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For an Archive job, will Retrospect 8 detect a file that has been both moved and renamed as a duplicate of one already in the archive?


Can it do this based on the MD5 sum, and then store the new name and location in the snapshot without storing the entire file again?

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Unlike backing up, archiving, by default, does not match source and destination. That is, Retrospect does not compare source files to files in the destination Backup Set. Therefore, it is possible that Retrospect will copy files that already exist in the destination Backup Set. In this case, Retrospect is foregoing ultimate efficiency for the sake of archive integrity.


If source-destination matching is enabled, it is done by comparing file name, size and dates.

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