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Why aren't files "deleted" while duplicating?


CDreier

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When doing a duplication of my hard drive, I find that my deleted files are NOT deleted on the second hard drive containing the duplication. Files that are changed are changed or added as the case may be - but the files I've deleted are not. It seems that if it's a duplication of the drive, then Retrospect Professional 7.0 would delete files that are no longer present. Am I wrong? Thanks.

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What option do you have it set to do under the Destination? You may have to switch to Advanced mode to see this. Does it say Replace corresponding files or Replacing all contents (or a different option)?. The only option that deletes files from the destination if you delete them from the source would be the Replacing all contents (Replace entire volume). You have to be careful with this option though.

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I have the setting on Replacing Corresponding Files. I certainly don't want to replace ALL of the contents since that takes about 2:30 hours to accomplish with the verification. Why doesn't the Replace corresponding files also delete the files that are no longer in the original duplication?

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Replacing corresponding files will only create new files or overwrite existing files, it won't delete files if they no longer exist on the source. Replace entire volume DOES delete files from the destination if they no longer exist on the source. It won't take another 2.5 hours because identical files are not reduplicated.

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