Novell Dynamic File Services v2.1, Dealing with duplicate files on a Pair

  • 7015216
  • 17-Jun-2014
  • 17-Jun-2014

Environment

Novell File Management Suite Dynamic File Services

Situation

Novell Dynamic File Services v2.1, Dealing with duplicate files on a Pair

See: https:////www.novell.com/documentation/dynamic_file_services/dynamic_admin_win/data/dupfiles.html

Resolution

See:
https://www.novell.com/documentation/dynamic_file_services/dynamic_admin_win/data/pairdupfiles.html
and
https://www.novell.com/documentation/dynamic_file_services/dynamic_commands_win/data/syncpair.html

To identify duplicate files
At a Command Prompt run :
DswPairCheck.exe -pair="MyPair" -files -csv="myCsvReportName"

Open "myCsvReportName"

The file will have the following columns:
Filename   
baseSrcPath   
srcCreateTime   
srcChangedTime   
srcFileLength   
baseDstPath   
dstCreateTime   
dstChangedTime   
dstFileLength

Create a Header in column "J" name "Different"
In Column "J" paste the following formula"
"=IF(E2=I2, 0, 1)"
The formula will compare the srcFileLenght with dstFileLenght, if they are the same Length then "0" will be displayed.  If different "1" will be displayed. 

Use this information along with FileName, Path(s), CreateTimes(s), ChangeTimes(s) to determine which of the two files to keep.

Note: The Merged View will present the file on the Primary to the user.  The file on the secondary will not be visible. 

Cause

  • Merged View is Broken
  • Users have direct access to the secondary, bypassing the Merged View.
  • Administrator copied files via Windows Explore to both locations (Primary/Secondary)


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