Who's using TidyBackups to managed the SIMS backups?
For all of those who are using TidyBackups, please upgrade to version 220.127.116.11 – available from SourceForge: Download tidybackups from SourceForge.net.
Just a reminder, the options are:
This outputs the license details (LGPL), it can not be used with any other switch (if it is, they’ll be ignored)
This is how you define the path it’ll use – this option is required
This is the max age of the backups, anything older will be deleted – this option is required
This will ZIP (compress) any uncompressed files with the file extension of .bak (MSSQL Backups)
This will output to a log file (amend), if no path is specified it will use the current working directory, if no filename is used, the default will be used.
If this is set, it will output debug information, no actual work will be done. It’s useful for testing as it checks file permissions and confirms what will happen without actually doing it.
If TidyBackups detects a corrupt ZIP, it will be deleted, unless /safe has been used
This is the min number of backups that should remain, it will overwrite the /days. The idea is if your backups stop working, you will always keep at least a few. If no days are supplied, then it will default to 6. It will keep this number of each database. The database is determined by the filename, it assumes it’s in the format of databasename_date_time.bak (or such).
Many thanks to the people who have provided feedback so far. I am currently working on v2 which will include a number of new features and any further comments, requirements, bugs will be most gratefully received and I will endeavor to include them in the final v2 release. I am also after an idea of who’s using TidyBackups currently, or planning to use it, ideally with nice lovely endorsement saying how useful it is http://s1.wp.com/wp-includes/images/...?m=1244000878g
If people could let me know via the Edugeek forum, or PM\email if they do not want to do so publically, also let me know if you’ll be interested in being contacted when I’m ready for people to test version2.
Once again, thank you for supporting free open source software – namely TidyBackups