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KDE Archiving/Backup

Score 78%

Downloads:  1525
Submitted:  Mar 8 2014
Updated:  Feb 8 2016


Folder synchronization and backup tool for KDE

- Smart folder comparison
- It depends only on KDE Frameworks
- Ease of use
- Multiple types of operations
- Sequential workloads
- Optional log creation
- Network folders support
- Intuitive GUI
- Multithreading
- Reset option
- Filters

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 Suggested Feature(s)

 by gregORe on: Jun 24 2014
Score 50%

Just a quick suggestion for feature(s)/changes. Overall the application works perfectly and does exactly what it says it will. I think a nice feature might be a "dry run"; show what would happen if the sync ran.

Also, I noticed that after syncing two folders the application immediately checks (again) the sync state of the two folders. Is this intentional? As well, after the folders synced I noticed that the "Checking Folders" dialogue took a very long time to complete.

All in all, excellent work. I noticed a few translation errors which I will post in a separate post.

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 Re: Suggested Feature(s)

 by gregORe on: Jun 24 2014
Score 50%

Sorry about the double post, not sure why it did that and I can't quite figure out how to delete the post. X_X

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 Re: Suggested Feature(s)

 by Vindex17 on: Jun 24 2014
Score 50%

1) Ok, I'll implement the dry-run. Just how would you like it? I mean, a table in a new window? a file? Give me some details
2) The "re-check" is indeed intentional, so that you can verify if all the work has been done, and on my pc it's fast... Have you found it slow only with network folders or even with local ones?
3) About the translations: if the error are not in English, visit the link in the description

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 Feature request

 by avlas on: Jul 10 2014
Score 50%


Nice application. One thing that could be improved is conflicts when using the bilateral synch. This happens when files have been changed in the two paths. Currently, KFolderSync automatically synchronizes the file with the latest modification, which may not be always the best. For instance when working on a file in two different computers, it might be that a point one forgets to synch last changes before start working on the different machine, and if so, previous changes will be lost without notification.

I typically work in this conditions and use unison, which asks what to do in such cases, whether to take the local vs remote machine, to see the diff, etc. Take a look in http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/

I think that if this works as in Unison, then a distinction between Synch and Bilateral Synch may not be necessary.

Also, it would be great to combine the previous with the backups, and that would be a clear advantage with respect to Unison. It would work the same as before, but instead of only keeping a copy of the file (the latest), it would keep all history of modifications, no matter the folder or the computer they were made.

I see a great potential with Bilateral Incremental Backups that correctly deal with conflicts. Right now I use Unison for Bilateral Synch and Kup for incremental backups (http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Kup+Backup+System?content=147465)

Thanks and best!

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 Re: Feature request

 by Vindex17 on: Jul 10 2014
Score 50%

Interesting, I think I'll do it

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 Additional Features

 by JohnGillies on: Aug 5 2014
Score 50%

This is a fine app, but can I suggest the following as an enhancement.

The ability to exclude (and include but this not so important) directories/files.


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 Re: Additional Features

 by Vindex17 on: Aug 6 2014
Score 50%

I'll see what I can do

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 Not installable on Arch Linux

 by mareex on: Oct 31 2015
Score 50%

The package does not follow the Arch packaging standards.


Because it wants to install to /bin we get an error:


error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
kfoldersync: /bin exists in filesystem
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

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 Re: Not installable on Arch Linux

 by Vindex17 on: Nov 1 2015
Score 50%

Thanks for reporting!
There was a typo in the PKGBUILD.
Try again and let me know

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 Re: Re: Not installable on Arch Linux

 by mareex on: Nov 1 2015
Score 50%

Thanks for fixing this. pkgrel 2 now works.

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