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#4105
Posted: 10/22/2007 03:20:40
by Kenny Clement (Priority Standard support level)
Joined: 09/03/2007
Posts: 61

Hi.
I have the following problem when using SolFS Driver Edition beta 4 (and previous versions).

When copying a file to a SolFS storage, SolFS treats it as a new file, and resets the modification time.

You can see an example in the attached screenshot.
What i did:

I created a new file on an NTFS drive at 10:19:25.
I modified this file at 10:19:33. You can see this on the properties to the left.

I then copied this file to another regular NTFS drive at 10:20:03. This contents of the file was not modified, so the modification time has not changed. This is the result I expect, and need! You can see this on the properties window in the center of the screenshot.

I then copied this file to a SolFS drive at 10:20:15. Just like last time, the contents hasn't been changed. But unlike on NTFS, the modification time was changed!! (equal to the creation time)
You can see this at the right side of the sceenshot.

This is unexpected, and unwanted behaviour for our software.
Our software synchronizes files between the clients (SolFS) and a central server.
When files are automatically copied from the server to the SolFS drive, the modification time shouldn't change. Our software uses to modification times to see whether or not the file has changed, and thus needs to be synchronized. With SolFS, our software sees every file as a newer file, and we get conflicts on every file.

Is there a simple solution to this problem? Some property I missed? Or is it simply not possible with SolFS?


#4116
Posted: 10/22/2007 14:42:43
by Volodymyr Zinin (EldoS Corp.)

In the next build this bug will be fixed.
#4118
Posted: 10/23/2007 01:26:32
by Kenny Clement (Priority Standard support level)
Joined: 09/03/2007
Posts: 61

ok.
Thanks :)
#4135
Posted: 10/24/2007 06:46:47
by Kenny Clement (Priority Standard support level)
Joined: 09/03/2007
Posts: 61

Checked.
Works in Beta 5.
Thanks for the quick fix ;-)

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