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Propogating Permissions Triggers Full Back-Up


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I have noticed this too. Propagating permissions, when I do it, is usually done just for thoroughness, when a user reports he can't access a single file he needs and it turns out to be a permissions issue. So my workaround for Retrospect is to manually fix the individual file, spot check others in the same directory etc., instead of propagating.

 

If permissions change, I do want Retrospect to record that change, back it up. The problem is that it backs up even cases in which nothing was changed. My guess is that at the OS level the metadata gets a new change timestamp (or whatever) when permissions are propogated regardless of whether anything was actually changed. If that's true there's not much Retrospect can do about it.

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