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VB code to make Digita backups manageable

Because Digita products do not produce separate data files, users are forced to use their own backup software, which automatically creates a new backup file on every run, increasing the size of the backup folder every night (for nightly backups). This causes me a problem in that my off-site backups grow massively every day, increasing my off-site storage costs and the time it takes the backup to run. I delete the old files when I remember, but it is a hassle to do it every day.

Someone has told me that it would only take about four lines of Visual Basic code to move the backup files to a separate folder, overwriting the previous day's backup, leaving a single file to be backed up for each programme, instead of one for every day.

Does anyone know how to do that?
Tom Trainer

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By Anonymous
19th Sep 2008 20:55

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Thanks again Bob

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By 3569787
03rd May 2016 19:41

Use Schedule Task under Control Panel

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19th Sep 2008 07:19

Automation
Any way I can automate it, Bob?

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By 3569787
03rd May 2016 19:41

Use Notepad/Wordpad

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18th Sep 2008 08:00

Thanks Bob
By the way, I failed to make clear the full extent of my ignorance: how do I put the code in a file? What sort of file?

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By 3569787
03rd May 2016 19:42

Yes you are right

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