chrisgull

Forced full reindex

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There is an invalid assumption in Sync (and many other softwares) that media will not deteriorate over time.
To detect deterioration, a forced full reindexing reading every single bit could be useful. I have not seen this function in Sync so I am requesting this feature.

Background: I use Sync readonly shares to make offsite backups of a 20TB data set. Two backup sets are swapped by physically transporting drives to remote location for safe storage every 2-3 months. A few times deteriorated media has been detected, not when syncing but when explicitly scanning media surfaces with tools such as HD Tune. A built-in function in Sync to trigger a full reindexing would be a convenient way to verify that existing data is still readable.

Currently using Sync 2.6.1 For Windows 64-bit, Home Pro license.

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