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Easy way to back up your projects...

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder' started by R Soul, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. I've written a batch file that uses 7-zip to compress a project folder:
    View attachment proj_backup.7z
    It doesn't include the XPacks because they are huge. Instead it makes a list of XPacks required by the project, so if you need to restore the backup, you can consult the list to see what .zip files you need.

    In order to extract the above file, you'll need to install 7zip, which is free. Get it here. The readme contains instructions. You just need to tell it where your projects/btb folders are, along with the location of 7zip. It also comes with an option to add the current date to the backup's filename, so you can have one backup for each day.
  2. Don't need 7zip. I always open .7z files with winrar. Testing prg later, tnx !
  3. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
    Hardware Staff

    Why couldn`t you have come up with this BEFORE my hardrive failed?? lol

    Bloody typical.

    Great Idea though :)
  4. Nice idea indeed, thanks RSoul!
  5. Holy Sheep

    Holy sheep ! It works even with winrar.

    My little changes:

    set proj_name=aa01
    set btb_path="d:\Program Files\BobsTrackBuilder\My Projects"
    set zpath="d:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe"

    You're sheeping good m8 :thumb:
  6. Funny how it works with winrar. I guess they copied of each other. Or they adhered to conventions.

    Does the exclusion still work (so it doesn't add *.zip or thumbs.db)?
  7. Thanks for this R Soul - Will come in handy.
  8. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer
    @ Simberia @Simberia

  9. You mean here? Not seen yet.