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avextraxjp



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:26 am    Post subject: backup Reply with quote

I've selected " backup new and changed files only' on my backup program. Will files that have been deleted be reflected on the backup files the next time I do backup?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It shouldn't back up deleted files, as these are no longer there. It should only backup new files and files that previously existed, but have a modified time stamp newer than the last backup.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so are the deleted files removed from the backup file as well?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably, although this may depend on the software you are using. It is probably best to do a test backup of a small number of files and try deleting some - then update the backup. If you then delete all the files and restore the backup see what you get.
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