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    I may be a bit fanatical about backups but how do others backup data. I do some work at the end of May and produce a report. In June I delete all the May data, enter the June data and produce a report for June. I would like to simply save the May DATA as DATA35 and June DATA as DATA36 etc. Is there any way of doing this within Alpha 5?

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    RE: Backup

    Hello Bernard

    This script silently backs up my data

    All you would have to do is add the delete routine

    It has allowed me to build an archive of backed up data

    I take my data very seriously and backup after every change.

    The script automatically puts the time and date in the file name you would need to change this to your requirements.


    'Date Created: 10-Dec-2002 04:44:10 PM
    'Last Updated: 17-Dec-2002 03:31:25 PM
    'Created By :
    'Updated By :
    'Run a custom Backup job.

    dim temp_text as c
    'read the saved 'Zip Database' setting definition from the Dictionary
    temp_text = a5_dictionary_read(a5.Get_Name(),"zips","Shop")
    if temp_text = "" then
    ui_msg_box("Error","No files to backup.",UI_STOP_SYMBOL)
    end
    end if
    dim zipsettings as p
    zipsettings.files_relative = ""
    property_from_string(zipsettings,temp_text)
    dim files_to_backup as c
    files_to_backup = *for_each(x,filename_absolute(x), zipsettings.files_relative)

    DIM comment_text as c
    comment_text = "Backed Up on "+ time("MON dd, yyyy",now())+ " at "+time("0h 0m AM",now())



    DIM zipfilename as C
    'Generate a filename for the backup using a special naming sequence
    zipfilename = a5_backup_filename("F:\Shop backup"+chr(92),a5.get_name(),comment_text)
    if comment_text "Quit_Backup_operation" then
    if files_to_backup "" then
    a5_zip_files_w_fback(files_to_backup,zipfilename,.t.,.f.,.f.)


    else
    UI_msg_box("Error","No files were specified to backup.")
    end if

    end if

    Hope this helps

    John
    Failure makes improvements

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