ADE ADE Backup Utility

scruffyduck

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I am sure y'all have good backup tools that you use regularly. We are moving our installation method to copying an update into an existing ADE installation. This does mean that if the update goes wrong then the existing installation is likely to be compromised. This small utility will take a zip archive backup of any folder in your computer - its not specific to ADE but I made it so that it can be used before updating an existing installation. Of course if you have a better method and can backup the installation before updating then please use that.

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The program will store multiple backups for multiple folders. It could be used to archive older version of ADE which could be recovered if needed. Future updates to ADE will specifically advise on backing up an installation before updating it. There are a few notes with the program as to how to use it but it is pretty much self explanatory. I will try and tidy it up a bit. I am aware that archive and backup are used interchangeably and that needs sorting out.

This is a beta program so please test it on some non critical folder first ;)
 

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I'm not sure you should bother. For years, against all your advice to the contrary, I've unzipped the update and dumped it on top of the existing installation.
Only once has there been an 'Oh bu**er' moment that's necesitated me doing the exactly the same thing but with the previous release.
 

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yep. Well it's written. As they say. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
 

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no, I am making my get out of jail card. If some user screws up and fails to make a backup then I have covered my rear end and can call them careless
 
A handy little tool Jon. I can see me using it for all sorts of stuff. Might wait until it's out of beta though :)
 

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Thanks Dick - I have found a couple of small bugs so there will be an update
 
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