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'Overwrite if source newer' not working reliably, or at all

Posted: 2017-07-20 09:37
by dh_tcn
Am trying to upload significant amounts of data to Box. I've ticked the option to preserve timestamps, and sure enough when I compare the local and remote folders, the timestamps on each file appear identical. Yet when I upload the folder again, every file is uploaded, despite using the 'overwrite if source newer' option.

Through experimenting I did discover that if I make the initial upload with a timezone offset of 0, then my next (update / comparison) upload with an offset of 1 or 2 minutes, most files are skipped. But not all, and the problem is then that any files uploaded during this operation now have a timestamp that is 2 minutes out, so any future update / comparison on the folder will be a real mess.

I guess what I'm asking is: is there any way to make the 'overwrite if source newer' option usable?