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Postby bahri » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:07 am

Thanks for fbackup.

I have two problems.

1. the "Run program befor backup" does not show anything, and there is no folder icon that enables me to start a program of my choice.

2. When archiving full is there an option to bachup only the files with the archive bit on and the clear it after backup?

I can't find info about these topics, please help


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Postby Adrian (Softland) » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:41 pm


1. The "Run action before backup" feature allows you to run a single action: Clear Backup. You cannot choose a specific program to run.

2. You cannot backup only the files with the archive bit set.

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Postby xavierk » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:57 pm

In regards to #1, I am curious why does all the documentation talk about the ability to set your own commands. The main website also states this:

actions before/after backup.

For each backup job you can define an action to execute before or after the backup. As an example, you can set a "Clear backup" action before the backup runs, so that all the previous backed up files will be cleared before loading the new ones. As an after-backup action, you can set it to stand by, log off, hibernate or even shut down the computer once the backup successfully finished.

This would make this tool very useful for many of my projects where their budget doesn't allow for the expensive software.

Thank you,


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Postby Adrian (Softland) » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:47 pm


If you go to Advanced page, you can see all the actions you mentioned. No other user defined actions can be added.

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