I'm asking this on behalf of our IT department.
They let Vault run its scheduled backups. When it does, the file name seems to be a unique name that includes the date and time. IT runs a backup on computer running Vault. Those backups are already serialized by date. So the serialized Vault backups are redundant.
Is there any way to have Vault backup, preferably to a network drive, every night using the same file name for the backup? If necessary, it could be to a local drive. Using the same file name every time seems to be the key.
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How about the "over-write" part? Can it be made to delete the previous night's backup? Any plans to improve the configurability of the backup feature?
Just so it's understood what's happening: Vault makes its full backup of X gig. Next night, new backup next to the old one - 2X gig. Then 3X, 4X, etc. The backup Vault makes is then getting backed up elsewhere. Once that's backed up, it doesn't need to be backed up again and again. But unless we manually delete the previous files, that's what happens.
Here is an example script that you can use to delete the old backup. You can modify it to fit your needs.
REM PROVIDING THE BEST RESULTS FOR BACKING UP THE VAULT
REM DELETE B AND CASCADE A BACKUP SUBDIRECTORIES
RMDIR /Q /S "C:\Backup\Vault\B"
REN C:\Backup\Vault\A B
REM CREATE A NEW DIRECTORY FOR THE BACKUP
REM START THE BACKUP PROCESS (THIS IS ONE LINE OF TEXT)
"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Data Management Server 2008\ADMS Console\Connectivity.ADMSConsole.exe" –Obackup -B"C:\Backup\Vault\A" -VUadministrator –VP<password> -S
Looks a lot like a batch file. Would this be run from outside Vault? IT tells me Vault doesn't allow scripting.
The backup can run from command line parameters on a schedule using the Windows Task Scheduler.
You can wrap the command line in a batch file and perform what you are looking for.
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