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Automatic Backup Help

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Automatic Backup Help

I am totally new to Toucan but found it really useful in getting an external HDD mirrored to another. What I need now is to be able to perform an automatic backup every weekend, and will need to scale this over multiple HDDs(this is a longer term issue).

I went through the forum, but would love to have a primer wherein I can create a batch file to run a saved job on a schedule. I have zero knowledge of Lua but can hash up something with some help. Thanks.

Steve Lamerton
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are two ways of doing this, either you have Toucan running all the time and it performs backups at the right time using a script, or you run the Window Task Scheduler and get it to run Toucan with an appropriate command line parameter.

There are quite a lot of Task Scheduler examples on the internet, so if you want to do it the other way then you need a script that simply loops and waits, there are some examples of sleep functions here. If you need any help don't hesitate to ask!

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