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Newbie seeking help

Submitted by rikejuca on August 24, 2012 - 12:02pm

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry if I just repeated any topic, but I searched the forum, and haven't found any topic related to my issue.

Well, I'm trying to make a copy from my Thunderbird user profile to my Dropbox account. I have very, very little mail space (120M), which forces me to wipe my inbox clean frequently. So I wish to backup my emails to another place than my work desktop, so I can access it whenever and wherever I have Internet.

No, I can't forward any email automaticaly from my work email to another email account.

Problems with running a script over commandline

Submitted by mirc00 on July 13, 2012 - 2:56am

Hello guys,

i'm currently using Toucan 3.0.4 on my USB flash drive and i'm trying to get a self-made script working over commandline (CMD). My script looks like this:


those 4 jobs do exists. the first 2 just sync's one ".xls"-file each. the other 2 should encrypt those synced ".xls"-files in it's destination folder.

backup delete if not in the source

Submitted by juandrade on July 2, 2012 - 8:06pm

I cannot find a post or something that talk about a very simple thing I want to do.

I would like to have mirror sync in the backup tab.
the options I've looked are:
>>PROS: several directories, zip compression
>>CONS: does not delete the files if it is not in the source

>mirror sync
>>PROS: It does delete if the source is not there BUT
>>CONS: only one directory, no compression.

I started looking at the scripting but I thought that I'm not asking that much, I cannot believe I'm the only one that wants that.

"Could not create" errors?

Submitted by davidicus on June 12, 2012 - 4:05am

hi! any idea why i can't sync a usb hard drive connected to a NAS?

00:32:23 Toucan 3.0.4
Date: 2012-06-12
Computer Name: DAVIDICUS_X220
Operating System: Windows NT 6.1 (build 7601, Service Pack 1), 64-bit edition

00:41:13 Could not create :\LG-NAS\
00:41:13 Could not create :\LG-NAS\WDC_WD36_usb1\
00:41:13 Could not create :\LG-NAS\
00:41:13 Could not create :\LG-NAS\service\
00:41:13 Could not create :\LG-NAS\service\backup\
00:41:13 Could not create :\LG-NAS\service\backup\Shuttle SB61G2\

Spaces in directory name

Submitted by fDragon on June 3, 2012 - 11:38pm

There seems to be a problem with the 3.1 release handling spaces in directory names. I set up a test by creating a folder [[Test Toucan]] on one of my local drives. I then created 3 text files with the names [[Text1]] [[Text2]] and [[Text3]]. I created a Backup Job [[backup toucan1]] with:

Type: Differential
Format: 7-Zip
Compression Level: Default
Backup Location: [PortableApps Thumbdrive]\Documents\Toucan Backups\Test Toucan

Toucan deletes original files

Submitted by schabernack on June 1, 2012 - 4:59am

Dear Forum

I just got two times the worst case I can have with a backup-Program.
I started toucan to mirrer the C-Drive to an external HDD.
The preview showed how the Files on the C-Drive will be added to the external HDD.
However, while running Toucan, it crashed (avira showed an error Message, some autorun didn't start) and started to delete all files from the C-Drive. Even though it should only copy the files, isn't it?

Is there any help for me? I didn't read this error in any of the forums. Any experiences?

Best Regards,

Forget my PASSWORD!

Submitted by kokar on May 30, 2012 - 7:29am

Hi, my friends,
For a while ago I encrypted my private pictures, and today I would see them, but can not remember my password! I have tried all the possible variants of password I often use to no avail! Are there other options to reset password? It should be such an opportunity, I think! Please help me and thank you in advance!
a desperate

Rules feature crashes the program

Submitted by dranjithk on May 23, 2012 - 6:36am

Just when I click the Rules tab and then click the + sign to add a new rule, the program crashes. I get a dialog box that says "Toucan.exe has stopped working". How can I get this fixed? If there is an older version that doesnt have this issue, please give me a download link. 3.0.2 maybe?

Great software! Thanks in advance!!

Cannot run multiple pre-release Toucan sessions from the command line

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Submitted by uk_dave on May 9, 2012 - 11:49am

With the production release of Toucan and with earlier builds of the pre-release Toucan it was possible to run multiple sessions of Toucan from the command line. This made using the command line really handy for Scheduled Task back ups and syncing of multiple jobs/locations.

However after build 6 of pre-release the ability to run multiple command sessions of Toucan has been restricted. I assume this change was made because of this thread: