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Toucan Backups- How to save/ splitt in small backupe Files?

Hallo,

How can i save/ splitt in smaller Backupe Files? - For copy to DVD, CD and so on.
Then when i will do a Backup from any HD´s or path´s (more than 4 GB)than stopp the process with an error.
I missing in Toucan/ or i can´t find the switch from 7-zip to splitt files to more than one archives.

Thanks for support,
bodobob

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guess you are working on a FAT formatted drive then? At the moment Toucan doesn't support splitting archives, to be honest this is the first time it has ever been requested! I will have a look at it and see if there is a neat way of adding it though Smile

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Hallo Steve Lamerton, at

Hallo Steve Lamerton,

at first i find your works very well.

It should be "elementary" to splitt backups at creating to more then one file, also when using 7-Zip PRG this support splitting ;).
I believe, most user don´t have a Drive was can save the same size of a Backup as the original Drive. The best will be to implemented a PRG like "InfraRecorder" to save the backup- set to DVD or CD ( in one step, DVD by DVD- than i have in most time place on my HD´s for a DVD and a little bit more like a list-file-)and store this on a save place.
I´d use some "Backup"- Prgs, but the most are unpraktikable. Was help me a Backup who can be infect with the same, why i need a backup? The best is to create with a usually prg like *. zip, *.rar or so on, then when i lost my original PRG or/ and PRG- Key, can i restore my files with the win-system owen ZIP- function or easy to become Packing PRG (from a external medium like DVD). Unimportant, how old my Backup- set is and on wich system (Win, XP, Vista, Linux etc.) i would restore my files.

The same by archiving files there only use place on system, but should saved for possible later use.

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You can rename the 7za.exe to

You can rename the 7za.exe to 7za2.exe in App\Toucan, write a program name 7za.exe which take the command line arguments and attach the split option of 7zip, then pass it to the 7za2.exe and you can have splitted backup file.

I use autoit to do this, with just 2 lines of code,

#include <string.au3>
RUN("7za2.exe " & _StringInsert($CmdLineRaw," -v4300m",1))

You can change 4300m to any size you want.

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at first: sorry for my

at first: sorry for my english.

to *.exe: you mean simply creat a batch- file with the command lines (#include
RUN("7za2.exe " & _StringInsert($CmdLineRaw," -v4300m",1))) and rename to 7za.exe ??

thanks for answeres

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I use a script language to

I use a script language to create the 7za.exe, it calls "autoit".
You can download and install it, create a script file with that 2 lines, and use the "compile" function in "autoit" to convert the script to a .exe file

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Great hint, exactly what I

Great hint, exactly what I needed.

Still, it would be great to see this feature in the Toucan GUI.
Should be easy to add this to the GUI as it is basically forwarding some command line options. To me it would make life much easier as well as for some people that ask my help with backups or worse: come to me with their broken HDs.
Toucan was so far my preferred option for desktop backups: small, unbloatet and does well what it does.
@Steve, thank you for the work that has gone into it!

edit: Unfortunately the does not work anymore for some reason I could not figure out.

Marco

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am hoping to add the ability to easily add arbitrary extra parameters to the backup in version 3.1 Smile

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Never mind...

FINAL EDIT: NEVER MIND! This was an awesome thread that answered everything I needed to know. Ignore my question from this post. I finally got everything working perfectly. Thanks to everyone who posted way back when this thread started!

I copied these lines exactly and made an exe with AutoIt:

#include
RUN("7za2.exe " & _StringInsert($CmdLineRaw," -v4300m",1))

Naturally I copied the original 7za as the 7za2

I tried testing it on a large directory that previously became a 1.5GB zip file when using Toucan "as is". I meant to test it on a larger one but slipped. Fortunately, this mistake revealed a problem before I ran into any disasters. I got one and only one file that was 33mb. It did not create any other 7zip files. This was not particularly cool.

Does anyone else recommend changes to make this work? Thanks?
[first edit: I'm doing new tests this afternoon. I'll report back by tomorrow]
[Final edit: I put it at the top. It works as described earlier! Yay!]

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