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  1. I've also noticed that sync computers running is read only mode are leaving files when the master computer has removed them.


    Both computers are connected with OpenVPN and I'm using WinMerge to check the folders are identical



    Once I have compared the folders, winmerge (from the view menu) shows a list of

    "Different Items"

    "Left Unique Iteme"

    "Right Unique Items"

    "Skipped Items"


    As I'd expect we see .SyncID & .SyncIgnore are different, however I get a list of files that are unique to the computer that is in read only sync mode. If I manually delete them then sync brings them back but with a zero file length as the file doesn't exists on the main computer.


    If I stop sync on both computers, then delete the files and start sync up again the problem goes away.


    I also noticed that sync is clever, if you move a file from one folder to another and rather than delete it and re transfer. If simply moves it aswell.


    I don't know but I think the files I am having problems with are ones that are being moved. I will check next time the error occurs.

  2. Thanks for the reply. The reason I'm using SecondCopy is that the backup to the NAS is done once a day to the local lan.


    I'm running Sync in the NAS and a copy of Sync in read only mode at home to keep an off site backup.


    Also wondering why Sync uses the sync directory to place these files. Why not keep all of that information in it's own program directory?

  3. I'm using a backup program that copies all of my data from the local hard drive to my NAS


    For this I'm using SecondCopy with the option "Exact Copy : copy source to destination, delete obsolete files from destination"


    The problem is that SecondCopy is removing the files / folders that Sync needs to opperate.


    I can tell SecondCopy to ignore files / folders.


    Which files / folders does Sync create within the selected directory?