Moving file locations on source and backups, without rebacking up
Normally, if a file or folder is moved on the source, CloudBerry Backup would recognise this as a delete and a file create, and backup the file from its new location just like any new file. Is there a way to move files at the source and replicate the move in the CBB backups, so that files aren't re-uploaded (particularly when dealing with large folders and cloud backup)? If it makes a difference, my question relates to legacy format as I'm using hybrid backups (to NAS and cloud).
So for example if I had a local folder D:\LargeFolder (with a tree of folders and files underneath it), and I wanted to move the entire tree to C:\Users\Foo\Documents\LargeFolder on both my active computer and in my backups, would a procedure like this (or something else) work or not?
In CBB, suspend CBB from doing any scheduled backups
Move contents from D:\LargeFolder to C:\Users\Foo\Documents\LargeFolder on local computer
Locate the CBB backups on NAS/cloud service. Suppose the location was \Backups\CBB_MYPC then this would mean moving everything inside \Backups\CBB_MYPC\D$\LargeFolder to \Backups\CBB_MYPC\C$\Users\Foo\Documents\LargeFolder
For backup on NAS, use the file management tool app for the NAS
For backup in cloud, CloudBerry Explorer would probably be the tool of choice
In CBB, synchronise Repository for the backup with both NAS and cloud versions
In CBB, re-enable scheduled backups
Afterwards, the position I want to be in is
When next scheduled backup next runs, the data in C:\Users\Foo\Documents\LargeFolder is
treated as already backed up. Only files that were changed
I moved the folder are identified as needing to be backed up again.
If at some future time I happen to need to restore data from backup, the relevant number/age of versions are there and available as if the folder tree had been stored in C:\Users\Foo\Documents\LargeFolder the entire time
Example use cases:
renaming a large folder
migrating from two smaller drives (system and programs on C:, some/all user data on D:) to a single larger drive with everything on C:
In CloudBerry Backup, I can go to the Backup Storage and delete data, but not move it.
(Side question: I've also noticed a context menu entry in the Backup Storage, Update Cloud File Info, but I can't find any indication of what this does or when it might be used.)
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