Version 2.4 of Syncrify introduced a new report in the Syncrify client that compares the file structure between the client and server machine. To initiate the report simply click the folder in Syncrify client, click the right mouse button and select File-diff report
The node you select in the existing file list affects the output of the report. For example, the report will compare data for the entire profile is you select the top-most node
Similarly, by selecting a deeper folder within a profile you can restrict the report size See image
The generated report will be created in HTML format. The amount of time required to run this report depends upon the number of files on both ends.
Following screen is displayed when you run Fie-diff report.
Skipping matched files
Running a File-diff report on a data set containing thousands of file can create a huge HTML report. Therefore, in order to minimize the report size, leave the checkbox selected.
While the report is running, the title of Generate Report
will change to Abort Report
allowing the user to abort the report. When this report is aborted half way, it will only display the records that have been collected up until it was terminated.
Running File-diff Report from the Server
Starting from v4.1 of Syncrify, you can run a File-diff report on any client from the server's web interface using the following steps:
- Login as admin
- Click Remote clients under Quick Links
- Click View details for the desired client
- Click the File-Diff report button under the Action column.
- Once the report is completed, an email will be sent to the admin's email address with the report