PA 21.00.18 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
I made a big .PA file and thought I’d check it was made correctly with Menu / Actions / Test.
a) PA always issues a UAC prompt to do this!
b) PA always says there are many errors in PA files.
WinRAR 5 has a rather useful option in some cases, which is to be able to create an archive by replacing identical files with a reference to the first occurrence (hardlink) within the archive.
In case you choose to convert the file with PowerArchiver to another format, however, the resulting archive does not have all the files. It does not consider those that were present as hardlinks.
If you do a normal extraction of the RAR archive instead, even with PowerArchivier, all the files are extracted correctly.
Backup Express do not take spaced foldernames
Problem/error seen in PA v. 9.00.33….Backup Express running on XP-Home SP1/(2)
Setting up a PBS to backup two folders i.e. “c:\Documents and settings\Folder1” and “c:\Documents and settings\Folder2” does not result in any archive-file (both folders contain several files and sub-folders) :confused: .
By adding one more folder to the backup-list - named without any spaces i.e. “c:\Folder3” - the problem/error does not occur and ALL expected files from …\Folder1, …\Folder2 & Folder3 are added to the archive :D
(Settings: include subfolders & store relative folder)
Using a dummy-folder & -file makes it work for me - but -…please, corrigate in new versions
Works for me !?
Win2k - PA 09.00.34 test.
If you want to check - link to the test version is in thread :-
If there is still a problem, rename the pbs file to txt and attach it (as I did here).
Inspired by TBGBe’s PBS-file, I have tried using BH in stead of ZIP as archive-format and that makes the difference between :) (BH) and :mad: (ZIP).
Both of the attached PBS-files works with BH and only one with ZIP (PA v. 9.00.34)
Tried again (now on Win98 though so may be different) - Zip fails IF the option “Add timestamp to backup” is selected.
Turn this option off and I think the pbs works.
thanks for the info!
Zip still don’t work on XP-Home/SP1(2) :(
OK - Now back on Win2k
Here it appears that the “problem” occurs with the Store Relative Folder setting
Active - Fails
Not Active - Succeeds
(TimeStamp setting does NOT matter) ?!
Maybe there is also a Op Sys difference?
Both (Win 2k) pbs in attachment.
I have tried without activating “Store relative folder” - and IT WORKS (= as seen on Win2K) :)
adding timestamp does’nt matter on XP either (= as seen on Win2K) :)
=> Problem only occur with the combination of “path with spaces” & “Store relative folder” & “archive to ZIP” & running on Win2K or XP (Winver. 5)
The issue will be fixed in next release!
please check it with 9.00.35 release:
And make sure you test it a bit so there are no other issues.
Checked 9.00.35 on Win98.
Using Zip_NOT_OK.pbs as supplied by FredeFup (just changed C: to D: ) :D
PBS now works with both “Add timestamp to backup” and “Store Relative Folder” Active.