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Toucan 3.1.7 seems to remove directories unexpectedly

Submitted by tbuehlmann on November 2, 2019 - 5:19am

I have been using sync for years to copy data off my computer onto an external drive. This worked fine and would copy files over if they were new ore more recently modified at the source (and not change the target in any other way.)

With the update to Toucan 3.1.7 I have a lot of messages indicating my target directories had been removed (which as per help should just not happen in synch mode.)

True bi-directional sync in Equalise, deleting files that were deleted after last sync

Submitted by M4v3r1ck on January 29, 2019 - 1:31pm

I've dug around in the forums, and this has been a "planned change", as far back as V2.1 beta, but apparently it still hasn't been implemented. It's the only issue I have with using it as "sync" software. Using the Equalize option, if I have folders S and D, with files A and B (in any combination) and then sync, both S and D will have both A and B. Great. HOWEVER, if I delete A from either S or D, then sync again, A is put back in the folder from which it was deleted. How can I make that NOT happen? I want to retain all other behavior of the "Equalise" function.

Skip compressing already compressed files

Submitted by eltaho on January 15, 2019 - 7:07am

Hi guys. Is there any possibility to skip compressing already compressed files and just add them to the archive.

For example, I backup a drive that also contains already compressed files/installation files. In my opinion it's time/resource consuming to compress the files that is already been compressed. I want to mask to skip only compressing *.zip files but still add them to the backup file.

Thanks in advance.

Toucan 3.1.6 released

Submitted by alt on September 2, 2018 - 11:55am

I've just posted the 3.1.6 on GitHub for those who want to jump onto the new version right away.

There is a couple of bugfixes, 7-Zip version update and "Do Not Log Skipped Files" option for Sync (as requested on the forum earlier) in the box. I'll give it a week and change the status to "Release".

Running full backup aborts with System Error

Submitted by veverl on June 19, 2018 - 1:02am


I would like to use Toucan 3.1 in the office and yesterday I wanted to create a full backup (about 30 GByte data in a file structure on Windows 10. My aim is first to make a full backup and then to make differential backups.

Every time during the compressing process Toucan aborts with a System Error. I habe attached a log file. The last file that is mentioned in the log immediately at the system error is not currpted. I have checked it.

My question: A simple bug or do I have to obey any restrictions (e .g. supported file types)?

Best regards veverl

Toucan from USB drive

Submitted by Liazard on May 2, 2018 - 9:05pm

I've installed Toucan on a 1 TB portable USB drive. It works great on my Windows 10 home computer but when I try to synch files with my work computer I get the following message:

*** Caught unhandled unknown exception; terminating

And that's it. Is it not possible to synch files on my work computer? Yes, there are company restrictions, for example we are not allowed to install software without IT intervention, which is why I have it installed on a USB drive rather than on the computer.