get back the previous data

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diver1
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get back the previous data

Post by diver1 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:53 pm

Hello,

I have been using SyncBack free with success for many years. But yesterday I made a huge mistake with the backup.

Usually, the data of my regular laptop are saved on my external drive (one way).
This external drive is only used for back up.
In April, I was forced to use a spare. So, for a few days, I used the spare by working directly on the external drive.
In April 26, when I got back my regular laptop, I changed the regular parameters of syncBack so to get back the data: data from external drive saved on regular laptop.
The issue is that yesterday, I made a new backup so to save the data of my regular computer,... but I forgot to change the parameters. Meaning, I saved again the data of my external drive on my computer.

Consequences : all the files of my regular laptop, which had been modified from April 26, up to now, have been replaced by the old versions dated before April 26. It is horrible ! Many important files are concerned !!

1) How can I get back the recent versions ? Is there any other solutions ?
2) How can I get the list of the files which have been replaced ?

Could you please help me

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Re: get back the previous data

Post by Swapna » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:32 am

Hi,
How can I get back the recent versions? Is there any other solutions?
Sorry, but it’s not possible with SyncBackFree.

To avoid such situations in the future, you can consider using Versioning option supported in SyncBackPro/SE. This feature will create a version of a file before the file (at your Source/Destination) is replaced, deleted or moved and store the version files in a hidden folder within the scope of the profile's Source/Destination path. In case, you want to rollback your source/destination files, then you can easily do so from version files. Refer to this KB article for the step-by-step instructions to do this:

http://support.2brightsparks.com/knowle ... sion-files

In addition, please read the Help file for more details about this option. With Versioning settings page opened, press F1 to open the contextual help.
How can I get the list of the files which have been replaced?
You can refer to the Log file (select the profile from the SyncBack, right click and select View Log) > ‘Copied, deleted, renamed, and changed’ section for the list of files copied during the last run.

Thank you

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Re: get back the previous data

Post by diver1 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:14 am

Thank you Swapna for your detailed answer.

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Re: get back the previous data

Post by Amo » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:40 am

Hello,

The same thing just happened to me. I did a mirror from the external drive to my computer a month ago. Then I used Syncback two days ago, willing to save to the external drive my work in the past month. Unfortunately, I did not change the profile, so that the data on my computer are back to the state of one month ago.

I understand the discussion above is to get back previous versions of a given file. I was wondering if there is anyway to get back deleted files. I tried to use some softwares to do that (including UndeleteOnClick), but it appears that I can only recover data deleted more than a month ago. There is no way to access the data deleted two days ago due to my error using SyncBack.

Thanks

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