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Feature request: batch process source file reads

Posted: 16 Jan 2010, 07:30
by jim5055
I have a 300GByte NAS store that contains lots of individual files - photo and the like. I have to date run rync in the NAS server to a USB Drive attached to the NAS server and if the images are up to date it takes approx 30 minutes to do a file compare.

The problem with this solution is that I cannot copy 300Gbyte using rsync without USB drive lockup. Once I have an image created, rsync is ok as the amount of data to be copied is always less than a giga byte or so ie the initial image creation is a pain.

So now I want a replacement backup system - I have had AllSync unused for some time now so time to start using it.

The problem

This 300GB NAS store is accessed as a drive mapping in windows XP where I am running AllSync Pro.

I use AllSync to image this data store to a USB drive attached to the XP machine.

If the images are up to date (tkaes 2 days to create the initial image) it still takes 9 to 10 hours to check - ie no file copies just checking file dates / times / size etc. AllSync appears to do this check file by file.

Feature request

Is there some way to read a bunch of such source file data in a batch then do a faster compare to the destination drive?

Obviously there will have to be some caveats like this action assumes no file activity on the source for this batch compare time.

Re: Feature request: batch process source file reads

Posted: 18 Jan 2010, 17:13
by Administrator
Which AllSync version do you use?

Please create a copy preview of your profile and after process the copy preview. This should be run much faster if your network connection is too slow.

Posted: 18 Jan 2010, 17:35
by jim5055
Thanks for the hint.

re version: I recently upgraded to the latest version.

I had wanted to run in scheduled mode and I suspect that preview mode will not work there?

Posted: 18 Jan 2010, 18:03
by Administrator
The copy preview is not available at the scheduler. You can start and process the copy preview automatically with the command-line parameter -ra. Maybe you want to start this copy action via the windows task scheduler.

Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 06:45
by jim5055
Yes this command line option is faster but it leaves the GUI open and any following scheduled command line calls will not do anything with an open GUI. The -h option runs the copy in the background but a) does not seem to be a valid option with -ra and b) I am not sure if it will do the preview or just do a slow one for one compare - testing now.

Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 16:28
by Administrator
Please use the the additional command line parameter -X6 to close the app after the copy action. Please check the AllSync help file for more information about all available command line parameters.

Posted: 01 Feb 2010, 04:43
by jim5055
Ah thank you , I was looking for such a close option in the profiles . .