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Moving instead of copying - what exactly does this do?

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Moving instead of copying - what exactly does this do?

Post by jmoney »

I have 60gb of files and I reorganized them on my source, putting them in new subfolders, etc. Now SyncBack is saying it has to delete almost 60gb on destination and copy 60gb from source. I thought the option "move the file instead of copying it" would take care of such scenarios where folders change?

Otherwise it appears I'm going to use 60gb of bandwidth simply due to restructuring my folders?
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Re: Moving instead of copying - what exactly does this do?

Post by Swapna »


The reason why SyncBackSE is proposing to delete data from destination and recopy again (in a Mirror profile) is explained here:


Please note that the option “Move the file instead of copying it” under:

Modify > Expert > Decision-Files > ‘What to do if a same file has been changed on Source and Destination’

will move a file from Source to Destination, only if the file exists on both sides and is changed since the last run (i.e in the last modification date/time stamps or sizes). But this option cannot be used to move a file from an old sub-folder on destination to new sub-folder. Please read the help file for more details. With Decision-Files settings page opened, press F1 to open the contextual help.

Thank you.
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