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Date Modified Stuck on Backups

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:58 pm
by ToyWill14
I am using Cobian 11 and have noticed that all of my backups have the same date modified of 12/19/2016. I am creating separated timestamped backups. Is there a reason for this? Is there some setting I can change to correct this? Thanks

Re: Date Modified Stuck on Backups

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:24 pm
by cobian
Do you have Options-Engine-Copy time stamps checked?

Re: Date Modified Stuck on Backups

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:34 pm
by ToyWill14
Yes that is checked.

Re: Date Modified Stuck on Backups

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:47 pm
by cobian
Is the destination NTFS or some more..... exotic system like EXT3 on a NAS or something?

Re: Date Modified Stuck on Backups

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:01 pm
by ToyWill14
Nothing special-it does store the backups on a nas

Re: Date Modified Stuck on Backups

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 11:52 pm
by cobian
That's the problem. A non-NTFS system stores the date in some other format and can have a different structure (attributes, access times, etc...). If the destination is NTFS it will set the date correctly.

Re: Date Modified Stuck on Backups

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 11:55 pm
by cobian
The mail is being send on an own thread. If you are not even getting the "Sending mail..." text, I guess the thread is crashing somewhere before sending the mail. The question is why... What SMTP server are you using? Are you using some parameters on your Subject or Body? Perhaps it's crashing while replacing those parameters,

Re: Date Modified Stuck on Backups

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 9:24 pm
by ToyWill14
Thanks for the quick response!

Re: Date Modified Stuck on Backups

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:21 am
by MariusZZ
cobian wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 11:52 pm
That's the problem. A non-NTFS system stores the date in some other format and can have a different structure (attributes, access times, etc...). If the destination is NTFS it will set the date correctly.
sorry I've tested your soft and another 2 one free limited another full free, so those 2 are more complicated!! Cobian is perfect made and organised, BUT !!! this issue with different type of backup it's a big problem !! I still didn't realise how all Cobian setting working but I can't set-up it for incremental mirror type backup ! I mean after full backup next backup should be only for new file or changed files, and that's how those app working very well !!! :| so what i'm doing wrong why i can't do same in Cobian?!?! :?: Cobian is doing always like full backup no mater what i chose in settings !

Re: Date Modified Stuck on Backups

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:10 pm
by cobian
Things to check:

1) If the source on NTFS?
2) Are you using the archive attribute method?
3) IS the Clear archive attribute on the Advanced tab uncheked?