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simonbr
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Full daily backup

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Hello,

I was wondering what settings to use if I want to preform following;

Full daily backup without comparing
only keep the last 10 backups
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Re: Full daily backup

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Anyone pleas help!
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Re: Full daily backup

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Hi,

Please note that SyncBackPro (by default) scans & compares the Source and Destination files in each run (except for Fast Backup profile – in which case Source against Fast Backup database is scanned) to detect the file differences (i.e. in the Last Modification date/time stamps, size etc.,) and copies only new or changed files from the Source to Destination. Sorry, but we do not support "blind-copying" (without comparing), considering certain aspects on the way the program is implemented and functioning. You can read this forum post to understand why a blind copy method is not implemented in SyncBack:

http://www.2brightsparks.com/bb/viewtop ... 65&p=39466

To create multiple full backups of your data, you have to use variables (such as %DATE%, %DAYOFWEEK%, %DAYOFWEEKNAME% etc.,) in your destination path. But, we do not have a variable in SyncBack to keep 10 Full backups of your data. However, you can consider adding %DAYOFWEEK% or %DAYOFWEEKNAME% in your Destination path to keep 7 copies of your data on your Destination.

For example: if “D:\MyBackup\” is your Destination path, then you can add %DAYOFWEEKNAME% in your Destination path as "D:\MyBackup\%DAYOFWEEKNAME%\"

When SyncBack is run on Day 1 it will create a new folder under 'D:\MyBackup\' directory, using the first three letters of the day of the week (for example: 'D:\MyBackup\Mon\') and copies files to that folder. And on Day 2 to 'D:\MyBackup\Tue' folder and so on. Then, on the subsequent week on Monday, it will scan the Source against ‘Mon’ folder and copies only new or changed files from Source to Monday Backup i.e. 'D:\MyBackup\Mon\'.

Thank you.
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