[Box Backup] I have the fear....

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Sun, 18 Mar 2007 11:33:45 +0000

On 16 Mar 2007, at 16:41, Ben Bennett wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 04:52:51PM +0100, Wolfgang Trexler wrote:
>> For all my Image files (JPG files from Digicam) I run the utility  
>> "jhead
>> -ft" (Sets the file's system time stamp to what is stored in the Exif
>> header.) after I changed an image (for example for red-eye  
>> reduction) to
>> make sure that the timestamp of the file is still the date/time of  
>> the
>> creation of the picture.
>> I suppose that this is a common scenario for image files,
> It seems like a sane thing to do.
>> and think that boxbackup will completely miss the changes of this
>> files, right?
> Unfortunately, I think that is the same scenario, so it will miss the
> change.

If the timestamp on the directory has changed, it will be downloaded  
from the server and everything compared. So if there's a new file  
with a very old timestamp, it will get backed up.

There is a specific test for this scenario in the automated tests.