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Hans asked whether Replicator warns about not enough free space before beginning. It does not.

I asked whether he prefers to know if a replication fails after it's been attempted, which means it backed up everything it could, or:

My preference would be Replicator shows a warning in case of insufficient space. Then it's up to the user to proceed or not.

Thanks, Hans!

The entire contents of the Source tree would need to be checked against the contents of the Destination if the Job is configured to only copy files that have been updated. This information would also be useful for providing a progress bar (there's a wishlist item here for Replicator to display better feedback during each job).

Most high end backup solutions I used in the past would always create a file list before beginning a backup. For incremental backups, that data would be needed to be checked against the job database. Creating the list of source files was quick compared to copying all the data to tape. :)

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Joe created this task.Oct 28 2018, 10:48 AM
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Joe raised the priority of this task from Low to High.Feb 25 2019, 8:40 AM

Is this related?

Sue wrote to

I discovered today that the Replicator made folders but when going to some of them, there was no content in them, even though there was content from the folder it copied.
I am in the process of deleting all and starting over. Very concerned though as it gave me NO errors!
I am wondering if perhaps my external drive that I was backing up to didn't have enough space and so it made the folder but then left it there...which is scary since it didn't let me know there wasn't enough room..but that's a guess on my part.