Auto name change for Backup task?

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  1. whoit

    whoit Registered Member

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    I want to schedule a backup (Full, not incremental, not differential) task to run weekly.

    How can I set it up so that the backup file name will automatically be changed (for example adding the date, or a number, etc - MyBackup11.04.07.tib or MyBackup1, Mybackup2, etc...) ?

    Thanks.
     
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    I am in the same situation.

    As a work around, I used a post command which uses the programming language PHP command line to do a quick file rename. I have True Image do a full daily backup to the file TEMP.tib. The PHP script then looks for that file on completion of the backup, and renames it based on what I want it to be, containing date, time, etc.

    The problem I'm faced with now is, I would like to use differential or even incremental backups to save space. However, I can't because any future backups look for the TEMP.tib file to be based off of, which no longer exists.

    Isn't there some sort of advanced features hidden somewhere to append date/time file naming? I paid $700 for this (Server), and I would expect at least that feature. I thought file naming was requested a long time ago. Is it maybe implemented somewhere, and I'm just missing it?

    Any input?
     
  4. shieber

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    What version are you using. If aTI 10, you can create Backup Locations using that function within ATI, and then create a task to backup to the Backup Lcoation and ATI will automatically name the files uniquely, incorporating time and date into the name, looking like this example: "2007_11_06_16_20_06_248D.TIB". And because it's a Backup Location, ATI will automatically delete Full Backups when it reaches the user specified limits -- they are specified when you create the Backup Location.

     
  5. Goose1

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    I'm using TI Enterprise Server 9.1
     
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