06-19-2008 06:39 AM
I use the Act! Scheduler to create backups, it works very well. I run this on a daily basis... and found that the backed up ".zip" files are never being overwritten (always a new file with a new timestamp is being created). The files are 1G each.
Obviously... my question is... how do I keep the last file, and be rid of the prior files automatically? Do I have to write a batch file to do this, or isn't there some less convoluted way inside the Act! Scheduler?
06-19-2008 07:54 AM
06-23-2008 11:04 AM
10-19-2011 03:44 AM
Having a similar kind of problem
we have ACT! By Sage Premium for Web 2010 Version 188.8.131.52, Hot Fix 1
I have set up the scheduler to keep the last 5 before overwriting the backups. Problem is the scheduler seems to stop after it has done 5 and doesn't attempt to do anymore backups. I can see in out logs the 5 backups are all successful on the dates but then nothing after. If I go in to act scheduler I have to press the "start service" link to start so for some reason the scheduler stops after 5 backups.
Any idea why it does not perform backups after the first 5? I have it to backup on every weekday
10-19-2011 04:04 AM
10-19-2011 04:29 AM
Thanks for the reply
Act scheduler log shows results: task completed and no errors on any attempted backups.
Looked in windows event log but couldn't find anything. Never used this before so not sure what I'm looking for in there really?
10-19-2011 05:51 AM
10-19-2011 06:37 AM
Thanks again for your help
Had a look in the Windows event log but can't find anything to do with ACT. Never used this before but tried various tabs and events etc but couldnt find anything around the times that looked like an act backup.
If you could please tell me where to look etc I might be able to find out?
The option in scheduler is selected to only keep the last 5 backups so will overwrite oldest one after that. But only ever seems to create 5 backups when I start the service and then it stops after that instead of creating daily.
The folder act saves the backups too is on the desktop of the server running act scheduler. As said can see the zipped backups in there but only the original 5 that gets created from the start date of act scheduler. Can't see any indication of any overwriting etc.
10-19-2011 06:46 AM