Preserve Last Access Timestamp - Functioning Properly with Vista Backup?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Balthazor, Mar 17, 2009.

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  1. Balthazor

    Balthazor Registered Member

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    I have the 'preserve last access timestamp' checked, but everytime I do a thorough scan of my computer (scheduled to be done weekly) my system ends up re-backing up everything, as if the files had been altered since the last backup (which is done daily.)

    I have verified that the timestamp option is checked as my default for on demand scanning, and also verified that the scheduled scan is run with this option.

    Normally my daily backup only takes 10 minutes or so, as only changed files are backed up; after my weekly system scan the backup can take 4 hours or more.

    I'm using Vista Ultimate's integrated backup.

    Is there some other option I need to employ or does the preserve timestamp function just not work with the Vista backup function?
     
  2. Rmuffler

    Rmuffler Former Eset Moderator

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    Hello Balthazor,

    It looks at filesystem activity, not time stamps.

    Thank you,
    Richard
     
  3. Balthazor

    Balthazor Registered Member

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    I guess there isn't anything I can do about it, then. Thanks.
     
  4. jimwillsher

    jimwillsher Registered Member

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    Take a look at SyncBackSE, an excellent product. It will honour the timestamps.

    Jim
     
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