Automatic Retry

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MrAsker
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Automatic Retry

Post by MrAsker » 14 Aug 2010, 15:52

When Copying or Moving large amounts of data it would be good if you could set an optional automatic retry. Maybe it could be something like "if no manual input, retry in X seconds".

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Re: Automatic Retry

Post by therube » 14 Aug 2010, 16:19

Maybe not a bad idea.

Or perhaps an automatic Skip All after some timeout, or to preset a Skip All prior to starting the copy process.
(Suppose the same could hold true for an All too.)

I can know ahead of time that on certain copies, I'll run (at some point in the process) into confirmation prompts.

If I want the copy to proceed in an automated fashion, I'll know that I have to monitor the process at least up until the first prompt, at which point I can select Skip All. After that I can be assured that the copying will continue until completion, uninterrupted.

(Now obviously I need to be aware that that potentially some files were skipped, for various reasons, & I'll need to account for that if need be.)
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MrAsker
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Re: Automatic Retry

Post by MrAsker » 17 Feb 2012, 11:33

The Copy/Move already have a lot of options so I think this would be a very good addition to all the other useful option.

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Re: Automatic Retry

Post by cincura.net » 17 Feb 2012, 12:38

The FTP Copy/Move dialog behaves IMO nicely - doing as much as it could. Same behavior would be nice for local copy/move operations also.
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Georgd
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Re: Automatic Retry

Post by Georgd » 21 Apr 2012, 00:42

+1 for automatic retry (usually happens when delete from X: is slower than parallel copy to X :)

-1 for automatic "skip all" as it seems to be too dangerous in my eyes as "auto skip" would lead to non-deterministic behaviour. If it will be implemented, I am extremely interested to be able to deactivate it in configuration. Reason: For some issues I want skip, for other I want cancel. So even for operations I know beforehand there will be a reason that makes me choose skip, I can't be sure there won't be at least one reason to cancel - after the operation I can't rely on a certain result/state.
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