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FSAUtility Changing Modify Date

Created: 11 Apr 2013 • Updated: 05 May 2013 | 4 comments
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I am trying to recall all files and replace the placeholders.

In doing some testing, I thought I was good to go. However, I noticed that after the recall completes, all folders have a new modified date/time of when the file was recalled. The files are retaining the older dates, but all folders are not.

Is this normal behavior? I don't want this to affect my backup jobs that have filters not to back up anything past a specific date.

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TonySterling's picture

I don't think a folder date would keep the item inside of from being backed up would it? 

Rob.Wilcox's picture

I agree with Tony. Backups are looking at the files.. not folders.

stilesinfotech's picture

I agree, I just wanted to make sure that the folder date modification is by design.

Thank you both.

Darren Locke's picture

Folder date modoficaiton is actually a function of Windows. Create a new file in a folder, and you will see the folder modified date change. FSAUtility is effectively creating new files and so Windows updates the folder timestamp.