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    Hi guys
    I just read the thread about power surges and inspector212 mentioned something about setting editor backup files. I then realized I probably don't have anything backed up. Any suggestions on what all should be backed up?
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  • #2
    everything. Are you on a server? Where do you save your files?
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    • #3
      I use the windows backup utility and schedule it to backup the pcdmis directory every friday.
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      • #4
        Yes there are servers available. We have a pretty large network and a common drive for everyone with individual folders probably some sort of RAID setup.

        backup everything?

        You mean the entire pcdmis folder?
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        • #5
          Your IT Department prolly does a backup, ask them,
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          • #6
            Close PC-DMIS and start the setting editor. Select the export button and save that file to the network. When you install a new version. Start the settings editor again but this time select import and find the file.
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            • #7
              Here is another way to copy all your important files. Use the DOS "AT" command. You can set it up to regularly execute a .BAT file. I have created a .BAT file and at 3:00am I copy all important files (like my .PRG files, probe files, aligment file etc) all to a directory on the file server. All automatic. I do not even have to be logged in!

              For help with the good old DOS commands, go here:

              http://www.pcdmisforum.com/showthread.php?t=3979


              Jan.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jan d. View Post
                Here is another way to copy all your important files. Use the DOS "AT" command. You can set it up to regularly execute a .BAT file. I have created a .BAT file and at 3:00am I copy all important files (like my .PRG files, probe files, aligment file etc) all to a directory on the file server. All automatic. I do not even have to be logged in!

                For help with the good old DOS commands, go here:

                http://www.pcdmisforum.com/showthread.php?t=3979


                Jan.

                Doesn't that overwrite the previous copies on there? Bad idea, if one of your programs were changed prior to the backup save. I use Windows Backup and append to the backup database so I can go back by date.
                I used to be high on life but I built up a tolerance.

                Brown & Sharpe Global Advantage
                PCDMIS CAD++ v2011mr2
                PH10MQ/SP600M


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                • #9
                  Example of a .bat file contents

                  xcopy c:\CADfiles\*.* g:\Quality\Layout\CADfiles\*.* /y /e
                  xcopy c:\CMMpix\*.* g:\Quality\Layout\CMMpix\*.* /y /e
                  xcopy c:\CMMsnds\*.* g:\Quality\Layout\snds\*.* /y /e
                  xcopy c:\Probes\*.* g:\Quality\Layout\Probes\*.* /y /e
                  xcopy c:\37_3prgs\*.* g:\Quality\Layout\37_3prgs\*.* /y /e

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                  • #10
                    Copies everything in the folder that has been modified since last xcopy was executed. Pulls off hard drive and sends to network PC. I set this up in Windows Task Scheduler to run everyday.


                    @echo off
                    echo Copy Started

                    xcopy C:\CMM_PROGRAMS(PCDMIS)\*.* \\Parainkcmp3lc\testwrite\Prototype_cell /v/r/y/e/m

                    echo Copy Complete
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