deletion of *.bak files in TDS\xdynamic\tds.fps

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  1. godzillex

    godzillex Registered Member

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    My automated file and folder cleanup program just reported that it has deleted all the ".BAK" files in the "C:\Program Files\TDS\xdynamic\tds.fps" folder.
    There were a total of 17 such files: "dcsfps1.bak" all the way to "dcsfps17.bak".

    Questions:
    1. What is the purpose of these BAK files?
    2. Is it OK if they are deleted ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Pilli

    Pilli Registered Member

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    Hi Gidzillex, You will find this explanation in the help file :D

    File Protection for TDS-3 - DCSFPS2
    TDS-3 now has an additional system on-board to ensure that its critical files are never deleted or corrupted. This file protection system, code-named DCSFPS2 for short, allows TDS-3 to maintain a database of secured backups of critical files. If it ever detects that a critical file has been deleted or corrupted, TDS simply gets DCSFPS2 to restore the file from its secured backup stores.

    As a real-world example, the Update feature of any anti-virus/anti-trojan system is an important capability. In TDS-3, if the Update system is ever deleted or corrupted, TDS-3 will simply restore a known-good backup of the Update files, alert you with a message, and then things proceed as normal with the Update facility launching.


    As an additional security measure, while DCSFPS2 is active (eg. whenever TDS-3 is running) its secured backup files are locked, preventing both read and write access.

    The DCSFPS2 system is fully automatic and transparent to the user - it takes care of everything, and the only time you'll ever hear from it is when it has restored a backup from its secured stores.

    HTH Pilli
     
  3. godzillex

    godzillex Registered Member

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    Thanks Pilli.
    Looks like I will have to exclude the deletion of the *.bak files from my weekly cleanup routine!

    Regards,
    godzillex
     
  4. Pilli

    Pilli Registered Member

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    Maybe just exclude DCSFPS*.bak as this will exclude only the TDS DCSFPS .baks from being cleaned up :)
     
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