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Feature request "Auto Backup Defaults"

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:13 pm
by Panagiotis
IFW/IFD/IFL need a backup command /auto:n and an ini setting Auto=n

Where n should be replaced with one of the numbers 1,2 and 3

This should work in a similar way with simple operations but customized by the user

In the ini section of ifd/ifl/ifw should have 3 aditional sections

[AUTO_BACKUP_DEFAULTS_1]

[AUTO_BACKUP_DEFAULTS_2]

[AUTO_BACKUP_DEFAULTS_3]

If we enable the ini setting Auto=1 setting the program should work like simple operations but not that simple. The user should be able to sellect the partitions to backup,how to name the image and where to place it, also the option window should be visible, to allow the user to modify the [AUTO_BACKUP_DEFAULTS_1] without opening the ini. And you should also add for these settings the option MaxIncrementals=n.

Instead of using the command for creating a full (of the first 2 partitions if those where selected)
"C:\Program Files (x86)\TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite\imagew64.exe" /wait /b /d:w0@0x1,0x2 /f:"D:\Terabyte backups\FULL" /max:4GiB /v /log:0 /hash /usemd
and
"C:\Program Files (x86)\TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite\imagew64.exe" /wait /b /base:"D:\Terabyte backups\FULL" /f:"D:\Terabyte backups\Incremental" /max:4GiB /hash /usemd

It should use always the command
"C:\Program Files (x86)\TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite\imagew64.exe" /wait /b /d:w0@0x1,0x2 /f:"D:\Terabyte backups\FULL" /auto:1

If in the directory does not exist a FULL.TBI it will create the FULL.TBI

If in the directory already exists a FULL.TBI it will start or continue the incremental chain as it does with simple operations.

Also if possible add another option for AUTO_BACKUP_DEFAULTS operations like IncrementalName=x where x should be 0 or 1

If IncrementalName=0 IFW/IFL/IFD should create incremental name images based on time like FULL_INCR_2017_07_08_004546.tbi
If IncrementalNAme=1 IFW/IFL/IFD should create incremental name images based on count like FULL_INCR_01.tbi


The above features would eliminate the need to create overcomplicated scripts for simple tasks in all enviroments DOS, Windows or Linux.

I apologise for the very long post and hope that you'll consider adding something like the above.

Panagiotis