xkneauru
Hi,

I have been testing SMEStorage Mac Virtual Drive with my SkyDrive.

Every time I update a file, SMEStorage rename the old file with date and time appended to it. I know that this is a security feature in case the user wants to roll back to the old file.

However, it also causes other problems. For example, when I edit a large file, let's say 450MB file, SMEStorage creates another 450MB file in my SkyDrive which fills up my drive space very quickly.

My question to you is - how do I turn off this feature? I backup my computer regularly so I am not worried about recovering old files.

Thanks.
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xkneauru
I am evaluating SMEStorage for business use. I need to be able to address this sync issue. 

If this issue is not answered, then I cannot recommend my company to use your product. So please respond to me ASAP how I can solve it.

Thanks.
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admin
Apologies, I suggest you send email to Support AT SMEStorage DOT Com for a quicker response as Forums are monitored infrequently.

Regarding the file amendment, yes you are right, the reason that files are not replaced when edited or updated is that, within SMEStorage, they are moved to Trash as a precautionary measure to ensure that in onforeseen circumstances that there is no file loss. On the underlying Cloud you correctly point out that this results in a second file that is date and timestamped that is removed when Trash is emptied.

It is possible for business Cloud File Server users to request an option be added that enables them to override this behaviour. This becomes an option in the Cloud DashBoard that they have to explicitly turn on that prevents the prior file that is updated being moved to Trash.
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xkneauru
Thanks a lot for your answer.

So this function you mentioned does not exist yet in Mac Virtual Drive? We will have to request it and it has to be custom built for us?

Thanks in advance.
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admin
It's an option that can be enabled in the Cloud File Server that the Mac Drive connects to but not available for individual users and available on request  for Cloud File Server users.
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