2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2011 8:00 AM by christineb

    Simple question regarding multiple backups

      I am a very new user to this tool.  I have some switches configured to back up nightly as a test of the tool.  They seem to be working fine.  Every night the backups run, and the existing txt document gets overwritten.

       

      Now, I would really like to take advantage of the Dated Configs folder and have it move the existing file to that folder and put a time/date stamp on it before creating the new backup document.  I have seen this alluded to in the documentation, but I cannot figure out how to make it happen.

       

      Thanks!

      Z

        • Re: Simple question regarding multiple backups
          christineb

          Hi Z  - CatTools will datestamp and move the currently saved config on disk into the Dated configs folder; but only if there is a change detected. If there's no change, the old one isn't moved. 

          --Christine

          • Re: Simple question regarding multiple backups
            christineb

            Hi Z - our lead dev on CatTools just sent me a workaround in case you do want to save every day's config. There's a bit of a trade off though. 

            He said....

            It is possible to 'fudge' saving a new file every day with a unique time stamp, by setting the 'Current config' filename to include the %DateISO% filename variable; however you then lose the diff comparison feature because Cattools will be looking for an existing current config with the current date when the backup activity runs; whereas the current file will have yesterday's date (i.e. the date the file was created).

             As Cattools fails to find a 'previous' config file; it simply reports every time the activity runs that the 'Config is new'.

            --Christine