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chris7777
12-06-2005, 12:53 AM
when I delete something on the source Hard Drive, will a Smart Update delete the same files from the Sparsed Image?

dnanian
12-06-2005, 10:33 AM
Yes, it will, by definition. Remember: Smart Update is just like erasing the destination, then copying the selected files from the source.

chris7777
12-06-2005, 10:39 AM
oh, so Smart Update has to rewrite EVERYTHING on the source drive, every night (if it is scheduled everynight), and does not just write to the destination disk the files that are new or changed? that doesn't sound so smart. what does the Smart pretain to?

dnanian
12-06-2005, 12:18 PM
No, it doesn't rewrite everything. The effect is the same, but the method used to achieve this result isn't.

As it describes in the User's Guide, we only copy those files that are different, and remove the files that shouldn't be there any more.