Have you ever shut down the computer while still performing a backup?
If not, then ignore this post.
Otherwise, this program may be helpful.
It is registered in the startup folder after a query and then runs with every system start and ends only with system shutdown.
Whenever a backup activity begins or ends, a message is generated.
This prevents the computer from being accidentally turned off while a backup is still active.
; BackupDetector.exe Backup attention popup. ;============================================================================================================== ; Programm Name: BackupDetector.exe ; Description: Monitoring backup activities. ; Whenever a backup activity starts or ends, a message is generated. ; This eliminates the possibility of accidentally turning off the computer while a backup is still active. ; Syntax: BackupDetector.exe (no Parameters) ; Return Value(s): None. It's a never ending programm. ; Author: Exit ( http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/user/45639-exit ) ; SourceCode: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=199161 Version: 2019.06.21 ; COPYLEFT: © 2019 Freeware by "Exit" ; ALL WRONGS RESERVED ;============================================================================================================== #pragma compile(AutoItExecuteAllowed, True) #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_SaveSource=y #NoTrayIcon If Not @Compiled Then Opt("TrayIconHide", 0) Opt("ExpandVarStrings", 1) #include <_SingleScript.au3> ; http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=178681 _SingleScript() ; Close all running scripts with the same name $l = (StringRight(@OSLang, 2) = "07") ? 0 : 1 ; German=0 other=1 $sScriptShortcut = @AppDataDir & "\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\" & StringTrimRight(@ScriptName, 3) & "lnk" If @Compiled Then If Not FileExists($sScriptShortcut) Then $rc = MsgBox(4 + 32 + 256 + 262144, Default, $l ? _ "Should the program run at every system start?" : _ "Soll das Programm bei jedem Systemstart ausgeführt werden?") If $rc = 6 Then $rc = FileCreateShortcut(@ScriptFullPath, $sScriptShortcut) MsgBox(64 + 262144, Default, ($rc ? "" : ("--> " & ($l ? "NO" : "KEINE") & " <-- ")) & _ ($l ? "Shortcut created in the startup folder." : "Verknüpfung im Startordner erstellt.")) EndIf EndIf EndIf $bMessagebox = False $hPid = 0 While Sleep(5000) If ProcessExists("vssvc.exe") Then ; is Volume Shadow Copy running? If $bMessagebox = False Then If $hPid Then ProcessClose($hPid) $sText = $l ? "The backup is now running. @HOUR@:@MIN@:@SEC@@LF@" & _ "Please do not turn off the computer." & @LF & _ "When the backup is finished, a new message appears." : _ "Die Sicherung läuft jetzt. @HOUR@:@MIN@:@SEC@@LF@" & _ "Den Computer bitte nicht ausschalten." & @LF & _ "Wenn die Sicherung beendet ist, erscheint eine neue Meldung." $sCommand = '$rc = MsgBox(64+262144,@ScriptName & " on " & @Computername,"' & $sText & '") + Sleep(2147483647)' ; Retain PID due to sleep $sCommand = '"' & StringReplace($sCommand, '"', '""') & '"' $hPid = ShellExecute(@AutoItExe, ' /AutoIt3ExecuteLine ' & $sCommand) $bMessagebox = True EndIf Else If $bMessagebox = True Then If $hPid Then ProcessClose($hPid) $sText = $l ? "The backup is done. @HOUR@:@MIN@:@SEC@@LF@" & _ "The computer can (but does not have to) be turned off." & @LF & _ "Thank you for your patience, now you can press 'OK'." : _ "Die Sicherung ist fertig. @HOUR@:@MIN@:@SEC@@LF@" & _ "Der Computer kann (aber muss nicht) ausgeschaltet werden." & @LF & _ "Vielen Dank für ihre Geduld. Nun können Sie 'OK' drücken." $sCommand = '$rc = MsgBox(64+262144,@ScriptName & " on " & @Computername,"' & $sText & '") + Sleep(2147483647)' ; Retain PID due to sleep $sCommand = '"' & StringReplace($sCommand, '"', '""') & '"' $hPid = ShellExecute(@AutoItExe, ' /AutoIt3ExecuteLine ' & $sCommand) $bMessagebox = False EndIf EndIf WEnd ; End of BackupDetector script
the following script is running quite nicely for a friend of mine doing a year of work and travel to have a backup at home for all the pics and movies taken with her mobile phone,
At home: a VMWARE virtual machine with dropbox installed for her DB account
On-the-Road: One mobile phone, Camera Uploads are activated for her dropbox account, one Laptop.
The idea is to have a copy of *ALL* pictures and movies taken with the mobile phone *OUTSIDE* the dropbox folder, so that the DB Max Size is never exceeded.
The script is running at home and doing this:
Copy all content from the "Camera Upload Folder" within the dropbox folder to some folder *OUTSIDE* the DB folder Move all content from the "Camera Upload Folder" do some other folder *INSIDE* the DB folder to indicate, that the backup copies at home were done successfully
Dropbox is also installed on the Laptop she has with her. So on the Laptop she checks from time to time the destination folder inside the dropbox folder and moves the pics / movies on the laptop to some other folder outside the dropbox as well. By that final step the images are moved out of the dropbox on the mobile phone as well, so that there is always space left to sync more pics / movies.
As moving pics / movies out of the dropbox folder on the laptop doesn't touch the copies in the mobile phone's "Gallery", she has all the pics / movies at all three locations:
Mobile Phone Laptop VM at home
The folder names propably are different for non-German localized Windows and Dropbox, just modify them to meet your localization.
Profiler - yet another backup script for Firefox and Thunderbird profiles
It automatically detects the last recently used profile directories of Firefox and Thunderbird (installed versions, no portables).
Clicking the Backup-Button creates a complete Backup of the found profiles with a timestamp.
Restore deletes the according profile dir and extracts the content of the selected archive into the profile directory.
Uses Winrar as compression tool, but feel free to change it to your needs
is there a way to post into the "Usenet" with autoit ?
I didn't found any resources about it online.
I found a very old AutoIt script for obtaining file version information (Properties > Details items like the version string, product name, copyright, etc.). It didn't work very well, so I rewrote it after I discovered FileGetVersion().
The problem is that FileGetVersion() is returning outdated information that seems to belong to an old version of the file, long after the file has been deleted and recreated. Windows Explorer, on the other hand, shows up-to-date version info in the Properties > Details tab because (I think) it's accessing the cached file metadata and/or the latest version of the file. This looks similar to the Windows behavior in which (e.g.) the modification time for a previous incarnation of a file is still displayed by dir even after the file has been deleted and recreated. The timestamp is updated eventually, but in my case "eventually" is approaching infinity.
Is there a way in AutoIt to force retrieval of the latest file version properties? Failing that, is there some external method (like a command or admin setting) that can force Windows to return the latest version info when requested by a program?