Other [new feature] Auto backups

Erel

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This feature was planned for a long time.
The IDE will make projects backups automatically:



The zip file created is the same zip that you will get with File - Export as zip.
It creates a new zip every 10 minutes (when there are changes).
It automatically deletes older backups based on a set of internal rules.

The frequency of kept files is lowered based on the files age. It starts with one file per 10 minutes and ends with one file every two months after 6 months.

It can be disabled if needed.

Edit: The backups are saved in the project folder inside a folder named AutoBackups.
 
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jimmyF

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Great addition!
It automatically deletes older backups based on a set of internal rules.
Does this mean it will not be developer configurable?
 

Peter Simpson

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What is the maximum number of backup files that will be kept by the IDE, or is that dependent on the amount of time that has passed?
 

Erel

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After a year there will be about 20 backups with another backup added every 2 months (a new backup is created every 10 minutes).
 

Star-Dust

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It seems to me too much every 10 minutes. Is it possible to change the frequency of the backup?
 

Erel

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It is not just every 10 minutes. It is every 10 minutes in the last hour. After that it deletes older backups based on a set of rules. After a year you will have about 20 backups.
 

Didier9

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This is different from what I normally associate with a backup scheme in the sense that the user does not directly decide what is being backed up and when, so there may be some uncertainty about what exactly is in the backup, but it can be very useful for cases where we deal with user error instead of hard drive crash in the sense that sometimes I make more changes to a working configuration than I was planning to and I mess it up while not having a backup of the last working configuration. This new feature works in the background without any interaction so there would be a good chance that what you need was saved.
Great useful addition, thank you Erel!
 

Erel

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The IDE will ignore any file that is not named based on the scheme you can see above. This means that you can rename specific backups to make sure that they are kept.
 

Tayfur

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This feature was planned for a long time.
The IDE will make projects backups automatically:



The zip file created is the same zip that you will get with File - Export as zip.
It creates a new zip every 10 minutes (when there are changes).
It automatically deletes older backups based on a set of internal rules.

The frequency of kept files is lowered based on the files age. It starts with one file per 10 minutes and ends with one file every two months after 6 months.

It can be disabled if needed.
this feature is exactly what we need novices like me
 

Robert Valentino

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Just installed this.

Anyway I can tell it where I want to keep the backups?
Want to use a different physical drive (double protection on a drive crash)

BobVal
 

Robert Valentino

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OK, Bug where are they being kept.

I am looking under Documents and don't see them? AND I do have the feature turned on

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