automatically backing up files?

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  1. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    How to i auto save spreadsheets everyday like a restore point in case it gets saved with incorrect data (like someone opened it up and deleted everything, then saved)?
     
  2. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    the delivered backup that comes with windows can perform this simple task just fine... and it can be scheduled how ever you want as well...

    it's self-explanatory. post if you need assistance.
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You can also download the Microsoft SyncToy and use that to set up automatic location-to-location filecopies.
     
  4. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    And windows 2003 has shadow copies
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Windows XP has them too, just like it has software RAID and multiple concurrent user support. It's just a matter of finding out how to turn these features on.
     
  6. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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    i use the software that came with my external hard drive.

    +it wouldnt be that hard to write a small program to do it.
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    In fact, I have a batch file that I use to synchronize my mp3 player with my master library of mp3s on my computer. The code follows:

    @ echo off

    @ REM This line of code copies new files, and newer versions of existing files, from the source to the destination.
    @ xcopy "C:\Documents and Settings\Deus Ex Aethera\My Documents\My Music\Music\*.*" "E:\Music" /c /d /s /y

    @ REM This line of code deletes files at the destination if they do not exist at the source.
    @ for /r "e:\music" %%i in (*.*) do if not exist "c:\documents and settings\deus ex aethera\my documents\my music%%~pi%%~ni%%~xi" del "%%i"

    @ REM This line of code deletes folders at the destination if they do not exist at the source.
    @ for /d /f /r "e:\music" %%i in (**) do if not exist "c:\documents and settings\deus ex aethera\my documents\my music%%~pi%%~ni%%~xi" del "%%i"

    @ pause

    Thanks to OT for helping me to write this little script about a year ago. :bigthumb:
     
  8. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    Subversion and BDB for the win!
     

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