder (\Folder1\ and \Folder2\) and every day add a few folders to your Include filter.
  • use a single left-right folder pair (W:\ and X:\), add initially almost all folders to the Exclude folder (e.g. only not \Folder1\ and \Folder2\) and every day remove a few folders from your Exclude filter.
However, I fail to see a reason to do it slowly.
Then you can do it simply by defining a single left-right folder pair (W:\ and X:\).
It might take longer to run the first time, but you can even spread this over multiple sessions by interrupting a sync while running. The next time it will redo the compare and effectively continue the sync.
The same single sync can keep matters in sync after completing the initial sync.

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Post by posternutbag • 12 Dec 2018, 16:12

Plerry wrote:
12 Dec 2018, 16:05
However, I fail to see a reason to do it slowly.
Thanks. Yeah, you are probably right. I just didn't want to congest the network with multiple terabytes being moved. I'll just set it to go on a weekend.

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Post by Zenju • 12 Dec 2018, 17:56