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scragman Absent Member.
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ifolder and backups

My iFolder server is on one large drive (swap, root, home, and data store partitions are all on the same drive). I have a backup image of this drive that is a few weeks old.

If I had to restore ifolder from this image, what would happen when the users reconnected?

Would the clients connect, see that there is data on the cilent machine that isn't on the server and sync it up, or would it go the other way (remove the data from the client to make it match the server)?

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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scragman Absent Member.
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Re: ifolder and backups

scragman;2038433 wrote:
My iFolder server is on one large drive (swap, root, home, and data store partitions are all on the same drive). I have a backup image of this drive that is a few weeks old.

If I had to restore ifolder from this image, what would happen when the users reconnected?

Would the clients connect, see that there is data on the cilent machine that isn't on the server and sync it up, or would it go the other way (remove the data from the client to make it match the server)?

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!


Well, I took the plunge and found out. When we went back to the 2 week old image of the drive, and I resynced my PC and lost everything that I had done since that time. Went back to the current image and got everything back. Lesson learned. Now I guess I'm left to wonder how we're supposed to recover if the server has an existence failure.
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EricVeysey1 Absent Member.
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Re: ifolder and backups

scragman;2038433 wrote:
My iFolder server is on one large drive (swap, root, home, and data store partitions are all on the same drive). I have a backup image of this drive that is a few weeks old.

If I had to restore ifolder from this image, what would happen when the users reconnected?

Would the clients connect, see that there is data on the cilent machine that isn't on the server and sync it up, or would it go the other way (remove the data from the client to make it match the server)?

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!


I've had a server failure and recovered with 1 day and all was well.

Seems to me like if you restore an older copy it would mess things up. I have my iFolder backup set to nightly.

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