V14 Free- Want Scheduled Full Backup that doesn't overwrite previous

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by tzr916, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. tzr916

    tzr916 Registered Member

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    Not interested in Incremental or Differential. I have a scheduled full disk backup once a week. It works fine but it is over writing the previous week's backup. How can I make it create/save the backup to a new location/folder each week?
     
  2. tzr916

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    Nobody?

    Guess I will try a manual method- after backup is taken, manually rename the folder. The next backup should create new folder...
     
  3. John2222

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  4. tzr916

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    Appreciate the info. Not sure I understand. Where is the "script"? Do I need to modify the script? or is there an option in v14 that enables creating new folder?
     
  5. John2222

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    I'm not sure what features are or are not in the HDM 14 free version vs. the one I am using, HDM 15 paid version. As I recall though if HDM 14 if you manually run the full backup, and point to a folder, such as c:\HDMbackup, then HDM will create a unique subfolder of HDMbackup each week. However, I think you want it to do it automatically which is what I was trying to accomplish with HDM 15.

    The script is stored in c:\Program Files\Paragon Software\HDM 14\scripts (or something similar). Look for the .psl file and look for the section that has the path and date/time format for where it is stored.

    In your case please edit script – change name line to following type.
    arc_name_$(YEAR)_$(MONTH)_$(DAY)_$(HOUR)_$(MINUTE)

    Or post the contents of your script file here and maybe someone can identify the specific change needed.
     
  6. John2222

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    Maybe this will help: In my case here is the "before" line in the script file, and the "after" line which I modified to create unique date/time:

    Before:
    vd_store /path = "J:/Paragon HDM15/" /name = "Backup_HDD0_20141106_1518" /vendor = "PVHD"

    After:
    vd_store /path = "J:/Paragon HDM15/" /name = "arc_11_$(YEAR)_$(MONTH)_$(DAY)_$(HOUR)_$(MINUTE)" /vendor = "PVHD"

    Yours will be slightly different with different path, but notice that the fixed /name= parameter is replaced by variable parameters.
     
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