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Posts tagged with 'Cyotek CopyTools'

Introducing Delete Profiles

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Since CopyTools was first introduced, it has supported the copying and moving files only. While files could be deleted, this was only as part of a mirrored profile job and not something you could directly control. CopyTools now has a new dedicated job type for deleting files from a source folder, along with new options for including files by date. I think this feature was first requested back in 2014 - it's been a while coming.

Existing builds of CopyTools require you to select your source and destination folders, and then choose how files are to be copied. Clearly that couldn't work with delete jobs as there are no destinations. So the Edit Profile dialog has been reworked so that the very first question you're asked is what you want to do.

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Introducing CopyTools 2.0

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Out of our product range, my own personal favourite is CopyTools. This program has been working in the background for years quietly ensuring every digital file of import is backed up, and even performing some maintenance tasks such as downloading Azure SQL databases.

As with most software it is by no means flawless, and recent (internal) builds compounded the issue rather than improving it. Although it was originally supposed to support remote sources such as FTP servers and Azure blob storage, the model was too rigid and in order to add this support would require massive changes to program's core, instead of supporting the extensibility model that most Cyotek products offer.

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