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Multiple Backups - Can more than one be stored

SyncBackFree is the freeware version of SyncBack. It is *not* an evaluation version of SyncBackPro/SE.
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Altomar718
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Multiple Backups - Can more than one be stored

Post by Altomar718 »

Hi All

I have just downloaded the free version to try and wonder if it is possible to backup more than one version of the schedule. What I mean is - set a schedule back up for every day, but keep possibly 3 backups - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and then when Thursdays runs, it will delete Mondays ..... a bit difficult to explain, but to keep multiple backups of the same folders in case when it comes to restoring one, if for some reason it was corrupt, another could be used - Thanks in advance -Chris
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Re: Multiple Backups - Can more than one be stored

Post by Swapna »

Hi,

If your requirement is to keep multiple full backups of your data based on the current day of the week, then you have to use variables in your Destination path. However, a number of variables are not available in SyncBackFree (please refer to the help file > Variables section for the list of unavailable variables).

Also, please note that we do not have a variable in SyncBackSE/Pro to keep 3 Full backups of your data. However, you can consider adding %DAYOFWEEK% or %DAYOFWEEKNAME% in your Destination path to keep 7 days’ worth of backups.

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

When SyncBackPro/SE 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 (e.g. '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\'.

Please refer to the Help file > Using SyncBackSE/Pro > Technical References > Variables section for the list of variables supported in SE/Pro. With SyncBackSE/Pro opened, press F1 to open the contextual help.

If you want you can test with SyncBackSE/Pro, which we offer a free 30-day evaluation. You can download and install latest version of SyncBackSE/Pro from here:

http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html

If you do decide to purchase, the serial number will convert the 'trial' to the 'registered' version.

Thank you.
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