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mgraesser
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Canada
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Posted - 04 April 2011 :  06:49:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I run a mirror backup, files which have been deleted from a source folder are not removed from the target folder.

Ahto/Moon Software
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Estonia
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Posted - 04 April 2011 :  09:21:39  Show Profile  Visit Ahto/Moon Software's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello!

You can send your system info and backup set file to support e-mail, perhaps after looking at these we can find what's wrong.

Ahto
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mgraesser
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Canada
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Posted - 05 April 2011 :  01:02:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Ahto.
I believe that I have resolved this problem. When I first created and ran the backup set I defined the type as 'incremental'. Then (as an experiment) I deleted one file and redefined the set type as 'mirror'. When I ran this, it did not remove the deleted file from the target files.

I repeated the procedure, but defined the set type as 'mirror' from the beginning, and it works fine.

Perhaps it should be stated in the User's Manual that the set type must be defined as 'mirror' from the beginning for the delete function to work. I assume a 'mirror' set type can later be changed to 'incremental' to turn off the delete function, but I have not checked this.

Again, these procedural points should be clarified in the Manual.

Otherwise, as a new user, I appreciate the simplicity of the program and the way in which it gives me a transparent level of control.
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Ahto/Moon Software
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Estonia
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Posted - 05 April 2011 :  08:32:48  Show Profile  Visit Ahto/Moon Software's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I guess the situation is more complicated than it looks, that is why I asked for backup set file to see exactly what settings you used. Changing backup type on the fly should work as expected.

Ahto
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