Backup destination using Macro Tags

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sfeldner
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Backup destination using Macro Tags

Post by sfeldner »

I know this used to work - a while back - but now I want to use the functionality and I don't think it works anymore? I want to set my Backup Path (in Settings) to "D:\Backup\yyyy-mm-dd\" and I used to do it like this: D:\Backup\$Date\ but it doesn't recognize that Macro Tag -- unless I am doing it wrong
jussij
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Re: Backup destination using Macro Tags

Post by jussij »

I got the following tag by searching for Macro Tags in the Zeus help:

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$Date<d-MMM-yyyy> 
As a test I set the backup folder to the following using the Editor Options, Backup settings:

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c:\temp\Backup\$Date<d-MMM-yyyy>
For me that test created the correctly dated folder and made the backup file in that folder.

NOTE: In that testing, at first and by accident I put a space at the end of the backup folder as shown below:

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'c:\temp\Backup\$Date<d-MMM-yyyy> '
With the space at the end the backup folder the backup did not work.

So check to make sure your do not have any spaces at the end of that backup folder.

Cheers Jussi
sfeldner
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Re: Backup destination using Macro Tags

Post by sfeldner »

This was operator error -- I forgot to specify the format <yyyy-mm-dd>.
Thanks for the help.
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