# Re: S.M ver 1.1.4

Daniel wrote:

Jens Hatlak wrote:

I like straightforward solutions so I wrote a little batch file
(doSMbak.bat, but you can name it differently of course) that does what
I need and placed it on the desktop:

@echo off
E:
cd E:\path\to\my\seamonkey\profile
copy *.html bak
copy *.s bak
copy *.w bak
copy *.mab bak
copy *.db bak
copy *.js bak
copy *.rdf bak
copy *.txt bak
copy *.dat bak
copy hostperm.1 bak



Hey Jens, wouldn't it be better still to save the files outside of the profile, maybe like:-


Copy *.html D:\My Documents\SeaMonkey\Profile\ *.html.bak (similar for each line)?

copy *.html "D:\My Documents\SeaMonkey\Profile\bak"

Spaces require quotes, "bak" in my example is a directory, not a suffix, and "copy" accepts only two arguments, source and destination.


You can change it any way you like but as I said it's not meant as a replacement for a real backup. I guess the chance that your whole profile is deleted or corrupted is almost the same as that the same applies to the rest of the partition it resides on in which case only a real backup will help you. On the other hand the chance that individual files like bookmarks.html get corrupted is much higher because those files are open (i.e. the OS holds a handle to each one of them) while SeaMonkey is running. If now the computer crashes while SeaMonkey is running those files can be corrupted and the file system might even decide to write zero-length files. Other files won't be affected, though. Simple file system logic. :-)

HTH

Jens

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Jens Hatlak <http://jens.hatlak.de/>
SeaMonkey Trunk Tracker <http://smtt.blogspot.com/>
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