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Copy from different folders

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Copy from different folders

Post by gtsolid »

i'm new and i'm trying to configure a mirror backup.
in source folder i have a lot of .pdf in different folders, in destination folder i have some .pdf, no folders.
i wish to take from source updated pdf and substitute them in the destination (matching names), without modifying any other files.
how can i do it?
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Re: Copy from different folders

Post by Swapna »


By default, SyncBackFree in each run scans the Source and Destination locations to detect the file differences (using Last Modification date/time stamps, size etc.), and copies only new or changed files from Source to Destination without overwriting unchanged files.

Please refer to this link for more details: ... nged-files

However, SyncBack compares the files/folders on your Source with the same file/folder structure on your Destination.

For example: If you have configured your Source path as “C:\MyPrimaryData\” and Destination as “D:\MyBackupData\”, then SyncBack will compare the file “C:\MyPrimaryData\folder1\file1.pdf” with “D:\MyBackupData\folder1\file1.pdf”, but it does not compare “C:\MyPrimaryData\folder1\file1.pdf” with “D:\MyBackupData\file1.pdf”.

If SyncBackFree can’t locate file1 in “D:\MyBackupData\folder1\” (or it finds, but it detects the Source and Destination files are different) then it copies file1 from C:\MyPrimaryData\folder1\ to D:\MyBackupData\folder1.

Thank you.
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