21807Incremental Backup Management
- Jun 2, 2010FWD from OT list:
From: "Paul" <xboa721@...>
Date: Wed Jun 2, 2010 12:09 pm
Subject: Incremental Backup Management
I'm addicted to this feature probably through a touch of paranoia.
When writing prose into NoteTab I figure that someday I will write something
brilliant, save it, and later accidentally cut it in a savage sword swinging
session to swathe away the rubbish...
So I use incremental backups. I generate hundreds of them!
First feature I would love to see implemented: set the attribute of the
incremental file ~filename.txt to <<Hidden>>. In XP (at least) this means
I can view the actual folder contents and not the hundreds of incremental
backups which incidentally due to their starting tilde character are listed
first. (and the incremental backups still work. just have to do a manual /
macro'd set attribute to Hidden.)
Second feature would be some kind of a management system. I did implement a
system using a directory compare/file compare program but so far haven't
automated the process. I will probably use an AutoHotKey script for that...
Any thoughts on identifying unique sections of incremental backups as compared
to the current file within certain parameters. e.g. the non-whitespace
characters differ by more than 3 characters, 3 words or 3 lines.. a unique
difference file copies the text from say the previous 10 words to 10 words after
the file becomes basically the same?
May need some kind of differentiator I guess. That sounds like it could be
tricky. Then again seems there's some keen programmers here... :)
Any suggestions? Program inclusions? Alternatives? Thanks in advance.