Personal Backup

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Re: Personal Backup

#16 Post by Midas » Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:09 am

joby_toss wrote:So, this app is not natively portable. Would be nice to see it removed from this subforum.

To the attention of our dear mod... :mrgreen:

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Re: Personal Backup

#17 Post by Emka » Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:22 am

joby_toss wrote:So, this app is not natively portable. Would be nice to see it removed from this subforum.
Hold on, please.
I contacted the developer on this issue.
Dr. Rathlev told me that PersBackup.cfg is written where the ini file is written when you specify the path in the commandline argument, e.g. "/ini:\MyBackup\pb.ini". However, there seems to be a bug with the "%progpath" commandline argument, resulting in said cfg file in AppData\Roaming. The dev wants to fix this in an update. He also told me that when you use the non-buggy ini commandline argument there should definitely be no registry entry. (That's basically what the FAQ section on his website says.)
Maybe someone can retest this.
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Re: Personal Backup

#18 Post by I am Baas » Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:48 am

Emka wrote:Maybe someone can retest this.
I did.

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 310#p72310
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Re: Personal Backup

#19 Post by Emka » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:45 am

I've just tested v5.6.3 64bit on Win7x64 with the parameters specified in the FAQ and I get nothing in AppData and nothing in the registry. ini and cfg files are neatly in the app's folder.
(Though the commandline arguments seem to have a problem with spaces in filepaths.)
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Re: Personal Backup

#20 Post by webfork » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:08 pm

Old thread update to the backup program with a very long history: Version 5.6.8.2  is out

http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/ ... 13748.html

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Re: Personal Backup

#21 Post by smaragdus » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:19 am

Personal Backup 5.7.1.3 has been released, changes:
5.7.1.3 (2015-07-11)
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- Bug fixes:
- When starting a backup via the context menu in the system tray the wrong
task was started
- Error in total volume progress for total size of zero fixed (results in
"division by zero" and read error)
- Error on synchronizing security copies fixed
Full change log:
http://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de/ ... elog-e.txt

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Re: Personal Backup

#22 Post by smaragdus » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:12 am

Upon my request the developer of Personal Backup, Dr. Jürgen Rathlev, added a simple option to run Personal Backup in portable mode (since version 5.9.0.0 from 2017-09-01):
- New command line option "/portable" will automatically create the environment
to start the program from a USB stick with no traces left behind on the PC:
"/ini:%progpath%\Persbackup.ini /taskdir:%progpath%\tasks /logdir:%progpath%\logs"
In short, just start the executable with the following parameter:

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Persbackup.exe /portable
so Personal Backup is portable, stealth and easy to run in portable mode.

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Latest version - 5.9.4.0 (released on 2018-04-30).

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Re: Personal Backup

#23 Post by FileHandler » Tue May 01, 2018 3:45 am

I am very impressed by this program. :o
It meets all my requirements (commandline, exit codes, volume names instead of drive letters ...), not to mention less common features, like password-protecting tasks against accidental overwriting of backup settings.

The automatic section is better than anything I've seen elsewhere, it will guide you through the creation of Windows tasks and scheduling. The general wizard assistance for creating new jobs is easy + effortless, too.

I am really glad you asked the developer for the /portable parameter and that he was willing to provide it. I think this program deserves its own entry in the database.

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Re: Personal Backup

#24 Post by rbon » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:16 am

Personal Backup 6.1.2.0 released (2020-03-14):
- web site: https://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de/index-e.html
- Direct download Portable 32 bit: https://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de ... date-6.zip
- Direct download Portable 64 bit: https://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de ... -x64-6.zip
- Help file English: https://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de/index-e.html
- Help file German: https://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de/index-e.html
- Revision History:
6.1.2.0 (2020-03-11)
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- Changes:
- Improved editing of history lists
- improvement on baccking up data to removable media and net id subdirectories
are in- or excluded
- Command line option /log extended to /logmode (for better differentiation
to /logdir)
- Directory dialog: no network browsing on Windows 10 if SMB1 protocol is
not installed
- Bug fixes:
- "Save as" for tasks provided for time schedules
- Tooltips in control panel
- Name of desktop shortcut for multiple backups
- Execution of external programs using full paths

Starting the program from a USB flash drive https://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de ... l#usbstick
---> (from author's site)

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Then, using a text editor, create a batch file (e.g. startpb.cmd) in the root directory of the USB drive (e.g. K:\) with the following lines:

   @echo off
   echo Start Personal Backup from USB flash drive
   start PersBack\PersBackup.exe /ini:%%progpath%%\pb.ini /taskdir:%%progpath%%\ /logdir:%%progpath%%\logs

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Re: Personal Backup

#25 Post by webfork » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:09 pm

Personal Backup has been added to the database: https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=3014 ... please vote

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