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Does Mirror (in Sync) now copy everything?

Does Mirror (in Sync) now copy everything regardless of any changes in the source folder? Is there no Mirror update? Update does not remove items in the destination that have been removed in the source. Therefore, there is no longer a simple mirror update. This was a valuable important feature that i would like to have seen remain.

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Firstly

I apologise for long delay in replying.

To answer your question everything is not copied in the new mode, if Toucan detects that a file is present in both the source and the destination it scans through and compares them, if them are the same then the source file is not copied. If they are different then the source file is copied. If you require it to check the file modified time then you now need to do two separate operations, Update and then Clean.

I hope that helps!

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Wait a minute

Do you mean only if they are the same but still have different dates?

In other words, only if someone just wants identical files to share the same dates?

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quite sure what you mean here, with the old modes there was an option called Copy (Update) which ran Update and then Clean, both this and Copy (Complete) have been replaced with a single Mirror mode that gives the right files and combines the two separate phases into one. This could produce different results to the old Copy (Update) mode, which as I mentioned can be reproduced with Update followed by Clean. Does that answer your question?

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So please elaborate the different results

Let's take these sitations (X is the source, Y is the target):
1) fileX and fileY have the same date but a different size.
2) fileX and fileY have the same size but a different date.
3) fileX exists but fileY doesn't.
4) fileX doesn't exist but fileY does.

What would happen in:
a) The old method.
b) The new one.

Thanks!

P.S.
Did I cover everthing?

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thanks

Thanks. I was unaware of the new methodology. I see how it works now.

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