Scripting help

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  1. ByondF1

    ByondF1 Registered Member

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    I am trying to modify the backup script for my nightly backups so that the file names contain the Day of Week. For example:

    \\Nas1\FTPData\CW SSR\arc_280509191352995\img_0_280509_191453696_Friday.PBF

    instead of:
    \\Nas1\FTPData\CW SSR\arc_280509191352995\img_0_280509_191453696_2009_0906.PBF

    Also, how can I change the Label = command toward the bottom so the label will have the current date and time of the backup?

    Can someone tell me how to modify this so that it will work?

    // This file was automatically generated by Paragon script generator
    // Time of creation: Thu May 28 12:14:54 2009
    // Use Paragon Script Interpretator to run this file

    // Settings block
    settings
    surfacetest off
    verify off
    copyonetoone off
    hddrawprocess off
    allow64kcluster off
    donothidetarget on
    copyinsteadofmove off
    bigdrives off
    compressionlevel 10
    sidafterdisk off
    sidafterpartition off
    defaultsidchanger on
    nodellabel off
    timeshift 0
    oemcodepage 850
    timezone 20
    langnumber 17
    slavecfg off
    notforslave off
    enablerestart on
    enablevirtualdb on
    autoconverttofat32 on
    sidparams ""
    bootcdiso ".\..\ISO\bootcd.iso"
    hotbackup lockimpossible
    tempdrive C
    endsettings

    // Turn off confirmation
    confirm off

    // Backup
    img = "\\Nas1\FTPData\CW SSR\arc_280509191352995\img_0_280509_191453696_$(YEAR)_$(MONTH)$(DAY).PBF"
    select disk 0
    select partition primary 0
    options
    cmp = 10
    notempfiles
    label = "No comment"
    autonames
    hotbackup lockimpossible
    tempdrive C
    usevss
    store

    // Check for errors
    call check_error

    options
    label = "Backed up on 5/28/2009 7:14:31 PM (UTC time)"
    store complex

    // Check for errors
    call check_error

    // Apply all scheduled operations
    apply all

    // Check for errors
    call check_error

    // Exiting
    // exit(0)

    // Function for checking error
    check_error:
    if (errorcode(1) != 0)
    then
    print "Some error occured: "
    strerror(errorcode(1))
    print ""
    print "Exiting"
    print ""
    exit(errorcode(1))
    endif
    endcall

    Thanx.
     
  2. Paragon_Cisco

    Paragon_Cisco Paragon Moderator

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    Hello ByondF1,

    If you notice this syntax in your script: "$(YEAR)_$(MONTH)$(DAY)"
    It puts a date stamp in your file name. If you replace it with the day of the week, in this case "friday", the file name will include it.

    Note: If you have a static name for a scheduled back up the file will be over written.

    Replace label = "no comment" with
    label = "$(YEAR)_$(MONTH)$(DAY)"

    You can re-arrange the variables "$(YEAR)" "$(MONTH)" "$(DAY)" syntax to suite your needs.
     
  3. ByondF1

    ByondF1 Registered Member

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    I knew that part, what I wanted to know was how to use the STRINGDAYOFWEEK field to put the Friday or Monday or whatever in there so that I only had 5 daily backups and they weren't numbered. If you have any sample scripts that use iff statements and fields like the STRINGDAYOF... that would be great. Just point me to them.

    Thanx
     
  4. Paragon_Cisco

    Paragon_Cisco Paragon Moderator

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    Here is a link to the script manual: http://download.paragon-software.com/doc/script_man.pdf

    I do not have an example script with "STRINGDAYOFWEEK" but If you browse to C:\Program Files\Paragon Software\Drive Backup 9 (edition)\scripts\ directory you will find the following scripts:

    cyclbckp.psl
    Iincremental.psl
    Nincremental.psl

    These will provide you with examples of similar scripting.
     
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