Cloud uploads - some advice needed



  • PA2016

    I’m just beginning to make greater use of clouds i.e. Google Drive and Dropbox.

    If, when I have an archive open, I can select one or the other clouds and be given a cloud folder tree. When I Upload interactively to the cloud(s), my archive/file goes into the folder I specified.

    However, I want to do most of this on schedules using pbs backup scripts. In these, under the Cloud destination tab, (see screen snip) there is a Destination field for the cloud.

    I have tried several permutations on this, but without any working properly. I therefore welcome advice on this; specifically:-

    • is the cloud destination truly a folder on the cloud website i.e. in my Dropbox account online, or is it in fact the local folder on my PC used for the up/down/sync between cloud and my machine?
    • depending on what the answer is, how do I specify the folder in my PBS script? what is the format?

    For example, I have a folder on Dropbox called “AUDIT”. I want my local archive, Backup_audit.zipx, to be saved to 3 places - my archive folder in My Documents, my backup USB flash, and also into the AUDIT folder in my Dropbox cloud.
    The first two work fine, but the third automated cloud upload does not. should the cloud destination be given as just AUDIT, or https:/dropbox(etc)/AUDIT or what?

    I’m missing a trick here, and please forgive my stupid questions.
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  • conexware

    Indeed, it always uploads to the Root folder even when a specified folder is entered.
    Logging this in, thank you for bringing it up!



  • @Mili:

    Indeed, it always uploads to the Root folder even when a specified folder is entered.
    Logging this in, thank you for bringing it up!

    I’ve got the latest PA (16.03.01), and my .pbs script, which is supposed to upload the archive to a folder called PGP on my GoogleDrive, is still uploading to the root.

    Either I’m not specifying the cloud target folder right, or something else is amiss. I’d appreciate any help on this.

    Thanks in advance.


  • conexware

    @PA_Fan:

    I’ve got the latest PA (16.03.01), and my .pbs script, which is supposed to upload the archive to a folder called PGP on my GoogleDrive, is still uploading to the root.

    Either I’m not specifying the cloud target folder right, or something else is amiss. I’d appreciate any help on this.

    Thanks in advance.

    Hello!

    We have still have this issue logged in for the dev team to investigate and fix. This thread is attached to it and we’ll let you know as soon as we have addressed it so you may check it out.

    Thanks for checking up.



  • @Mili:

    Hello!

    We have still have this issue logged in for the dev team to investigate and fix. This thread is attached to it and we’ll let you know as soon as we have addressed it so you may check it out.

    Thanks for checking up.

    No problem. I wasn’t sure whether it had been fixed yet.


  • conexware

    with today’s update, backup can upload to specified cloud folders

    /foldername in the destination directory field will work;

    http://dl.powerarchiver.com/2016/powarc161007.exe

    Let us know if it works OK for you and thank you for the report



  • @Mili:

    with today’s update, backup can upload to specified cloud folders

    /foldername in the destination directory field will work;

    http://dl.powerarchiver.com/2016/powarc161007.exe

    Let us know if it works OK for you and thank you for the report

    I’ve tried this with both Dropbox and Google Drive.

    Dropbox doesn’t seem to do anything i.e. not uploaded. Google I’ve tried with folder designations /My Drive/Backups, /Backups and variations, also with backslashes but my archive always ends of in the root folder and not in the Backups folder.


  • conexware

    @PA_Fan:

    I’ve tried this with both Dropbox and Google Drive.

    Dropbox doesn’t seem to do anything i.e. not uploaded. Google I’ve tried with folder designations /My Drive/Backups, /Backups and variations, also with backslashes but my archive always ends of in the root folder and not in the Backups folder.

    thanks for the info.
    Can you please send your .pbs script to support at conexware dot com and we’ll take a look



  • @Mili:

    thanks for the info.
    Can you please send your .pbs script to support at conexware dot com and we’ll take a look

    I’ll do that. I’ll also send a snip of the clouds page of the script edit, as there seems to be no mention of the cloud in the .pbs file if I look at it with a text editor.


  • conexware

    Got the info and the .pbs and will give it a check.

    Thanks!



  • @Mili:

    Got the info and the .pbs and will give it a check.

    Thanks!

    Still don’t seem to have this working as it should. All my cloud uploads via .pbs to Google Drive continue to go to the root My Drive and never to a subdirectory i.e. My Drive/Taxfiles/ (for example).

    The pbs file seems to have no reference to the cloud, although a file does get uploaded to there (albeit the root).


  • conexware

    thanks for the update! gonna check it as we “speak” and confirm the issue, then log in as necessary.
    thanks!


  • Alpha Testers

    Personally I’m amazing anyone can manage to actually have an idea of how this should work.
    I had a look at it when it first appeared in PA and found it utterly baffling. I couldn’t make any sense of it or how one was supposed to use it.


  • conexware

    should be used as you would enter a destination folder for an FTP server.
    We had fixed this and it worked previously where, for example, /Dropbox/subfoldername/ is typed in for the destination folder and the backup would be saved there.
    logging this in for fixing, thanks for the heads up!


  • conexware

    small tweak, to upload to subfolder, omit the root folder (dropbox in above post) and type in /test/ to upload to initial subfolder, and that works.
    Uploading to /test/test1/ is what needs to be fixed and is logged in.

    sorry for the confusion, thanks again for the heads up!


 

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