Profile Backup Tool Enhancement Request

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Profile Backup Tool Enhancement Request

Post by ag0044 » 2021-06-09, 02:22

I understand that the Profile Backup Tool is meant to be, and is, minimalist, but could it be enhanced to add in an automatic deletion of old backups, please?

What I was thinking was to have an option along the lines of "Keep the x most recent backups" where "x" is a number that can be selected by the user.

This is purely a laziness enhancement. Such an enhancement would save me a momentous 4 mouse-clicks.

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Re: Profile Backup Tool Enhancement Request

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-06-09, 06:05

No.
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Re: Profile Backup Tool Enhancement Request

Post by Moonchild » 2021-06-09, 12:35

No. ;)
if you want to delete old backups, just delete them in your file system.
Also, where would you be making those 4 mouse clicks? Are you restoring backups on a daily basis? If so there's something wrong with your workflow.
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Re: Profile Backup Tool Enhancement Request

Post by ag0044 » 2021-06-10, 14:47

Moonchild wrote:
2021-06-09, 12:35
if you want to delete old backups, just delete them in your file system.
Also, where would you be making those 4 mouse clicks? Are you restoring backups on a daily basis? If so there's something wrong with your workflow.
Thanks for the response. As I wrote initially, this is pure laziness on my behalf.

To answer your points. Just deleting them is what I do currently.

The 4 clicks are: first, in the backup tool, click to open the backup directory in Windows Explorer; second, in Windows Explorer, click to select the backup to delete; third, click delete button on Windows Explorer toolbar; and finally, click "Yes" when prompted to delete (or "Remove to Recycle Bin").

I backup weekly, and save 4 backups on an external drive. I haven't yet had to restore a backup, except for testing.

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Re: Profile Backup Tool Enhancement Request

Post by Moonchild » 2021-06-10, 16:21

Oh you meant the clicks required in your case to delete old backups. I thought you meant in the tool. My mistake!

You do realise that you can automate something like this with scheduled tasks (combined with a simple batch or powershell script) in Windows Explorer if you really want to avoid having to make four mouse clicks a week ;)
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Re: Profile Backup Tool Enhancement Request

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-06-10, 22:10

God forbid. So is your next request for an automatic ass scratcher too?
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Re: Profile Backup Tool Enhancement Request

Post by jobbautista9 » 2021-06-11, 03:10

Doesn't Windows has something like cron for scheduling tasks? You could use that instead.

EDIT: Oops, I just realized Moonchild already suggested that above. My bad... :oops:
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Re: Profile Backup Tool Enhancement Request

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-06-11, 06:19

Yes.. Scheduled Tasks.
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Re: Profile Backup Tool Enhancement Request

Post by ag0044 » 2021-06-13, 13:24

Thanks for the suggestions.

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