[Box Backup] Compare and XLS files.

Scott McNee boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Tue, 15 Nov 2005 07:58:17 +1000

Hi Ben thanks,
		 Downloading the file diff says that there are differences
but the File sizes appear to be the same. I think that you are right =
the changes to office files but not actual changes. These files have not
been modified in a while but they do not get uploaded? Doe the bbackupd
daemon not recognize that as a diff??? I will post back in a week after =
I do
another compare. Thanks aging for your prompt assistance. If it was not =
your prompt response then this group would not be as effective as it is.

Thank you

-----Original Message-----
From: boxbackup-admin@fluffy.co.uk [mailto:boxbackup-admin@fluffy.co.uk] =
Behalf Of Ben Summers
Sent: Monday, 14 November 2005 8:10 PM
To: boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Subject: Re: [Box Backup] Compare and XLS files.

On 14 Nov 2005, at 00:42, <scott@lubetech.com.au> wrote:

> Hello,
> 	I have noticed a strange occurrence when box backup does a "compare=20
> -aq" on a backup store. Consistently the compare generates the
> following
> messages repeatedly.
> Local file '/BACKUPS/OFFSITE/PUBLIC/SERVER/E for 2005.Xls' has
> different
> contents to store file '/BACKUPS-OFFSITE/PUBLIC/SERVER/E for =20
> 2005.Xls'.
> This message is repeated about 60 times for various Microsoft Excel
> files in
> different locations. Is it possible that there is a problem with =20
> the compare
> option that could be causing incorrect checksums to be generated??? =20
> As it is
> very strange that only .xls files are being detected as having =20
> problems
> (conflict with the macro's)????
> Even when there are other files that are present in the same =20
> locations and
> do not suffer from the same problems.
> Any ideas would be appreciated.

Try downloading a file using bbackupquery, and comparing it with diff.

Look at the timestamps. Is it possible that the file hasn't been =20
uploaded to the server yet?

(MS Office tends to make changes to files, even if you only open them =20
and make no changes before closing.)


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