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V24a Pcloud Restore

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Pcloud Sync Deletes Data

Pcloud does not official support the sync with a NAS.
But it still works pretty well on Windows.

When I sync my Mac to the DAT folder on the NAS, the data gets deleted.

 

Solution Overview

  • [ ] — Video
  • [ ] — Problem
  • [ ] Whenever we log into Pcloud, we must verify the syncs
  • [ ] Possible Reason: An old SyncTeam deleted a lot of data on Pcloud
  • [ ] but it would NOT delete data in the main folder
  • [ ] —> move the wrong sync folder into NAS archive or delete it
  • [ ] — Solution
  • [ ] Option1: Do a rewind on Pcloud or restore data https://www.pcloud.com/help/general-help-center/what-is-pcloud-rewind
  • [ ] Option2: Copy the data from NAS Recycle bin, for example S:#recycle\SyncTeam and S:\#recyle SyncComp
  • [ ] restore of data is easier from NAS recycle bin
  • [ ] Option3: Restore the files via Pcloud Trash
  • [ ] Data had been synched on Pcloud and on S:\ NAS
  • [ ] Option3: Copy data from old NAS archive
  • [ ] —– how to rewind
  • [ ] Step1: Select a date to which we restore Pcloud
  • [ ] Step2: select the folders that u want to restore
  • [ ] Step3: Click on restore
  • [ ] -> The folders are restored to that date
  • [ ] At the end: Manual sync of all synched folders that got modified

Option1: Rewind Pcloud

Pcloud Rewind

 

Rewind provides a preview of your pCloud account from a certain point in the past. From there, you can restore or download a certain file, folder or your entire pCloud account at once. You will find all the files you recover with Rewind in a folder called “Rewind” in your Home directory. Let’s say you want to recover 5 files from 1. Feb. 2017 from 01:30 p.m (UTC 2+). You will find them in the Rewind folder, under a subfolder with the name “5 files restored from Feb 01,2017 13:30”. You can then move the files wherever you like in your account afterwards.

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How to:
1) Find out the date and time when the files started to get deleted. Use the trash for this.

  • [ ] 3 Sources:
  • [ ] 1) Rewind –> folder P:\Rewind and subfolders
  • [ ] 1a: Reduce the path length when needed
  • [ ] 2) Restore (Pcloud) –> Original folder
  • [ ] 3) NAS Recycle Bin -> S:\Deleted by Pcloud

 

2) Rewind to that date

 

Advantage:
It appears to be an offline operation, that is run on the server.

Disadvantage:
No selection possibilities which files should be restored.
Really deleted files will be restored, too.

Option2: Pcloud Untrash

How to:

1) Find out the date and time when the files started to get deleted. Use the trash for this.
Do it preferably on the device where a Pcloud Sync deleted the files.
2) Check all files for that date.

3) Press restore.

Advantage: 
Choice of what should be restored.

Disadvantage:
It is an online operation: Restoring many files may take considerable time, when the browser does not respond.

Option3: Restore from NAS Recycle Bin

This is the quickest and easiest way to restore.

Precondition: You are synching to the NAS

Just move from #recycle into the normal folder again.
It will sync into Pcloud with Pcloud Sync given that it will be considered a new file.

Disadvantages:

Pcloud thinks that these are new files

 

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