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Repeating a sync after previous one failed due to a disconnect can delete file contents. #12213

cyberduck opened this issue Mar 9, 2006 · 1 comment


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@cyberduck cyberduck commented Mar 9, 2006

addf5fc created the issue

I synced three text files from my Mac to unix host. The unix server timed out after the
second file copied but before the third one completed, resulting in a zero lenth copy
of the file being left on the server. Guess what happend when I tried re-syncing?
Yep, I missed the fact that the change in the direction of the upload/download arrow
and wrote that zero byte file over the original one on my Mac.

Call pilot error if you want. Call it a feature. But it's really really nasty and I've just
lost shed load of work because of it. Maybe it would be a good idea to remember if
the last sync failed and not reverse the sense of the copy without confirmation.

Sorry, but I'm going back to raw scp :-(


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@cyberduck cyberduck commented Mar 25, 2006

@dkocher commented

The fix will be to never treat zero-length file as newer files. However you do see in the confirmation dialog which file will get replaced and can exclude files.


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