Disk-to-Disk log says "Compressing" for some files

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JeffBuckles
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Disk-to-Disk log says "Compressing" for some files

Post by JeffBuckles » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:29 am

Running 3.2 build 428 on Windows 7 32-bit.
Doing a disk-to-disk copy, and I notice the log file says
many files such as .jpg, .dsd and others are "compressing"
For example:

....
Compressing F:\...\somefile.jpg
Copied F:\...\somefile.jpg
....

Is it really compressing and uncompressing these files as it copies them?
Or is the message incorrect?


Also, I would prefer if the main window would not disappear when I click "Pause". Sometimes the _reason_ I am pausing is to look at something in the log.


Thanks and Best Regards,
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Barry
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Compression during copy

Post by Barry » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:34 pm

The files are compressed because the source file has the compressed NTFS attribute set, simply copying the file to a location that is not compressed will decompress the file – that is why the file is compressed by AISBackup after copy.

It would not be possible to use any other function of AISBackup during a pause as it is paused by showing a modal form (that is a form requiring a user action - namely a click of a button).

Barry

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