Can B4A Do Archiving Rather Than Backup?

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HairyCactus
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Can B4A Do Archiving Rather Than Backup?

Post by HairyCactus »

Hi,
Can B4A be configured to do Archiving? By "archiving" I mean that it is Always Adding to the destination disk and Never Deleting.

I want to avoid the common short coming of standard backup strategies -that is, when you realize that you've deleted a directory or file 6 months ago and your backups only go back 3 months, you are out of luck -no restoration is possible.

Rather, with an Archive strategy, you Can go back 6 months, or 2 years, or longer and retrieve those "missing" files.

The Archive function would necessarily have to do file versioning so that there is always the most current version as well as previous versions.

I realize that over time the archive could get very big. That is okay in our particular use case.

So, is B4A a good choice for Archiving, or should I be looking in another direction (suggestions are welcome)?

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Re: Can B4A Do Archiving Rather Than Backup?

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

You can use Backup4all for archiving.
The incremental backup type is recommended for you, as it will create a new zip file for each execution, keeping all backup versions in destination.
You can restore any version you want, whenever you need it.
No files are deleted from destination.

HairyCactus
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Re: Can B4A Do Archiving Rather Than Backup?

Post by HairyCactus »

Thank you Adrian, your suggestion sounds like what I'm looking for.

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