[Box Backup] I have the fear....
Sun, 18 Mar 2007 20:33:42 +0000 (GMT)
On Sun, 18 Mar 2007, Ben Summers wrote:
> 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,
>> > 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
> 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.
I don't think that's what Wolfgang Trexler meant. He's not creating a new
file with an old timestamp, if I understand correctly; he's modifying a
file and then setting its timestamp back to what it was before.
I think he and Ben Bennett are correct that Box Backup will not spot this
change, even if it rescans the directory.
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