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Feature request: "safe delete" in mirror type profiles

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jlmontero
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Feature request: "safe delete" in mirror type profiles

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Hi!

I use Syncback for many years to "mirror" some local backups to an external FTP, but I must use another backup software to do those first backups because it has something I need, and Syncback can't do.

I always do mirror backups, so if source gets damaged I can recover an exact copy of it... but at the same time I need to be sure that if a file is accidentally deleted from source, mirror job doesn't just delete destination file, but "move" it to somewhere else. In other backup software this feature is called "safe erase": you just set a path, and mirror task moves source deleted files to that path (keeping relative path). I then just need to have a look to that path from time to time, and definitelly delete those correctly deleted files.

Do you think this is something feasible? I would do it inside "Decision - files" section, as a new option in the combo "what to do if a file is on Destination but not in Source"... and let the user set a path to move those "Source deleted" files.

bye!
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Re: Feature request: "safe detele" in mirror type profiles

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I did a typo in subject... Hope some admin can correct it... I can't find an "edit" option...
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Re: Feature request: "safe delete" in mirror type profiles

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Hi,

I corrected the type error in the subject.

Versioning feature in SyncBackPro/SE, creates version of a file before a file on the Destination is replaced, deleted or moved and store the version files in a hidden $SBV$ folder within the scope of the profile's Destination. So if you want to recover deleted files then you can easily restore/rollback your files from version files. Read this article for the procedure to restore/rollback files:
https://www.2brightsparks.com/resources/articles/restore-from-versions.html

I suggest reading the Help file for more details about versioning. With Versioning settings page opened, press F1 to open the contextual help for more details.

If you do not own a copy of SyncBackPro/SE and wish to test it's functions, you are welcome to try our fully functional SyncBack, which we offer a free 30-day evaluation.

https://www.2brightsparks.com/assets/software/SyncBackPro_Setup.exe
https://www.2brightsparks.com/assets/software/SyncBackSE_Setup.exe

If you do decide to purchase, the serial number will convert the 'trial' to the 'registered' version.

Thank you.
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Re: Feature request: "safe delete" in mirror type profiles

Post by jlmontero »

That's a possibility. I'll take a look at it, to see if it suit my needs.

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Feature request: "safe delete" in mirror type profiles

Post by jlmontero »

Good! I managed to do something very similar to that "safe delete" feature with versioning... adding all the power of SyncBack itself.

Thanks a lot again.
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