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Best Answer v77 , 20 January 2020 - 11:26 AM

I have difficulties to imagine when this could be interesting.

Let's assume you are using the Toolkit.
Synchronizing folders can use a lot of CPU and disk access if there is a lot of files, even if there is no file to copy.
And if you just did important operations on the ramdisk, there is a manual command to synchronize in the RamDisk Configuration Tool.

If you still want to try, you can use the task scheduler of Windows with this command:
"C:\Program Files\ImDisk\ImDiskTk-svc.exe" SYNC

Don't forget to check "Run with highest privileges" and/or to select an account with enough privileges.

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#1 DoubleABattery

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 03:20 AM

Is it possible to sync the contents in RamDisk on a scheduled basis? Or is there any alternative to achieve it? And if there's none, can this feature be added in?



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:20 AM

Can you explain, possibly by providing an example of what do you actually need/want to do?

 

Something loosely *like* (now abandoned) Samedir?

 

http://web.archive.o...samedir.sbn.bz/

 

Or Dsynchronize:

http://dimio.altervi...g/#DSynchronize

 

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:26 AM   Best Answer

I have difficulties to imagine when this could be interesting.

Let's assume you are using the Toolkit.
Synchronizing folders can use a lot of CPU and disk access if there is a lot of files, even if there is no file to copy.
And if you just did important operations on the ramdisk, there is a manual command to synchronize in the RamDisk Configuration Tool.

If you still want to try, you can use the task scheduler of Windows with this command:
"C:\Program Files\ImDisk\ImDiskTk-svc.exe" SYNC

Don't forget to check "Run with highest privileges" and/or to select an account with enough privileges.



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Posted 21 January 2020 - 01:16 AM

Can you explain, possibly by providing an example of what do you actually need/want to do?

 

Something loosely *like* (now abandoned) Samedir?

 

http://web.archive.o...samedir.sbn.bz/

 

Or Dsynchronize:

http://dimio.altervi...g/#DSynchronize

 

:duff:

Wonko

 

 

Yes, it is indeed something like that. I'm planning to load my database into the RamDisk, but copying/synchronizing (was using FreeFileSync) would be impossible, since the databases are locked.

 

But I could synchronize the (locked) database using ImDisk Toolkit. Which is why I am asking this question.



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Posted 21 January 2020 - 01:32 AM

I have difficulties to imagine when this could be interesting.

Let's assume you are using the Toolkit.
Synchronizing folders can use a lot of CPU and disk access if there is a lot of files, even if there is no file to copy.
And if you just did important operations on the ramdisk, there is a manual command to synchronize in the RamDisk Configuration Tool.

If you still want to try, you can use the task scheduler of Windows with this command:
"C:\Program Files\ImDisk\ImDiskTk-svc.exe" SYNC

Don't forget to check "Run with highest privileges" and/or to select an account with enough privileges.

 

Thank you! This is the command I want. Thanks for the heads up too. Right now, priority to get the data synchronized outweighs the burden it will be placing on workstation.



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Posted 21 January 2020 - 09:16 AM

Good. :)

Let us know how it went.

 

Should the question be more like "how can I copy/backup a file that is in use or locked by the OS?", (just in case and JFYI), see:

http://reboot.pro/to...s-now-possible/

 

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 05:57 AM

Good. :)

Let us know how it went.

 

Should the question be more like "how can I copy/backup a file that is in use or locked by the OS?", (just in case and JFYI), see:

http://reboot.pro/to...s-now-possible/

 

:duff:

Wonko

 

 

Tested it with task scheduler and on repeat every 10 minutes, and it works!

 

 

 

 

Should the question be more like "how can I copy/backup a file that is in use or locked by the OS?"

Well... I'm not the best with words, haha. Just glad that the case is solved.






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