SyncToy urgently needs a warning dialog if any part of the backup fails. RRS feed

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  • SyncToy desperately needs a dialog that warns the user if any part of the backup failed.

    Right now it simply shows the backup stats that failed in red.  As the stats are in a tiny font, this is easily missed if you're in a rush - and that can be a disaster!  I once backed up some crucial work, but the destination drive ran out of space half-way through.  When it completed I didn't notice the red results, and assumed it was succesful.  A few days later the HD with the originals died, leaving me truly screwed.

    If something goes wrong, SyncToy should show a warning dialog with details, which must be OK'ed before the app can be closed.  Anything less is irresponsible for a backup app.

    Saturday, December 10, 2011 11:50 PM

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  • I agree, but you may want to see this.
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 3:15 PM
  • Yeah thanks, I saw it shortly after posting my msg.  I've already moved all my backup jobs over to FreeFileSync, it's a zillion times faster and so far seems to work OK.
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 4:30 PM