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'.1' Appended to files RRS feed

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  • I have written an application that will run on multiple machines and will synchronize the files on all the machines when any one machine changes. I am fairly sure that I've written it in such a way that no machine will attempt to synchronize with another machine while either it or the other machine are synchronizing with some other machine.

    The scenario that I am seeing is that a machine will generate a file (say 'file1') and then attempt to synchronize with other machines that it can see on the network. This file should then spread out across the network as each machine receives that file and then synchronizes with other machines it can see. I am finding that in some cases instead of ending up with one version of the file and all visible machines I have 'file1', 'file1.1', 'file1.1.1', 'file1.1.2', 'file1.1.1.1', 'file1.1.2.1', etc. I've searched the web to see if this is a feature of MS Sync but I've had no luck. Can anyone tell me what is going on?

    Thanks

    Simon

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:38 AM