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Sync Directories

Post by Stealth » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:48 pm

Recently, when I click "Edit / Synchronize Directories", the sync seems to ignore all subdirectories

Basically:
* On the left I have five new directories, and three new files
* On the right, these eight items do not exist.
* My "Directory Compare" options are set to "Compare subdirectories only to determine status"

Oddity:
The standard screen clearly shows eight differences.
When I hit "Synchronize Directories // Preview", it shows the three new files, but completely ignores any subfolders.

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From memory, I'm sure it behaved differently in the past, but don't have an older version I can try against.
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Re: Sync Directories

Post by Stealth » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:58 pm

One more attachment:
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Re: Sync Directories

Post by psguru » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:07 pm

Yes, you are right. This was broken in 9.0.1.6. We'll have it fixed in the next build.
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Re: Sync Directories

Post by Stealth » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:41 pm

Many thanks - In the meantime (depending how quickly you release 9.0.1.7) , is there any way that I can re-download version 9.0.1.5

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Re: Sync Directories

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Re: Sync Directories

Post by psguru » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:20 pm

When you get 9.0.1.5, could you post its screenshot of the preview please?
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Re: Sync Directories

Post by Stealth » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:31 pm

v 9-0-1-5 "preview" screenshot attached.

All other settings are the same.
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Re: Sync Directories

Post by psguru » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:32 pm

Thanks.
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Re: Sync Directories

Post by Stealth » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:05 pm

Sorry to re-visit this - Version 9-0-1-7 doesn't fix this - it has introduced a second related bug.

The "Synchronisation Preview" screen displays the correct information, but the second screen (the actual sync) puts the files in the wrong place.

If you give me a moment, I'll prepare a quick script to re-create the issue.

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Re: Sync Directories

Post by psguru » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:13 pm

No need for a sample, we are already working on the fix.
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Re: Sync Directories

Post by Stealth » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:24 pm

Simple command line test-script

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cd /d "E:\Scratch\ExamDiff Demo"
mkdir Source Source\Dir1 Source\Dir2 Source\Dir3 Destination Destination\Dir2
echo Test > Source\test1.txt | echo test > Source\test2_different.txt | echo test > Source\test3.txt
echo Test > Source\Dir1\dir1_test.txt | echo Test > Source\Dir2\dir2_test.txt | echo Test > Source\Dir3\dir3_test.txt 
echo Test > Destination\Dir2\dir2_test.txt
echo Different > Destination\test2_different.txt
tree /f 
Problems:
  • Even With no "exclude" filter, the files { dir1_test.txt + dir2_test.txt + dir3_test.txt } are placed in the root folder, not in sub-folders
  • The directories { dir1 + dir3 } do not get created
  • The sync-preview (which seems to get things better) does not match the actual sync-task performed
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Re: Sync Directories

Post by psguru » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:20 am

See the fix in build 9.0.1.8.
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Re: Sync Directories

Post by Stealth » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:53 pm

That's solved it - many thanks ...

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