SyncToy Echo Bug

Discussion in 'Windows XP Photos' started by NZSchoolTech, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. NZSchoolTech

    NZSchoolTech Guest

    We are testing out Synctoy with laptop users who are backing their
    stuff up to a network server. The server applies a quota to each user's
    directory on the server.

    We set up three folder pairs for Outlook, Desktop and Documents based
    on the left hand side being their laptop and the right hand side being
    a folder in their network home directory. On each folder pair SyncToy
    is set to Echo, all subfolders, not to check file content, run all and
    put overwritten or deleted files in the recycle bin.

    Everything seemed to be fine until I was setting one guy up, I did a
    run all and it reported a whole lot of files in red in the summary. I
    didn't look too closely but now I see that red apparently means an
    error while copying the file.

    While I was working on the server I noticed this user only has a 100 MB
    quota and they are using only 92 MB. The amount of data actually stored
    in their three folders mentioned above is 1.2 GB.

    Evidently SyncToy was unable to complete its operation because the
    server denied quota to the next file which was more than 8MB in size
    and the operation was aborted.

    I reset the user's quota to 2 GB but Synctoy did not copy the missed
    files on its next run since it apparently doesn't use whether the file
    exists on the target as a criteria for copying it.

    The way I'm reading it is that the Echo is just like a mirror. For this
    application to be any use it must be able to deal with this situation
    where the target drive could become full, and the file is not able to
    be copied from the source. Seems it has already marked the source file
    as "not new" even though it could not copy it to the target.
    NZSchoolTech, Jan 23, 2007
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