I encountered some strange file differences with Seafile.
Using client version 7.0.10 on Windows 10 and Server Version: 7.1.4
What happened is:
- I had Seafile syncing a few folder as libraries on my Windows 10 laptop
- I made a separate backup of all files on the laptop
- I reinstalled the OS (deleting all old files)
- I restored the files from my backup
- I set up Seafile client again to sync the same folders/libraries
What I noticed is that Seafile reported several conflicts (created a copy of the file with the “SFConflict” added to the filename).
The log says:
[02/18/21 15:29:32] repo-mgr.c(4358): File C:/x/y/z/foo-2013-08-30.xls is updated by user. Will checkout to conflict file later.
But the file was not updated. It is also stored to a SVN repository and I can check the SVN history, which says it was last modified 7 years ago. (and the current file on )
The file is changed in a few bytes at the end.
cmp -l output:
26221 360 0
26222 145 115
26223 312 332
26224 64 21
26225 302 241
26226 263 245
The file history on the Seafile server web GUI has only one line, saying:
Time: 3 years ago(current version)
Any idea what might be going on?
PS: Strange, maybe related: if I open any of those files in Excel, and close it without making any changes, the checksum (CRC32) of the file changes. And Seafile stores a new version on the server (I see a new line in the file history). But I am sure I did not open any of those files recently (they are all very old, for some old projects).