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Old 09 June 2016, 22:00   #1
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Backup Utility

Hello people.
I recently set up my ClassicWB SD with a DH1 partition made of games.
I choose almost 200 WhdLoad games.
I'm looking for something that can create a backup of my DH1 without having to arc-extract all of them one by one.
What can I use?
Thanks
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Old 09 June 2016, 22:06   #2
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WinUAE and a PC (with SD card reader) possibly?
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Old 09 June 2016, 22:51   #3
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Where are you backing up the data to?
If your target device has enough space you could just image the whole partition using tsgui.
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Old 10 June 2016, 00:50   #4
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Copy CLONE ALL FROM dh1: TO somewhereelse:
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Old 10 June 2016, 04:27   #5
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LHA a -aezrx archive.lha source_partition:
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Old 10 June 2016, 09:59   #6
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@fgh, read first post closer!
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Old 10 June 2016, 10:08   #7
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Ok, I've read it again, and I still think making an LHA archive is the best way to back up a whole partition
Without compression it's quick, too..
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LhA is a bad idea since your memory will run out before the entire partition is compressed.
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Old 10 June 2016, 12:05   #9
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I'm looking for something that can create a backup of my DH1 without having to arc-extract all of them one by one.
What can I use?
On Amiga, your best bet is probably Diavolo 2000. Good alternatives include BackUp, ABackup and Ami-Back.

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Another vote for BackUp, I use it to back up my drives to a network share. It doesn't do any compression, simply clones source files at the destination, and only copies files that are newer than the destination version.
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Just make sure you're not using a version of Diavolo that misbehaves. I remember that it could detect that you were running a pirate copy and write junk instead of backing up your files.
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Another alternative, fresh off Aminet: http://aminet.net/package/util/cli/FolderSync2
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Old 10 June 2016, 16:32   #13
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QuarterBack is another backup program to try.
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Copy CLONE ALL FROM dh1: TO somewhereelse:
It's been a while, but... does Copy CLONE preserve directory datestamps and comments? I seem to remember that it didn't. Or maybe it was LhA with that problem, I forget.
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I would also recommend BackUp for several reasons. Compression is more or less obsolete and doesn`t make much sense for backup of Amiga partitions. At best it make it just worse.
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It's been a while, but... does Copy CLONE preserve directory datestamps and comments? I seem to remember that it didn't.
Yes it does. That is the reason for CLONE. Without at least datestamps are overwritten.
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Keep in mind that not all files will be stored correctly on a windows file system. (a few illegal filenames and attributes)

Never run out of memory with lha so far, but I've used WinUAE with plenty of RAM and never done a huge games partition.
(I didn't suggest to actually compress anything. Perhaps it's easier on the RAM without compression?)

I make backups of system partitions with lha as described above, and whole CF/SD cards with WinUAE's imaging feature.
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Yes it does. That is the reason for CLONE. Without at least datestamps are overwritten.
Testing here on OS 3.1, Copy CLONE does not preserve directory comments.

Try this:
MakeDir Test Test/Directory1 Test/Directory2
FileNote Test/Directory1 "comment one"
FileNote Test/Directory2 "comment two"
Copy Test Test2 ALL CLONE
List Test
List Test2
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You are right. I never tried with directories and thought only to file comments. So if you want to preserve directory comments BackUp has another plus.
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That's just amazing. What were Commodore thinking?
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