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Sync -> Equalise = ALL my Destination EMPTY folders DELETED :(

Submitted by Ramon0 on March 17, 2013 - 10:04pm

Hi, that has been my problem... I've been looking for information about Toucan and "missing/deleted folders" issues but I only have found old bug reports that should be, supposedly, fixed at this point. So... is there any reason for this to happen? I mean, why Destination empty folders should be deleted during any Syncing process using "Equalise" mode? When, if I understood it well, nothing should be deleted in this case according to the manual...

simultaneous sync and encryption

Submitted by mkaut on March 13, 2013 - 10:09am

I have just found out about Toucan. I see that it can do synchronization and encryption, but can it do both at once. In other words, can I have an encrypted and un-encrypted folder that er being synchronized at given times (both ways)?

In more details: I want to synchronize a folder between several computers, using an online service (in my case, mapped as a drive using webdav). I want to have unencrypted versions on the computers for easy and fast access, but the "syncing medium" should be encrypted. Hope it makes sense..

Error whenever I close Toucan 2.2 (3.1.0)--Windows 8

Submitted by callathings on March 2, 2013 - 11:32pm

I love Toucan. I prefer it over synctoys, freefilesync, and all the others out there.

So when I set it up on my new Windows 8 pro 64bit laptop, I was disappointed to discover that when I close the program, it ALWAYS, without exception, throws an error: "toucan.exe has stopped working". If I click the "Close program" button, it closes fine. All syncs and backups work great, but toucan will not close properly.

This also occurs if I use toucan from the command line.

Has anyone experienced this? Have you found any work arounds?


Toucan 3.1 Sync Hangs Unless I Move My Mouse

Submitted by edwardt42 on February 1, 2013 - 1:17am

As soon as I upgraded Toucan to 3.1, I found that my Sync process (that I've been doing on Toucan for two years) suddenly took almost two hours to complete. After a couple of frustrating days of this, I started watching the progress window (normally, I'd switch to another window and continue working). As I'd move my mouse, the progress would advance. If I quit moving the mouse, it would pause. So, tonight, I started just moving my mouse in circles over the progress window, and the sync completed in less than five minutes! What am I missing here?

Verbose/terse parameters and more than one Toucan job running at once

Submitted by crishog on January 27, 2013 - 4:36am

When I run Toucan 3.1 on the command line verbose parameters such as "--job=" work OK, but I use Win Scheduler to do my overnight jobs and for some reason Toucan will now only accept the terse forms such as "-j"

Toucan starts, throws up a message (but too fast to read it properly) and quits. Using the short forms seems to work.

3.1 Issues and Notes

Submitted by lwc on January 25, 2013 - 7:29am
  1. The minus icon in rules includes/excludes does nothing. I mean the minus icon for specific includes/excludes, not for whole rules.

  2. Outdated documentation. For example, it seems the Rules section refers to the previous version. Should I prefix regex with * or is it not needed anymore now that you can just choose "regex"? Does "Simple" mode support wildcards or must you use regex instead?

Problems with 3.1.0

Submitted by ratcatcher on January 25, 2013 - 5:24am

Have just downloaded and installed 3.1.0 and am running it on a Windows 7 64-bit installation.

When I create and run a full or differential backup job, I get a screen showing "wxWidgets Debug Alert. Unfortunately I can't copy and paste the text from the box but I have a screenshot that I can email or upload.

If I click on "No", the box appears periodically. If I click on "Cancel" it goes away as you'd expect. The backup does complete OK.

During backup the scrolling of the progress window freezes every so often and only continues when the mouse is moved.

VERY LARGE backup to 7Zip - I am crazy?

Submitted by ontheritz on January 7, 2013 - 8:41am

Am I crazy for trying to run a 2.5TB backup to a 7zip file, to a 100mbps nas? Also, a nas that never runs anywhere near that...

Okay actually I just bought a new USB 3.0 enclosure, which should be here by wednesday lol.

But still... even to a USB3 enclosure... am I crazy for thinking that my little ole' laptop will be able to handle a 2.5TB backup to a 7zip file? I've been running to my local drive as a test for almost 20 hours now and its white-ing out at only 35GB.

For these types of very very large backups, should I just be using the sync/mirror?