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Differential backup - deleted missing source files

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:46 pm
by Jaggana
Hello,

I'd like to know if it is possible by now, or in a future version, after a full backup, to delete backup files that no longer exists in the source, to synchronized the source and the destination.
I hope you understand, my english is not very good sorry.

Re: Differential backup - deleted missing source files

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:10 pm
by centinel
Advanced options > Check "Mirror task".
Be careful with this option...

Re: Differential backup - deleted missing source files

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:41 pm
by cobian
Yes, Mirror task as indicated above. Be careful with that option. If you by mistake delete a file and want to get it back from the backup, then you won't find it there. Mirror is NOT a backup!

Re: Differential backup - deleted missing source files

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:35 am
by Jaggana
Oh, thank you guys, didn't look at this the first time !

Problem is solved

Re: Differential backup - deleted missing source files

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:49 am
by Schengawegga
Hello,

i´ve got the same problem with checked "mirror task".
I think the problem will happen because i activate the encryption of the files and the filenames.
Besides, the "mirror task" also not working on ftp targets.

I will backup my source to an external harddrive and a ftp-server with the functionality of "mirror task".
Is that possible with cobian backup?

Thanks

Re: Differential backup - deleted missing source files

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:35 pm
by cobian
You are right about the mirror not working on FTP sites. Thr mirror should work on your external drive, though.

Re: Differential backup - deleted missing source files

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:30 pm
by Schengawegga
cobian wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:35 pm
You are right about the mirror not working on FTP sites. Thr mirror should work on your external drive, though.
Thanks for the answer. But the mirror doesn´t work if i encrypt the filenames to at an external drive. Is that also correct or is this a bug?

Re: Differential backup - deleted missing source files

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:41 pm
by cobian
I *think* that is by design. The two files (the original and the created one) are not longer equal, so if you delete the original, there is no equal file to delete at the destination.