[tahoe-dev] tahoe backup re-uploads old files

Greg Troxel gdt at ir.bbn.com
Thu Mar 1 00:03:01 UTC 2012


Brian Warner <warner at lothar.com> writes:

> It depends upon the timing involved, but "tahoe backup" will check up on
> unchanged files that haven't been checked in a while. If the file was
> last uploaded or checked within a month, it will assume that the shares
> are still ok (so 0% chance of doing a filecheck). Starting at one month
> old, the probability of doing a filecheck grows, until it reaches 100%
> at two months (i.e. if the file hasn't been checked for over two months,
> it will *always* do a filecheck). If the filecheck reports any problems,
> the file is re-uploaded.

I had no idea.  "man tahoe" didn't explain this :-)
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