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Can SyncBack delete folders from destination which have been ignored since the last backup?

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cagross
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Can SyncBack delete folders from destination which have been ignored since the last backup?

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Hello. I created a backup profile and ran it without issue--several files and folders were copied from source to destination. After, I edited that profile to ignore a certain folder. When I ran the profile again, that folder was indeed ignored. But the folder still exists on my desitnation. Is there a way to tell SyncBack to delete ignored files/folders are still present on destination? Or do I have to delete the entire backup on destination and re-run the profile?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Can SyncBack delete folders from destination which have been ignored since the last backup?

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I would just manually delete the one folder on the destination.
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Re: Can SyncBack delete folders from destination which have been ignored since the last backup?

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OK sorry, I simplified my situation a bit just to illustrate the issue. In my case, after taking an initial backup, I configured the profile to ignore several files/folders. Manually finding/deleting them in the destination will be a bit tedious. It would be nice if I could instruct SyncBack to do that when running the next profile--is that possible?

If not, it's not a deal breaker for me. As a fallback, I guess I can delete the entire backup in destination and re-run the profile. That will take several hours to run, as opposed to several minutes. But I'm prepared to do that if need be.
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Re: Can SyncBack delete folders from destination which have been ignored since the last backup?

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Nope.
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Re: Can SyncBack delete folders from destination which have been ignored since the last backup?

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OK then, no worries. I can move forward with my fallback solution. Thanks for the info.

Are you part of the SyncBack develpment team? You seem to be quite active and knowledgeable in these forums. I appreciate the help.

Do you know if it's possible to submit feature requests? If so, I might do that for this particular feature.
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Re: Can SyncBack delete folders from destination which have been ignored since the last backup?

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I'm just a user with some time to help.

You can submit feature requests right here in a new thread. Usually SWAPNA who is a developer will forward to the appropriate department.
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