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Full Backup Of Weather Display
« on: May 13, 2019, 12:42:10 AM »
I have a quick question concerning backups. I had an HDD failure in January and had to reinstall everything from ground zero. PC was upgraded from WIN XP to WIN7 Ultimate during this. With a lot of help and some file snooping I have now ( I Think) got everything working as it should. The XP machine gave me a solid 10 years of service and was a recycle from my former workplace. I need to know if there is a way to backup ALL the configurations files and at least the last 30 days of data ( if feasible) so I will have a starting place when the next failure comes round. I have played around with a few backup programs and just begun experimenting with a program called Bit Replica from Auslogics. Not sure if that would be a candidate or not but if WD has that option and I haven't stumbled across it yet I feel that would be best.

Thanks for any suggestions on the question.

Thanks
Wayne

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Re: Full Backup Of Weather Display
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 02:26:53 AM »
WD does that auto for you daily
in the databackup folder
as long as the switch is on under control panel, databackup

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Re: Full Backup Of Weather Display
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 07:50:02 AM »
That's great news. So that basically if I can extract this data from the old failed drive I would have a copy of the original setup data.
And my backup for my current setup is available on the disc that I operate from now.

Thanks so much for the education on this!


WT

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Re: Full Backup Of Weather Display
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 08:27:49 AM »
there is also a FAQ on the WD forum for how to transfer WD to a new pc too

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Re: Full Backup Of Weather Display
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 04:43:45 PM »
@ kg4muc: If you are looking for a general purpose backup program I can recommend SyncBackSE. In addition to all the usual stuff it supports backup via FTP so you can backup your website to a PC, or PC stuff to the webserver.

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Re: Full Backup Of Weather Display
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 01:39:34 PM »
Backing up and sending monthly zip data backup files to a web server works fine.
But would it be possible to send them to any folder I choose on the web server so that they are not scattered everywhere?
If so how?

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Re: Full Backup Of Weather Display
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 01:05:14 PM »
Out of interest, how many of these backups do I need. There are many there with my other web files so do i need them all or are they best left alone?

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Re: Full Backup Of Weather Display
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 06:23:59 PM »
not sure what you are meaning exactly and in what context?

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Re: Full Backup Of Weather Display
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 11:07:00 AM »
Ok Brian.
There’s a lot of Wd databackups on my server as you know Wd backs them up and sends them to my webspace. How many do I need to keep or leave well alone?
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Re: Full Backup Of Weather Display
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 08:37:59 PM »
you just need to keep the latest

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Re: Full Backup Of Weather Display
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2019, 10:43:44 PM »
Thanks Brian