Only zip works in backupexpress lite



  • i do have a problem choosing any other compression method than zip in backup express lite. only zip starts the backup, any other method doesn’t do anything? it worked before (using a scheduled task) but checking back after days it didn’t start any more, something to do with the update to the latest version? i really need tar gzip as compression, but it just doesn’t do anything if i start the script manually or if i click on “do backup” after editing a script (absolutely nothing happens).



  • Just tried manually starting an old PBS script (Blakhole) - this worked.
    Then created a new script (Tar.Gz) - also worked.

    PA 9.50.01

    What happens if you create a completely new script (not editing an existing one)?



  • if i click on “do backup” at the end, it just doesn’t start. it just closes the dialogue and nothing happens. it only works with zip. perhaps important to mention that i’m using windows server 2003? argh, it worked once and i have absolutely no idea why it just doesn’t work anymore.



  • Maybe Win2003 - I am on Windows Xp.

    If you look at the pbs file contents (e.g. open in NotePad), does it seem correct? Could you post it?

    Here is mine:
    @CheckTGZ.pbs:

    [General]
    Archive=D:\Testing\CheckTGZ.tar
    Compression=1
    TimeStamp=0
    TimeStampText=_YMDHmS
    RelativeFolderInfo=0
    GrowZip=0
    DoNotDeleteExisting=0
    AddArchiveBit=0
    ResetArchive=0
    MakeLarge=1
    UseSpanning=0
    ShowDone=1
    Aes=0
    TimeStampMode=0
    RunSilent=1
    IncludeSubFolders=1
    Action=0
    [FileTime]
    FTMode=0
    FTDays=0
    FTHours=0
    FTMinutes=0
    ATMode=0

    FtpArchive=0
    [Files]
    F1=D:\Testing\psdtest\title.psd
    F2=D:\Testing\psdtest\dark.psd
    F3=D:\Testing\psdtest\driftwood.psd
    F4=D:\Testing\psdtest\menu.psd
    F5=D:\Testing\psdtest\psdtest.psd
    [Filters]
    Mode=0



  • Just a thought to verify this is not a filename/workspace problem.

    If you compress (Tar.Gz) the same files/folders to the same destination using PA (e.g. via context menu) instead of PBS, does it complete OK?


  • conexware

    If you do not have many files, try deleting each one of them from the list to determine what is causing the problem.

    thanks,



  • ok, i manually edited the pbs file, and it works now. so it seems to be a bug related to the backup express interface unable to edit the pbs file correctly. i’ll do all future pbs jobs now with a simple plain text editor. no hassle any more 🙂


 

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