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walter



Joined: 24 May 2005
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 7:17 pm    Post subject: Prune backup by date Reply with quote

I use a flash drive to synchronize documents on my computer's hard drive. Ultimately, the flash drive becomes filled. Generally I am only interested in workind documents modified in say the last 6 months. Is there any way to use the date filter (or other approach) to both exclude files older than a certain date AND delete them on the target drive should documents exist on the target drive older than the specified period?
Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This can be done manually.

-- Setup a project and exclude all files created or modified after date X. This will leave you with the files you want to delete. In the project source is <blank> (literally type <blank> for source folder) and target is your USB drive.
-- Compare source and target.
-- Select all files in target with ctrl+B.
-- "copy to..." and/or "delete"

Let me know how it goes....
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walter



Joined: 24 May 2005
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 2:59 pm    Post subject: Pruning flash drive Reply with quote

thanks for the information, it was helpful. You might consider this as a future feature. I work between several locations and use my flash drive as a cache of recent work. Even with a large (1Gbyte drive) with docs, powerpoint presentations, image files, pdfs it eventually gets filled. I would find it useful to automatically prune material that exceeded criteria such as date maybe also linked with a trigger on capacity remaining on media.

Thanks again. I have enjoyed and recommended your product.
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KaLEl00



Joined: 04 Feb 2015
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:23 am    Post subject: sultan Reply with quote

Hi,

a little tip that I'd like to share is that when I happen to have to change my drive-mappings, or I have to restore my laptop to other directories, it is really easy to open a VVP project in say ultraedit and do a search/replace on drives/paths and thus cut a lot of "GUI point_and_clicks" out of the process of changing a project.
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