Does Harvester preserve metadata?

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Yes, Harvester preserves file time-stamps and metadata by first checking the source for the file system metadata, writing it to the target, and then verifying that metadata on the target side.

In some instances, all metadata/time-stamps cannot be retained. An example of this is a change between file system types (Copying from NTFS as a source to FAT32 as a target will result in differing time-stamps, usually a difference of seconds) or a change between storage media (Copying from a CD as a source to HDD as a target will result in differing time-stamps, “Date Last Accessed” will be present but will be the current date, as “Date Last Accessed” does not exist on CD). In general, these instances will be very rare.

For more information on file time-stamps, see our blog past at http://pinpointlabs.com/2008/08/understanding-file-timestamps/

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Does Harvester preserve metadata?

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Asked on July 26, 2016 6:13 pm
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Yes, Harvester preserves file time-stamps and metadata by first checking the source for the file system metadata, writing it to the target, and then verifying that metadata on the target side.

In some instances, all metadata/time-stamps cannot be retained. An example of this is a change between file system types (Copying from NTFS as a source to FAT32 as a target will result in differing time-stamps, usually a difference of seconds) or a change between storage media (Copying from a CD as a source to HDD as a target will result in differing time-stamps, “Date Last Accessed” will be present but will be the current date, as “Date Last Accessed” does not exist on CD). In general, these instances will be very rare.

For more information on file time-stamps, see our blog past at http://pinpointlabs.com/2008/08/understanding-file-timestamps/

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Answered on July 27, 2016 3:06 pm
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Does Harvester preserve metadata?

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Asked on July 26, 2016 6:13 pm
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Yes, Harvester preserves file time-stamps and metadata by first checking the source for the file system metadata, writing it to the target, and then verifying that metadata on the target side.

In some instances, all metadata/time-stamps cannot be retained. An example of this is a change between file system types (Copying from NTFS as a source to FAT32 as a target will result in differing time-stamps, usually a difference of seconds) or a change between storage media (Copying from a CD as a source to HDD as a target will result in differing time-stamps, “Date Last Accessed” will be present but will be the current date, as “Date Last Accessed” does not exist on CD). In general, these instances will be very rare.

For more information on file time-stamps, see our blog past at http://pinpointlabs.com/2008/08/understanding-file-timestamps/

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