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kpdesigns
06-18-2012, 12:55 AM
A few days ago I needed to access my backup drive, which I always use smart update for. By accident I think I might have changed a file or two in the backup while I was opening up different files. Since the files on my backup now have a more recent modification date compared to my source, does that mean superduper's smart update will not overwrite those backup files until the same source files have a more recent modification date? Or does superduper overwrite the backup files with my source files due to them being different in some way and the dates are ignored?

dnanian
06-18-2012, 08:53 AM
Smart Update copies files if they're different, so it will overwrite the data as you'd expect.

kpdesigns
06-18-2012, 09:36 AM
So basically, if I change any files in my backup, SD! will automatically overwrite them with my source files during smart update?

dnanian
06-18-2012, 09:41 AM
Yes. As the description of Smart Update says pretty specifically, it makes the changes necessary to make the destination match the selections from the source.