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Toucan-action stopped by Windows 8.1

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Toucan-action stopped by Windows 8.1

Hi all.
I have been using Toucan for several years now - and it became one of my favorite tools to backup the data-partition to an external drive.
Now I bought a new external HDD and wanted to copy HDD to HDD (though much more data, 2GB) using both USB3.0-ports of my laptop.
The problem is, that the activity of both HDDs stops after a while. Even after changing my energy power-setting to the highest level, checking the settings there regarding HDDs the copy-action is only ongoing, if I keep moving the mouse in the active Toucan-window. Without that, copying stops after a while.
I tried robocopy now and it worked, but I'd prefer the well-arranged Toucan-surface.
So any suggestions what I could try next?

Thanks a lot, helpful_buddy

Last seen: 2 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2013-06-16 16:17
I routinely backup about 2GB

I routinely backup about 2GB of data (compressed, uncompressed is about 4GB) using Toucan from my USB stick to the laprtop's HDD. There is sometimes a situation that looks like what you're describing, i.e. it looks like it has stopped - however it actually goes on. You can test this by using bare 7-zip and trying to zip the data from one of your HDDs to another one, just like you do with Toucan (make sure to pick the same file format and compression level for this to be apples-to-apples) - and you should see 7-zip just taking more time on some of the files, which in Toucan looks like a stall.

Plus there seems to be some potential glitch in Toucan itself, when it's not refreshing the interface in some situations (and moving the mouse in the window seems to help) - but I've never got to debugging this as the community interest level was too low and this doesn't bother me personally (I just start the backup and come back after a while). So just try to wait a little more and it should be ok. I'm using version 3.1.3 (the latest one I've released a year or so ago) - just to make sure we talk about the same one.

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Joined: 2017-08-10 07:11

Your second point is what I experience except when the interface stops, the disk activity also stops. If I leave it working it will keep starting and stopping and makes a 20 minute job last for many hours.

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