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Subject: RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop
Thread ID: 393913 Message ID: 394017 # Views: 41 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 Category: Forms
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2013 5:10:19 PM         
   


> Foxites:
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> Up to now, I have been using various freeware backup solutions such as Cobian Gravity and SyncBack for my needs. My requirements are not that rigorous: I am merely saving the files on my laptop. Yet I longed for something simpler than these full-blown packages.
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> So when I read Tom Knauf’s Foxite post on his own backup method a couple months back, I fell in love with its simplicity. It calls for putting daily backups on separate devices, so that is what I tried to reproduce in this demo form using USB devices.
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> While it's designed to look for a USB with a day folder in it such as "Monday" or "Tuesday", you can adapt this method to run backups to any device.
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> I've been working on this off and on for 10 days or more, so I have not used it very long.   Still, I need to get it off my desk so I can get back to my day job :- ) It was a challenge, so I hope there are not too many bugs I missed.
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> The only trouble I know about is that it does not like creating directories where there's a period "." in the folder name.   Appreciate it if someone has an idea how to solve that issue.   Regardless, I appreciate all the code I got from several Foxite contributions.
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>
* * * * * Update 12/28/2013 * * * * 

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> Thanks to input from Jun, made following changes:
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> a. Got the multi-select OLE drag/drop to work for the trash can ( Hacker's guide had a great example ).
> b. Added a capability to write to a disk of your choice rather than use dated USBs.
> c. Fixed a problem with monthly and yearly backup dates
> d. mdot issues cleaned up. Note, I often select a dummy table named vfpsafe.dbf
> e. The size of the form now fits a small laptop screen and you can manually resize it. I decided
> it was better to manually code the resizing. In this case, you get more control and I didn't
> want to have the zoom in/zoom out effect of the resizer class I looked at.
>
> The demo form is here: Camelot_backup.zip   2.3 MB
>
> Documentation is here: Camelot_backup_help.htm
>
> Dan B.
>
>

Dan,

please never change a message which has got replies, it's very confusing.

There's a fine line between helping and adding to the confusion.

How to create sample data

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Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/26/2013 3:54:41 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Pete Sass @ 12/26/2013 1:25:02 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/26/2013 3:05:56 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Pete Sass @ 12/26/2013 9:20:42 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/27/2013 3:05:22 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/28/2013 2:07:26 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by David Mustakim @ 12/28/2013 2:21:10 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/28/2013 2:44:57 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/28/2013 6:09:33 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by David Mustakim @ 12/28/2013 3:40:55 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/30/2013 12:01:49 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/30/2013 9:07:10 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Pete Sass @ 12/28/2013 6:05:30 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/27/2013 1:32:33 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/27/2013 3:02:33 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by David Mustakim @ 12/27/2013 3:35:54 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/27/2013 4:19:24 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/27/2013 3:55:33 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/28/2013 12:44:08 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/28/2013 4:48:45 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/28/2013 5:47:39 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Tore Bleken @ 12/28/2013 5:10:19 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/28/2013 6:04:24 PM