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How to backup one file that changes filenames daily?

Created: 04 Sep 2012 | 6 comments

Hey there,

I'm wondering if it is possible to create a selection list that backs up a single file in a directory, that changes its filename every day.  Example, I want to backup a text file located at:  \example\test1.txt   - but tomorrow the file is going to be named test2.txt and in that folder, test1.txt and test2.txt will exist.  Hopefully this makes sense, and hopefully it is possible to do this.  Thanks in advance for any help and/or suggestions!

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SuperBrain's picture

I'm afraid, this cannot be done! New filename = new file

 

rpl.josh's picture

Could it be done by making an inclusion rule like \example\test*.txt and then do a full with sebsequent incrementals?  

SuperBrain's picture

Thats a quick test..  you can try, I doubt that would work though.

However, if it doesnt work, you can submit a suggestion in the Ideas section :

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/backup-and-recovery/ideas

If your request receives enough votes, may be dev will respond to it... 

pkh's picture

If the older files are not accessed after they are created, you can try to exclude them this way.

rpl.josh's picture

Thanks pkh - I never thought of doing that.  That seems like it should work.  I have edited the selection list and will report back tomorrow after I see if it works or not.