[SOLVED] Automatic Backup doesn't work

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[SOLVED] Automatic Backup doesn't work

Post by VMUser » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:08 am

Automatic Backup doesn't work on one of my two computers.

I've no idea why. Settings are ok. Manual backup works. Version: 9.1.3


SOLVED: It's important that there is no file with a future timestamp in the backup folder.
Last edited by VMUser on Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:25 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Automatic Backup doesn't work

Post by VueSoft » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:29 pm

Hmm, that's odd. In the Backup Data window, is the box labeled "Perform automatic backups" checked? What's the frequency set to? Also, take a look at the backup folder path. Is it valid? Does the path exist?

If the box is checked and the frequency looks correct, can you take a look in the backup folder? Inspect the file dates. If you accidentally adjusted your computer's clock to be a few months in the future and a backup was generated while the clock was wrong, the backup file will get the future timestamp and then no additional automatic backups will be created. VueMinder will periodically look at the time of the most recent backup file and compare that time to the current system time. If the difference is greater than the auto-backup interval, a new backup is generated.

If that doesn't explain it, try changing the backup folder. Maybe there's something goofy going on with the folder permissions?
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Re: Automatic Backup doesn't work

Post by VMUser » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:22 am

VueSoft wrote:Inspect the file dates. If you accidentally adjusted your computer's clock to be a few months in the future and a backup was generated while the clock was wrong, the backup file will get the future timestamp and then no additional automatic backups will be created. VueMinder will periodically look at the time of the most recent backup file and compare that time to the current system time. If the difference is greater than the auto-backup interval, a new backup is generated.
A future timestamp of a file within the backup folder was the reason for not backing up. But it wasn't a backup file. VueMinder doesn't look just for the backup file but for all files in the folder.

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