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Profile with multiple folders selected

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Pastat
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Profile with multiple folders selected

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I have been using SyncBack free for many years and have come to trust it as it has never let me down. I am now evaluating SyncBack Pro as I have a big music database of about 22000 files and folders that I have backed up on external drives and also on Onedrive. I do not use OneDrive to sync files, I just do not trust it, I have been doing it manually.

This is a 430GB folder and I am setting up multiple profiles in order to stagger scheduled backups spread out over several days. In setting up the profile I am showing the source file for all of the data (F:\MusikDB\ClassicsDB\) and then I am using "Choose subdirectories" to select a batch of folders with a total size of say 15GB to make it maneageable. In the Destination file I am selecting Onedrive and also used "Choose subdirectories" to select the corresponding folders on OneDrive making sure that new folders & files will be added to the destination.

Running a Simulation the process is that the program is not just scanning the selected folders but is scanning through the complete databases, both in the source and destination folders. This is a very long process and I am sure this cannot be correct. It is not only scanning the folders but every file in every folder, all 22000 of them when only 56 Folders containing 300 files have been selected.

I must be doing something wrong and would appreciate some help.
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Re: Profile with multiple folders selected

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Hi,

Please un-tick the option "Retrieve a list of all the files and folders then filter (faster in most situations)" under: Modify profile > Expert > Cloud > Advanced settings page, save the settings and run the profile.

Thank you
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Re: Profile with multiple folders selected

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Thanks for the the help Swapna. I ran a quick experiment and it worked.
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Re: Profile with multiple folders selected

Post by Pastat »

Thank You again Swapna!
I spent some time rethinking my data management, set up my profiles, ran them and cannot believe how good SyncBackPro is. It will save many hours managing data especially the OneDrive aspect which I have been managing myself. In my case the OneDrive app has proved not to be reliable (sorry Microsoft) and self-management has proven to be not that reliable either, I found quite a few errors running SyncBackPro. As a long time user of SyncBackFree I now know I should have upgraded to Pro long ago.

Well Done to the 2BrightSparks team, Pro is exceeding my expectations!
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