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77FordF100
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Backup Rotation script returns error

When I used version 2 the following script was in the help file and worked just fine for my needs.

Delete "E:\Backup-5.zip"
Rename "E:\Backup-4.zip" "E:\Backup-5.zip"
Rename "E:\Backup-3.zip" "E:\Backup-4.zip"
Rename "E:\Backup-2.zip" "E:\Backup-3.zip"
Rename "E:\Backup-1.zip" "E:\Backup-2.zip"
Backup "RotationBackupJob"

Now that I'm using version 3, the script fails after the first line with the following error.

Cannot run lua file: [string "Delete "E:\Backup-5.zip"..."]:2: '' expected near '\'

I've looked through the help file and tried some other things but cannot get it to work. Any help would be much appreciated.

Steve Lamerton
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Hi,

the problem you have is with your strings, you either need to put double backslashes in your paths, or use angle brackets rather than quotes. For example

Delete "E:\\Backup-5.zip"
Rename "E:\\Backup-4.zip" "E:\\Backup-5.zip"
Rename "E:\\Backup-3.zip" "E:\\Backup-4.zip"
Rename "E:\\Backup-2.zip" "E:\\Backup-3.zip"
Rename "E:\\Backup-1.zip" "E:\\Backup-2.zip"
Backup "RotationBackupJob"
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Thanks. I gave that a try

Thanks. I gave that a try and get the following error.

Cannot run lua file: [string "Delete "E:\\Backup-5.zip"..."]:1: attempt to call global 'Delete' (a nil value)

Toucan version is 3.0.4

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Sorry,

I thought based on that syntax you were using an older 2.x release, you probably need this:

delete("E:\\Backup-5.zip")
rename("E:\\Backup-4.zip", "E:\\Backup-5.zip")
rename("E:\\Backup-3.zip", "E:\\Backup-4.zip")
rename("E:\\Backup-2.zip", "E:\\Backup-3.zip")
rename("E:\\Backup-1.zip", "E:\\Backup-2.zip")
backup("RotationBackupJob")
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