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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2023 4:17 am    Post subject: Compare source and destination; delete source if the same Reply with quote

Hi,
I've just downloaded and installed ViceVersa. Never heard of it until about an hour ago.
I have a unique case. I wish for ViceVersa to compare the source and destination; if the source is the same then delete source file and carry on to the next file.
This is to clear out my backup drive but insuring any files that might have been deleted on the destination can be restored from the backup drive. Then the source can be destroyed by a drill press.
Does anyone know if ViceVersa can handle such a task?
Thanks,
Terry
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2023 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi if you compare Source and Target , then in the comparison window equal files are marked with a green tick and you can select them and delete them from source.... I would use CRC comparison to make sure file contents is identical.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2023 3:41 am    Post subject: Compare source and destination; delete source if the same Reply with quote

I was hoping this could be automated as I have over 20 hard drives to move/delelte data from. Ticking a box is nearly as manual as Robocopy then delete anything left over.
I just removed the software. But if, someone can offer an automated task with ViceVersa I'll try it again. I would buy a license if it worked.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2023 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is actually a way if you select as execution method
Replication (Update) with Move to Target option.
Then a file that is already on target is removed from source.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2023 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you referencing the newest verion that can be downloaded on 3/2/2023? I don't see a Move to Target option. Here are the Action choices in the version that I just downloaded and installed.
Execution Method:
Sychronization
Backup (Mirror Source to Target)
Replication (Augment Target)
Replication (Refresh Target)
Replication (Update Target)
Consolidation

I've searched everywhere and don't see the word remove or delete.[/img]
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2023 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more thing. What I'm looking for is an automated way of comparing source and target. If files are the same then deletes those files and move the rest.
I don't want to move 40TB of data when only 5TB is missing from the target. That should be deleted and move whatever is missing. That way when I look at the hard drive a day later there should be nothing left and the drive can be destroyed.
I'm beginning to believe there's no software available that can do this and I'm going to have to write a program that does this.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2023 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the latest ViceVersa PRO version 5, select Replication (Update) in the profile settings and then the "move" option. Files will be moved from source to target and if they are matching and already on target they will be deleted from source. This method can be run automatically and scheduled.
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