What do the options mean?

Asked by Martin Fisher

I have started to use YADsync to make one-off copies of my home folder in Kubntu (I look forward to a KDE interface!). Could you please kindly answers these questions?

1) What is the difference between synchronize and save?

2) What, exactly do the option do (.backup, enable delete)?

With thanks!

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Dan (danleweb) said :

1. Save update destination only, restore update source only and synchronize update source and the destination.
Update means only newer files are transferred.

2.1. '.backup': Example: file 'f' exists in source and destination but is newer in source. If you save, the file in destination will be replaced with the one in source. If '.backup' is enabled, the file 'f' from destination will be saved in '<destination>/.backup/<date>' folder. This way it will not be lost.

2.2. 'enable delete': Example: file 'f' exists in destination but not if source. If you save, by default the file on destination will not be removed. If you enable delete, the file will be removed from destination. If '.backup' is enabled it will be saved in '<destination>/.backup/<date>' folder.

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Martin Fisher (yusuf-martin) said :

Dan, most helpful thank you and all undestood. I have now successfully used YADSync to backup my Home folder and then restore following a clean install of Ubuntu.