Can not get script to work in Win 7



  • I am trying the latest Free version on a new Win 7 computer and the script file for backups seems like to be working but no file is created. This worked fine on my old Vista computer. I must be missing something simple but can’t figure it out.


  • conexware

    try running backup as administrator and see if that works



  • I ran PA as Admin, then the script backup file. As before the files scroll through the window showing Compressing through the list of files but the Zip if never created. this is the script file

    [General]
    Archive=C:\safe\PABackup.zip
    TimeStamp=0
    TimeStampText=-M-D-H-m-S
    TimeStampMode=0
    ScanArchive=0
    Overwritef=1
    AddQueue=0
    AddLocal=1
    AddLocal2=0
    AddLocal3=0
    LocalDir2=
    LocalDir3=
    IncludeSubFolders=1
    IncHidden=0
    Compression=1
    CompressionM=1
    Action=0
    vssmode=1
    vssext=
    EncPassword=1
    RelativeFolderInfo=1
    ShowDone=1
    RunSilent=1
    RunSilentMode=1
    GrowZip=0
    UseOptimized=1
    AddArchiveBit=0
    AddSolid=1
    WriteD=0
    ResetArchive=0
    UseSpanning=0
    CSpanSize=1400
    TestArchive=0
    LogToFile=0
    LogFile=C:\Users\Marc\Documents\Backups\Logs%backupscriptname%.txt
    EmailLog=0
    Encmode=0
    Hidepassword=0
    Encfilenames=0

    [FileTime]
    FTMode=0
    FTDays=0
    FTHours=0
    FTMinutes=0
    FTDate=0
    [FileSize]
    FSMode=0
    FSSize=0
    FSSizeMode=0
    [Schedule]
    Mode=0
    Time=0
    Days=

    [CD]
    BurnArchive=0

    FtpArchive=0
    FtpLimit=
    Directory=

    eMailArchive=0
    Smtp=
    Port=25
    To=
    From=backup@mydomain.com
    Text=Please find logs of the %backupscriptname% attached.
    Subject=%backupscriptname% backup log

    [Files]
    F1=C:\My Documents Letters\


  • conexware

    find pabackup.exe in explorer, right click on it and select always run as admin.

    This will run it as admin for sure.

    if that doesnt work, try creating simple script that compresses same folder and see if that works.



  • LogFile=C:\Users\Marc\Documents\Backups\Logs%back upscriptname%.txt

    If I use Total commander I can fine \Documents but no Backup folder

    If I go to My Computer C drive… I do not have a Documents folder but a My Documents folder but no Backup folder under that… maybe that is the problem?


  • conexware

    yes, you do need to reselect those folders!



  • What a Pain, I got it to work once but can’t get it to work backuping up the folders I want. Win 7 Sucks, and this should not be this hard, it was so easy on my Vista computer.


  • conexware

    only difference should be location of folders and permissions, nothing else… this is why i suggested recreation of script and seeing if that works.



  • I tried creating 5-6 new script files, still no luck?



  • I just tried 7 zip command line version and made several Zip files using the same files and folders. It appears PA and my Win 7 computer don’t like each other for some reason???


  • conexware

    Ive just tried creating a backup using your script and it worked like a charm.
    Still doing some testing to see what could be up.

    Just to be clear, there is absolutely no zip archive created in the C:\safe\ folder ?



  • Correct No zip file is created, you can see the Compressing message for each file but the Zip file never gets created. I made sure the Safe folder has full read wirte permissions… still no luck but 7 zip command line works

    If I use PA and just compress a few files or a folder to C:\Safe it works… very strange.


  • conexware

    After Backup finishes, please take a screenshot of the Backup progress screen showing everything that was done. You can either post it here or email it to mili at conexware dot com



  • I figured it out, if I backup (zip) a small folder it works fine but when I select this one folder that has all my emails it does not work. I guess there is a limit of x hundred or thousands of files that can be backup / zipped?


  • conexware

    Number of files should not really matter.
    You were able to zip the exact same folder using PowerArchiver? And same one will not work using backup, right?

    How many files are in there?



  • Maybe I spoke too soon, this new email program was miminized on the tool bar and I think since the email files were busy PA could not Zip them but it gave no error. I made sure the email program was closed and it appears to be working…… it will take 10 min or so to finish. It it does not work I will let you know but it looks like it is working so far… an error message stating the files are open would be helpful, thanks



  • That must have been the problem, but I would have thought that the zip file would be created for all the other files and just skip the files that were open or locked by Windows.


  • conexware

    thanks for the update!

    you should try using the VSS(Volume Shadow Copy) option which can compress files in use.
    You can find it in the “Alerts & VSS” tab in backup.



  • Thanks


 

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