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by Boca
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files (SOLVED)

Apologies for continuing this thread rather than creating a more precise thread ( I am writing a summary for the new thread to help others understand the issue but have not had time to complete the summary) An example of a file which rsync flags as different ( despite their time stamps and sha512sum...
by Boca
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files (SOLVED)

That's two unexplained anomalies in one thread: first find not finding files that are there, and then rsync saying that identical files are different. Something is amiss and I suspect it's related to DropBox. I wouldn't rely 100% on these backups if I were you. Agree this is a bit concerning!..... ...
by Boca
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files (SOLVED)

Well there doesn't seem to be any difference at all with that file. Last ditch check sha512sum -b /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox/New_Pics_vids/catalogueds/17august2014/PD0001.jpg sha512sum -b /media/tony/DropBox_A/Backup_of_catalogued_pics/17august2014/PD0001.jpg If the results are the same I would ...
by Boca
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files (SOLVED)

tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 ~ $ export TIME_STYLE="+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S:%N" tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 ~ $ ls -lh /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox/New_Pics_vids/catalogueds/17august2014/PD0001.jpg -rwxr-xr-x 1 tony tony 1.1M 2018-06-07 09:31:14:000000000 /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox/New_Pics_vids/catalogued...
by Boca
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files (SOLVED)

Hi, please see Diff comparison:-

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tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 ~ $ diff /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox/New_Pics_vids/catalogueds/17august2014/PD0001.jpg /media/tony/DropBox_A/Backup_of_catalogued_pics/17august2014/PD0001.jpg
tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 ~ $
Rgds, Tony
by Boca
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files (SOLVED)

Hi, I have spent some time on identifying unique files and correcting these as necessary. I am now left with a collection of files which, as best I can see, are actually in BOTH folders but are being flagged as unique. For these particular group of files, I have copied from the Master to the Backup ...
by Boca
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files

Hi,

I have used WharfRat's rsync method on my 200Gig photos folder and it completes the analysis in under 2s !

It is then very easy to investigate the differences and either delete/restore any uniques.

Thank you to everyone who has helped along the way.

Tony
by Boca
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files

I wonder if "meld" can do what you want: Meld is a graphical diff viewer and merge application for the GNOME desktop. It supports 2 and 3-file diffs, recursive directory diffs, diffing of directories under version control (Bazaar, Codeville, CVS, Darcs, Fossil SCM, Git, Mercurial, Monotone, Subvers...
by Boca
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files

That's very odd. I've never encountered find not finding files :? What would rsync do with this :?: rsync -naviuh --modify-window=1 --progress --delete-after /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox/A/ /media/tony/DropBox_A/Backup_of_dropbox/Dropbox/B/ If I have the paths wrong correct them and note the trail...
by Boca
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files

tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox $ cd A tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox/A $ dir 016x.Jpg 04.jpg 18.jpg tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox/A $ find -type f | sort tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox/A $ ls -lha total...
by Boca
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files

Hi WharfRat,

here's the output from your suggestion:-

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tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox/A $ find -type f | sort
tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox/A $ 


Tony
by Boca
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files

If the two directories exist, contain files, and their contents are viewable (i.e. you have permission to view the contents) then the method I gave will work. You can test the method by creating a directory, putting some files in it, copying it, then deleting a couple of files from the copy. Then c...
by Boca
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files

I wonder if "meld" can do what you want: Meld is a graphical diff viewer and merge application for the GNOME desktop. It supports 2 and 3-file diffs, recursive directory diffs, diffing of directories under version control (Bazaar, Codeville, CVS, Darcs, Fossil SCM, Git, Mercurial, Monotone, Subvers...
by Boca
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files

This looks like what you're trying to accomplish. I copied a folder script to script2 then modified the file testfile.sh and ran find and rsync [bill@XPS] ~/script2 $ find /home/bill/script2/ /home/bill/script/ -type f -exec sha1sum {} + | sort | uniq -u --check-chars 40 | cut -c 43- /home/bill/scr...
by Boca
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files

This is what I would do: 1. Create list of the contents of /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox and write it to a file in your home directory: $ cd /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox $ find -type f | sort > ~/file1 2. Create a list of the contents of /media/tony/DropBox_A/Backup_of_dropbox and write it to a se...
by Boca
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files

I would make a listing of each folder (like ls -alR ), then use diff to compare them. Thanks for the suggestion; it wasn't clear in my original outline but my Dropbox extends over several hundred folders covering 300Gbyte. If I understand your suggestion correctly, it would be quite labour intensiv...
by Boca
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Finding unique files

rsync will sync folders including deleting files no longer on the source. You can use the -n option which will just show what will be done. I use it backups :wink: Hi WhartRat, I believe that this will do the same as Dropbox... if I inadvertently delete a file it will be deleted from the backup as ...
by Boca
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))

Is there an easy way of comparing 2 folders to find unique files? My purpose is that i use DropBox to sync files across several PC but, routinely, take a copy of Dropbox. That way, if any file/folder is inadvertently deleted ( then synced) from Dropbox, I can go back to the back up. Periodically, I ...
by Boca
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Removing un-needed Mountpoints (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Removing un-needed Mountpoints (?)

thank you for your various responses. @MuteAnt, I do not recall making these folders myself. It is possible that I impatiently removed the USB before they had fully un-mounted. I didn't see your response until after I had deleted the folders... but thank you for your suggestions anyway. @Wharfrat, t...
by Boca
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Removing un-needed Mountpoints (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 122

(SOLVED) Removing un-needed Mountpoints (?)

Hi, within /media, I see various usb sticks which I have used in the past but are no longer connected tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 /media $ dir root shireusb tony usbdrive tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 /media $ cd usbdrive tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 /media/usbdrive $ dir tony@tony-Latitude-E6430 /media/usbdriv...

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