File Synchronization between Windows XP and Buffalo Technology's Tera Station
Posted on 2006-11-27
I had been using Centered Systems Second Copy software to sync&backup files & folders between the server and several PC's. The software works fine when the serve is a windows machine. I replaced the serve with a 2GB Tera Station NFS appliance which is running some flavor of linux/unix. While windows file explorer shows identical date modified & files sizes info, all files are being copied every time even though all attributes appear to be identical. Files with the same date mod atributes should not be copied.
Centered Systems website suggested that there are problems with date/timestamps, and tried the suggested workaround which does not work. All files are copied every time when synchronizing. THis is very time consuming since there are some where around 30,000 files (mostly jpgs) maybe more and several 4 & g GB video files that will get copied every time.
I tried another piece of software called Sync Now! by Liuxz Software. It seems to have the same issues. Is there any software out there that will do what I need done ???? ... or ... Am I doing something wrong with the software that I have. I really don't want to have to give up my new Tera Server ... it's I nice little piece of software.