Setting the path for backup [Backup]

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Setting the path for backup [Backup]

Postby yogi » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:41 pm

Hallo,

it would be helpful if one could set the path for the backup.
I would like to direct the backup for security reasons to another disk or external drive or NAS or usb-stick.
This would belong to the options menu or could be located under File/backup.

Kind regards
Yogi
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Re: Setting the path for backup [Backup]

Postby gunars » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:45 pm

Hi Yogi

You can set the backup path with the "backup.folder" parameter in the cintanotes.settings file in the directory where you have CN running. For example, I have the following:

backup.folder = c:\CintaNotes-backup

Gunars
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Re: Setting the path for backup [Backup]

Postby yogi » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:00 pm

Thanks Gunar,

I use version 2.5.2 which does not have the file in the directory where CN is running. It seems to be located in C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\CintaNotes under Windows 8.1
but changing the value to backup.folder = G:\!CintaNote\!backupAktuell do not work.
I did stop and restart CN.
Windows accepts the change but afterwards cintanotes.settings seem to be overwriten by the original file.

Any suggestions?

Thanks again
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Re: Setting the path for backup [Backup]

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:57 am

Hi Yogi,
yes, when CN is in Program Files, it places all user data into %APPDATA%/CintaNotes, because Program Files is read-only.

Please note that you need to exit CN _before_ you edit the settings file, otherwise your changes will be overwritten by CN when it is shutting down.

So the sequence is as follows:
1) Exit CN
2) Edit settings file
3) Run CN

Hope this helps!
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Re: Setting the path for backup [Backup]

Postby yogi » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:57 pm

Hi Alex
thanks, that helped.
Regards
Yogi
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Re: Setting the path for backup [Backup]

Postby ErikJon » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:52 pm

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Thank you.

However, I think that the best solution for the next version of CintaNotes is to allow the user to decide where he would like to store all automatic back-ups. Something like this in the menus: "File --> Backup --> Set Backup Folder..."
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P.S. I am using CintaNotes 3.01

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