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Has anyone setup a script to monitor and 7zip a folder?

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Before I re-invent the wheel - has anyone written anything to monitor a folder and zip it's contents when something new shows? I want to automate zipping our db backups for offsite storage and was hoping something similar exists. Thanks.

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tnek,

I have never seen one.  But you should begin the research for your own script with seangriffin's FileSystemMonitor UDF - that will give you the "new file" bit.  There are a couple of 7-Zip threads about if you search which will help with the rest. ;)

I look forward to seeing the finished article one day. :)

M23


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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tnek,

You know where we are if you run into problems. :)

M23


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Well here is the current code. The folder monitoring code has not been written yet as time has been limited.

;~ =========================================================================================
;~ Lets a user pick a folder and currently only 7zips .bak and .trn files
;~ I wrote this to minimize space used on our backup storage server
;~
;~ by Kent Kroft   2.8.2012
;~  Version 1.0 
;~   STEAL AND MODIFY AT YOUR PLEASURE  - JUST POST YOUR IMPROVEMENTS
;~ =========================================================================================
#region ;Includes, Definitions, etc. ===============================================================
#include <File.au3>
#include <Date.au3>
#include <7Zip.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <EventLog.au3>
Global $aFolders
Global $runLoop
Global $vPathName
Dim $aData[4] = [0, 0, 0, 0]
#endregion ;Includes, Definitions, etc. ===============================================================
#region ;Opens ==============================================================================
$runLoop = 1
$vPathName = FileSelectFolder("Choose a folder.", "", 4)
;~ $vPathName = @DesktopDir
;~ $vPathName = @ScriptDir
;~ $vPathName = 'H:ZippingPractice'
If @error Then
$runLoop = 0
EndIf
#endregion ;Opens ==============================================================================
#region ;Main ===============================================================================
While $runLoop = 1
$aFileList = _FileListToArray($vPathName, '*', 1)
For $j = 1 To $aFileList[0]
  $t = StringRight($aFileList[$j], 3)
  If ($t = "bak") Or ($t = "trn") Then
   $runLoop = _GoZip($vPathName & '' & $aFileList[$j])
  EndIf
  If $runLoop < 1 Then ExitLoop
Next
$runLoop = 0
WEnd
#endregion ;Main ===============================================================================
#region ; Functions ===========================================================================
Func _GoZip($inName)
$vZippedName =  StringLeft($inName, (StringLen($inName) - 4)) & "_" & StringRight($inName,3) & '.7z'
$retResult = _7ZipAdd(0, $vZippedName, $inName, 0, 9)
$hEventLog = _EventLog__Open("", "Folder_Zipper")
If $retResult = 0 Then
  _EventLog__Report($hEventLog, 1, 0, 2, "Administrator", "Failure Zipping: " & $inName, $aData)
  Return 0
Else
  $retResult = FileDelete($inName)
  If $retResult = 0 Then
   _EventLog__Report($hEventLog, 1, 0, 2, "Administrator", "Failure Removing: " & $inName, $aData)
   Return 0
  Else
   Return 1
  EndIf
EndIf
_EventLog__Close($hEventLog)
EndFunc   ;==>_GoZip
#endregion ; Functions ===========================================================================

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