Force Carbonite to backup Truecrypt volume?

Posted on 2009-12-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
How do I force Carbonie to backup a modified Truecrypt volume?

The Truecrypt volume maintains a constant Modified Date, so it doesn't appear to be updated, even though content has changed within it. How do I force Carbonite to update the backup of the volume? With software like rsync, you can force the software to look at a hash of the file. I'm not sure how to address this with Carbonite.
Question by:jessc7
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    by:Rich Rumble
    Why not cron a "touch" job on the volume, so it's part of a regular backup schedule?
    settime myfile.txt
    touch myfile.txt
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    Author Comment

    That might work. This is Windows 7, but could figure out an equivalent. The only thing is I wouldn't want it to appear updated unless the content has actually been modified, just to save bandwidth. That would be ideal anyways.

    Otherwise, I guess I could do a weekly job to touch the volume and modify the date. I would have a window where the file wasn't backed up, but at least there would be a schedule, where today there is not.
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    Accepted Solution

    Ac.exe is a good program:
    However, there is a setting in TC that preserves the timestamp.. look in TC's preferences... see attached.

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    Author Comment

    Ah, that option in Truecrypt looks like what I needed richrumble. I'll try that setting and see if Carbonite recognizes the change. Thanks.
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    Author Closing Comment

    The timestamp settings worked perfect. Carbonite picked up the file change. Thanks!

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