Integrity check

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jayfischer
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Integrity check

Post by jayfischer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:13 pm

I have an 8TB I mirror to and move offsite. I have some files that were backed up a long time ago and would like to make sure they are still "OK".

I saw that the new version 8 has an integrity check...and thought that sounded like what I wanted and upgraded today.

Quick question.... Will integrity check generate the hash on all the current source files and then verify the destination for ALL files on first run?

Thanks!

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Re: Integrity check

Post by jayfischer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:16 pm

I think after playing around a little I answered my own question. It seems that Integrity Check will not work with an existing backup and compare source to destination. Sort of a verify after the fact while creating the database.

Can anyone give any guidance on how best to "start over" besides delete and re-copy. Ugh!!

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Re: Integrity check

Post by Swapna » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:43 am

Hi,

1. Modify Profile > Copy/Delete > Integrity Check > tick the options ‘Enable file integrity recording for destination/right’ and ‘Calculate the file integrity for files that have none’. Save the profile

2. Run the profile to create the Integrity database

3. Select the profile > right click > choose ‘Integrity Check’ from the pop-up menu to check the integrity of destination files

For additional details on Integrity Check and Verification, please read this article:

https://www.2brightsparks.com/resources/articles/data-integrity.html

Thank you.

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Re: Integrity check

Post by jayfischer » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:50 am

Thanks for the response.

Will this method create the hash from the destination only without verification from the source? I want to make sure ALL the current destination files match the current source.

If the process just creates a current hash of the destination and adds that to the DB... I don't know if the current backup is valid or not.

My initial backup did not have verify set. So can I use the "integrity check" as a re-check?

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