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Volume Consistency Checker for Comparing a Copy of a Volume to the Original

asked on June 14

We are migrating from the thick client to LF Web Access. We copied our on premise production volume to the cloud server. The implementation and testing has taken much longer than anticipated. We have been making incremental copies that should be picking up files that have changed, but we need to be sure all the current versions of the production files are in place before we cut over. Does Volume Consistency Checker have a way to check for not only extra or missing files but also for any files that are have been edited and now don't match what's in the cloud volume? We really don't want to just start over on the copy as it took weeks to complete the first time.

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replied on June 15

Hi Susan,

 

The VCC only checks the files in windows compared to the repository DB, it doesn't compare 2 sets of windows file locations. For that you'd need to use a tool like Robocopy to compare the windows changes.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/robocopy

 

Hope this helps!

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replied on June 15

Thanks for your prompt response, Chris. Let me clarify the scenario. We currently have a cloud server with what was an initial copy of the production repository DB and copies of files in the production volume. Over the last few months, we have been incrementally pushing up files that were new or had changed. When we get ready to cut over, the plan is to overwrite the cloud repository DB with the current one in production. If the incremental copies worked, the DB should match the files except for any that were deleted. Those files would hang around in the volume but with no way to get to them because the repository would think they are gone. So OK there. My big question is would the Volume Consistency Checker be able to identify CHANGED files? Is there data in the repository DB that would be able to say the file in the volume is not the file expected?

 

Thanks for your help.

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replied on June 16

Hi Susan,

 

The VCC cannot identify changed files, only new or missing files. 

For this scenario, you'd probably be better just doing a repository search for all docs modified between the original copy date, and today, and brief casing the files over to the new cloud repository.

 

Cheers!

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replied on June 16

Thanks, Chris. That's the information I needed and a good suggestion as well. I appreciate your response.

Have a blessed day!

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