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List of File Synchronization, Backup and Replication Methods Supported by ViceVersa

ViceVersa supports the following Synchronization, Backup and Replication methods:

Synchronization (Bidirectional) - ViceVersa PRO only
This method performs a two-way file synchronization between Source and Target. New and updated files are copied both ways. Renames and deletes on either side are repeated on the other. Details:
* All new files/ folders added to Source (single files) are copied to Target
* All new files/folders added to Target (single files) are copied to Source
* All deleted files/folders in Source are deleted from Target
* All deleted files/folders in Target are deleted from Source
* All updated files in Source (newer) are copied over older files in Target
* All updated files in Target (newer) are copied over older files in Source
N.B.: If a file changes both in Source and in Target, the file is in conflict. Conflict files need to be reconciled manually.

Backup (Mirror Source to Target)
This method will backup Source to Target by creating a mirror/replica of the Source to the Target. New and updated files are copied from Source to Target. Renames and deletes from the Source are repeated to the Target. Details:
* All new files/folders added to Source (single files) are copied to Target
* All deleted files/folders in Source are deleted from Target
* All updated files in Source (newer) are copied to Target
NB: If you wish to preserve the old version of files in Target instead of just deleting/overwriting them, enable the archiving feature.

Replication (Augment)
* All new files/folders added to Source (single files) are copied to Target

Replication (Refresh)  
* All updated files in Source (newer) are copied to Target (older)

Replication (Update)
* All new files/folders added to Source (single files) are copied to Target
* All updated files in Source (newer) are copied to Target (older)
N.B.: Files deleted in Source are NOT deleted from Target. This is different from the Backup method.

Consolidation
This method performs consolidation between Source and Target. This method does not keep track of file conflicts or file deletions.
* All new files/ folders added to Source (single files) are copied to Target
* All new files/folders added to Target (single files) are copied to Source
* All deleted files/folders in Source are copied back from Target
* All deleted files/folders in Target are copied back from Source
* All updated files in Source (newer) are copied over older files in Target
* All updated files in Target (newer) are copied over older files in Source



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Norman -  12-Dec-06
What happened to the old "Prune" in the target directory. I want to get rid of all the old files in the target that no longer exist in the source.

I don't see how to do this
TGRMN Software -  12-Dec-06
It is now called 'Backup (Mirror)'
 -  21-Dec-06
In Replication (Augment)it says that: "All new files/folders added to Source (single files) are copied to Target"
Does this means that modified files in source are not copied?

In Replication (Refresh) it says that "All updated files in Source (newer) are copied to Target (older)"
Does this means that a new file in source are not copied?

(Does "All" means "only"?)
TGRMN Software -  21-Dec-06
In "Replication (Augment)" modified files in source are NOT copied to target.

In "Replication (Refresh)" new files in source are NOT copied to target.

"Replication (Update)" does both.

"Backup (Mirror Source to Target)" will also delete from target files that are no longer in source. These files can optionally be moved to the archive folder, instead of being just deleted.
Lisa U -  27-Jan-07
If I use the Mirror Target option AND Disk 0 fails, will Disk 1 be able to be set as the boot drive (with full OS, files etc)?
Thanks
Lisa
TGRMN Software -  31-Jan-07
Disk1 will contain a mirror of all files of Disk0, but it won't be bootable.
Marco -  14-Oct-08
What is the best replication system for this scenario?
I want that a file added or modified in the target is not copied to the source.
Buy all the files added/modified in the source are added to the target.
Tx
TGRMN Software -  15-Oct-08
Use the Replication (Update) method.
Cesar -  16-Oct-08
Will it work for this scenario?
There are two servers with a folder called 'Design'. There are subfolders and files inside. My questions are ... http://www.tgrmn.com/web/forum/viewtopict2402.htm
Jason B. -  23-Sep-14
My computer froze during a large copying task. I was copying 1,000+ files from Drive 1, Folder A (source?) to Drive 2, Folder B (target?). I want to finish getting the uncopied Folder A files copied to Folder B. I want Folder A to remain unchanged. Will ViceVersa do this?

And what if one of the files was half copied when the computer froze? How does that work?
Many thanks, Jason
TGRMN Software -  23-Sep-14
Yes, select the Backup (Mirror Source to Target) method. If a file was not finished copying, it will be copied again next time you run ViceVersa.
Brent -  08-Dec-14
Can ViceVersa handle versioning? In other words, keep a history of changed files for X amount of days?
TGRMN Software -  08-Dec-14
Yes, see "file archiving": http://www.tgrmn.com/web/kb/item22.htm
Jon -  12-Dec-14
I would like to know how best to setup this backup method. ViceVersa is currently setup in a backup mirror mode. I would like to tweak the setup to copy new/modified files and folders from the source to target. I would like to have file and folder deletions sync every hour. This would allow me to go to the target folder and copy back a file or folder that was accidentally deleted from the source folder. This happens sometimes and would cut down on the work load by not having to request a file or folder restore.
TGRMN Software -  13-Dec-14
Setup two profiles. Profile A performs the Backup (mirror) every 12 hours or so. The other profile B performs Replication (Update) every hour between the same sources and targets. In this way target files are only deleted every 12 hours.
Jon -  16-Dec-14
Thanks for the information. This was very helpful. I'm working on updating our setup now.
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