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Backup files added/modified since last Syncback run

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hartlenb
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Backup files added/modified since last Syncback run

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Is there any way to backup files from the source based on the date & time they were added or modified? I'd like to ONLY backup photos from OneDrive that are new or modified since the last run of Syncback Pro.

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Re: Backup files added/modified since last Syncback run

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Hi,

You can configure SyncBackPro to ignore files based on their Last modification (or creation) date/time stamps and copy the remaining files to destination.

You can configure the option:
Ignore files that [have/have not]
been modified and/or created [within the last] XX [seconds/minutes/hours/days/weeks/months/years] OR [since] [calendar date][calendar time]

under:

Modify Profile > Expert Mode > Compare Options > Date & Time settings page

By tweaking the settings [have/have not] in combination with [within the last/since], you would be able to set conditions to ignore (or only look for) files that were (or not) modified within a certain date range, e.g. within the last x days, or since January 1st 2004 (example).

I suggest reading the Help file for more details. With Compare Options settings page opened, press F1 to open the contextual Help file for more details.

You can setup the condition based on the Last Modified and/or Creation date properties of the file and exclude/ignore files that are not required. If both modification and creation date are turned on, then a file will be ignored if either condition is satisfied. Bear in mind files can have different Creation and Last Modified date stamps.

Finally, you can perform Simulated Runs and check the Differences window closely and modify the configuration to suit your requirement.

Thank you
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Re: Backup files added/modified since last Syncback run

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Thanks Swapna. Is there a way that I can check for files created since the last successful log runtime?

I think the variables %STARTTIME2% and %PROFILEFAILED% would let me determine the condition I want so I could save the last successful run, but I don't see that Syncback supports any kind of logic. I thinking of something simple like:
  • After every run set the date of the last successful run into a variable: If %PROFILEFAILED% = 0 then CheckDateValue = %STARTTIME2%
  • During every run set compare option as: Ignore files that have not been created since CheckDateValue
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Re: Backup files added/modified since last Syncback run

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Hi,

Sorry not supported.

Thank you
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