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Just Some Dood
04-07-2007, 02:17 AM
I currently use Chrono Sync and I'm considering switching to SD.

Currently, when a backup runs on my machine, if there are files that have
been deleted since the last backup, those files are moved to an Archive
folder on the target volume and they auto purge at an interval I specify.

This has saved by butt quite a few times.

How does SD handle deleted files on the target disk when performing a
backup?

Thanks!

dnanian
04-07-2007, 09:26 AM
It depends entirely on the "during copy" method you choose. Smart Update or Erase, then copy will delete them. Copy newer and Copy different will leave them on the drive, where they were. Of course, this makes things more difficult to restore, and doesn't guarantee a bootable backup.

My suggestion, in general, is to rotate "Smart Update" backups to cover this case. See the Introduction to the User's Guide for more.

Just Some Dood
04-07-2007, 08:10 PM
My suggestion, in general, is to rotate "Smart Update" backups to cover this case. See the Introduction to the User's Guide for more.

Might I suggest in the future that you add this type of functionality to Smart
Update and other modes that would benefit?

For example, deleted files could be moved to an Archived folder in the user's
home directory with a time limit (user definable?) before full deletion.

In the event of a full restore, that Archived folder would be there without
disturbing the process.

dnanian
04-07-2007, 08:47 PM
Thanks for the suggestion!

patgilmour
03-28-2008, 04:20 PM
Might I suggest in the future that you add this type of functionality to Smart
Update and other modes that would benefit?

For example, deleted files could be moved to an Archived folder in the user's
home directory with a time limit (user definable?) before full deletion.

In the event of a full restore, that Archived folder would be there without
disturbing the process.
I'd like to second this. It's a feature already in CCC that I would really like to see in SuperDuper!