Synchronize files enhancement

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Zorkoff
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Synchronize files enhancement

#1 Post by Zorkoff » 13.05.2017, 17:22

I use the file synchronization function very often. It is a great way to back-up files and the implementation is very flexible

Some of the folders I am comparing have thousands of files in hundreds of sub-folders. The comparison can take a long time.

Also, when I start the synchronization, there can be many large files (think 50MB files) that have to be copied and this too takes a long time.

My request is to have an option to play a sound to indicate: 1) comparison is done, and 2) synchronization/re-compare is complete.

It would be nice if the user could be able to assign a sound file to be played for each of these events as well.

Thank you, Marek, for your consideration of this request.

aglassofmilk
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Re: Synchronize files enhancement

#2 Post by aglassofmilk » 03.07.2017, 10:59

Same request. All programs I write always play a sound when a task is done. I find that insanely useful.

mjh613
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Re: Synchronize files enhancement

#3 Post by mjh613 » 10.07.2017, 14:27

Synchronization Feature Request: "Matching Folders"

I have been using a file manager called Novatix ExplorerPlus, which has been out of business for some time so their software is no longer supported. ExplorerPlus has one synchronization feature called "Match folders", which I wish FreeCommander had.

Below is description of the Match Folders feature in ExplorerPlus:

"Matching Folders
Do you have two folders that absolutely have to be identical? Easy Synchronizer can duplicate the contents of one folder in another folder. This action will copy any files in the source folder to the target folder, whether it’s newer or older. It will also delete any files on the target folder that are not in the source folder.

CAUTION: The Match operation attempts to make the target identical to the source. That means newer files on the target can be overwritten by older files from the source, and that files on the target may be deleted."
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NOTE:
I find the Match Folders feature essential for me to manage my many tens of thousands of photos stored across a series of hard drives.
This includes Adobe Lightroom side car files that contain information regarding non-destruction edits done in Lightroom.

Half of my hard drives are designated prime storage devices and the other half as backup storage devices.
Using the "Match Folder" feature, I can ensure changes to my prime storage can be made to my backup storage easily.
PS: I also have a RAID 5 NAS for storage, but it is now full, so I have expanded my storage capability using separate external drives which is a cheaper (although less robust) option at the moment.

Zorkoff
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Re: Matching Folders Feature (Mirror)

#4 Post by Zorkoff » 11.07.2017, 12:59

Matching Folders
Do you have two folders that absolutely have to be identical? Easy Synchronizer can duplicate the contents of one folder in another folder. This action will copy any files in the source folder to the target folder, whether it’s newer or older. It will also delete any files on the target folder that are not in the source folder.
This describes the Mirror Backup option of FreeFileSync https://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/

Check it out to see if it meets your needs.

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