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How to assign profiles to specific (portable) drives?

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gaius
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How to assign profiles to specific (portable) drives?

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I'd like to assign a profile to a specific portable hdd, regardless of the assigned drive letter.

The reason to want this is that sometime I remove that usb drive and Windows 10 reassigns it to a different drive which is should not be written to by SyncbackPro.
Is this possible?
Swapna
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Re: How to assign profiles to specific (portable) drives?

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Hi,

You can use either %LABEL% or %SERIAL% (instead of a drive letter) in the profile to connect to the portable drive. Please read this KB article for the procedure to convert a drive letter into a LABEL or SERIAL variable:
https://help.2brightsparks.com/support/ ... 3000335838

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Re: How to assign profiles to specific (portable) drives?

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My question is related to this, but not specifically. However, it makes sense to ask it here.

I have a number of flash drives configured for backup of different parts of my user data. At present I designate the target drive with either SERIAL or LABEL. I may have 12 or more profiles, each writing to (for example) flashdrive "MYFLASH1".

Occasionally the target flash dies or gives errors, and needs to be replaced with another. At the moment, I can do one of two things:-
1) label the replacement as MYFLASH1 (but the serial will be different, so I can't use SERIAL) OR
2) label the replacement completely differently e.g NEWFLASH, and go through each profile interactively changing the target to NEWFLASH.

Question:- is there any way I can directly edit the relevant profile files (using a text editor, for example), to search for MYFLASH1 and replace it with NEWFLASH (or indeed do the same for SERIAL). This would be quicker than 2) and preferable to 1)?
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Re: How to assign profiles to specific (portable) drives?

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Hi,

We don't recommend updating the profile files directly. You need to change the profile via SyncBackPro interface. Sorry for that and Thank you for your understanding.

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Foxfan100
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Re: How to assign profiles to specific (portable) drives?

Post by Foxfan100 »

Swapna wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:18 am
Hi,

We don't recommend updating the profile files directly. You need to change the profile via SyncBackPro interface. Sorry for that and Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you.
Thanks. I had an idea that would be the case.
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