Ready, Set, Go!
All right, let's recap a little. Your Relation (the Relationship between folders) describes how your Destination and Source directories relate to each other. The Rule you have created specifies that you will use a Mirror Rule, and that certain types of attributes will be either on or off.
You can actually run the Relation now, and watch the results. So select the new Relation you have just created in the main SureSync window, right-click on the Relation name, and select Synchronize Relation Now. SureSync will launch a new window that will show the progress of the job (if the directories to synchronize are on the same machine, the job will complete pretty quickly). After the job has completed, you will see a window similar to that shown in Figure 9.
Figure 9 The status window of the currently running job.
If you now go into your Destination directory, you will see all of the files that were in your Source directory copied into it.
Okay, so what? Doesn't Windows perform the same tasks? Well, my intrepid reader, you are correct, but SureSync is even more than a simple copy operation, as you will now see.
Delete some of the files out of the Destination directory, (not all; just some). Then, when you are ready, run the Relation again (or the preview to see which files will be added). And voila! The directories are in sync again. However, that's not all; copy some extra files into the Destination directory, and run the same Relation again. See that the extra files have not been deleted, thus making the two directories identical again.
Now one final check Check the properties on one of the files in the Destination directory. You should see that the file (and, in fact, all the files in the Destination directory) has been marked as read-only.
If you want to, add some security permissions to one of the files in the Source directory, delete the same file out of the Destination directory, and run the Relation again. This is one of the great features about SureSync that Windows does not dosecurity permissions are copied across with the file.