Navigating file history mess. Isn't there a better way to pinpoint a time?

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#1

Hi guys!

Yesterday I made a series of modifications to a library involving a few million files. I see today these operations went wrong, and I’m having duplicated files and incorrect paths. I’m trying to do perform a do over. So I went to the file history. The file history displays every single file added/modified/deleted, chronologically. Which I guess it’s not a bad way if you have a few files. But if I want to go back to yesterday, I need to go to the bottom of the screen, click next and to the bottom of the screen and hit next…for at least tens of thousands of times. Is there a way to just choose a date and see the changes of that date?? Because if you are having many changes, it makes near impossible to actually go back.


#2

+1 :fu:

I agree if it could evolve that would be really good.


#3

:+1:
Had this use case several times aswell.


#4

Hello,
I don’t know if the Seafile team is going to add what you are looking for… But it looks like what you need, alongside with your favorite file sharing software, is a backup software :slight_smile:
We use a french online backup software (Arx One Backup), which allows to do so. You can choose your time with a calendar and a clock, or with a ruler just like in Apple’s Time Machine.


#5

jumping to a point in time to see the history of changes would be a nice addition.

I had once a similar issue and ended up changing the page number in the url to jump fast forward, skipping some pages, hoping to hit the correct one. not very optimal indeed.


#6

Why do you use the library history instead of using the file history? If you want to recover a file, you can use the history of that specific file.


#7

I think, because the initial poster wrote:

and then implied that he wants to undo the whole series of changes on many files, not only a single file.

but this is just my interpretation of the orginal text.


#8

It’d be great to be able to narrow down the history to one specific directory.