backup

  • 14 Jul

    Q&A 44: How-To Backup your Limagito File Mover Settings manually

    Backup your Limagito File Mover Settings. We tried to make this as simple as possible because we understand when a system crashes you need to be up and running asap. That’s why we store all our settings default within the following single folder: ‘C:\ProgramData\LimagitoX’.  The main settings file is the SQLite file called ‘LimagitoX.sqlite’.

    Besides that when using the File Mover as Service you need to remember the ‘Logon As’ account which you used. Don’t forget to keep a copy of the installer. We don’t need any .net or Java version.

    To be on the safe side:
    – Create a backup of your settings regularly (manually or automatic)
    – Remember the ‘Logon As’ account of the File Mover Service
    – Keep a backup of the ‘Limagito File Mover’ installer you used

    1.To create a backup of your settings open the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Options’.

    Limagito File Mover Backup Settings

    2.Click ‘Backup Settings Database Now’.

    Limagito File Mover Backup Settings

    3. Check your freshly created backup. Open the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Settings Directory’.

    Limagito File Mover Backup Settings

    4. Now you are in the subfolder ‘Bak’ of our default ‘Settings’ folder. There should be a subfolder with the current date as folder name. In our case this is ‘20210714180640’, we use ‘YYYYMMDDHHNNSS’ as format.

    Limagito File Mover Backup Settings

    5. The subfolder contains all the settings files you need in case your system would crash. Place a copy of this folder on a different (storage) system.

    FYI, be sure to create a backup of any ‘non default’ files you are using together with our file mover (private key files, public key files, ..).

    >> Now your backup is ready <<

    Limagito File Mover Backup Settings

    6. In case of a system crash you’ll first need to run the installer on the new system. The installer will create our default Settings folder: ‘C:\ProgramData\LimagitoX’. Copy & paste all files from a previous backup folder into our default settings folder so it looks like the following screenshot again. You need to do this before you start any File Mover Application or Service.

    Next, use the LimagitoXC.exe (Config Tool) to install the File Mover Service. Before you start the Service, first change the default ‘Logon As’ user of the File Mover Service to the one you were using before.

    Limagito File Mover Backup Settings

     

    #FileTransfer

    If you need any info about howto ‘Backup your Limagito File Mover Settings’, please let us know.

    Best regards,

    Limagito Team

  • 19 Apr

    Backup source file only when copy or move to destination is successful

    Q: Backup source file only when copy or move to destination is successful. At this moment we are using the Backup option to create a backup of the source file. This is working fine but it seems to create a backup before the file is copied or moved to its destination. So when the destination fails due to some reason then the file still will be available in the backup folder. This is something we don’t want. It should only create a backup when copy or move to destination is successful.

    A: Yes this is possible but you need to do this a bit differently.

    In version v2021.4.21.0 we added a new Function Option: ‘Destination Memory & Exit Cyclus on Error’ which will be used in the setup.

    In the following example we are moving pdf Files from a WIN source to a WIN Destination. Our goal is to create a backup of the source file but only when the move to the destination succeeds.

    1.We are using a WIN folder as source, but will also work with all other Source types.

    Limagito File Mover WIN as Source
    2.Be sure the Backup option is unchecked (disabled). We need a different setup for this request.
    Limagito File Mover Backup File Setup
    3. Add an extra WIN Destination as Backup (must be the last one). This second (WIN) Destination will contain the Backup of the source files.
    Limagito File Mover Backup Destination
    4. One more step is to select ‘Destination Memory & Exit Cyclus on Error’ in the function setup.
    Limagito File Mover Function Setup
    Summary, due to this new ‘Destination Memory & Exit Cyclus on Error’ option:
    • when the first Destination fails, it will exit and not copy the file to the second, aka ‘Backup’, Destination.
    • when the first Destination succeeds but a move to the second, aka ‘Backup’, destination fails:
      • It remembers the move to the first Destination which was succesful and will not move the same source file to this first Destination during the next scan.
      • When the second Destination is available again, it will move the source file to this Destination only.
    #FileTransfer
    If you need any help with this ‘Backup source file only when copy or move to destination is successful’ request, please let us know.

    Best regards,

    Limagito Team

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  • 07 Apr

    How-To Backup LimagitoX Settings using DB Scheduler

    Dear Users,

    v2019.4.7.0

    On request we’ve added an option to automatically backup the settings of our file mover using a schedule. All settings are stored in a SQLite Database and the most important one is ‘LimagitoX.sqlite’. It’s very important not to lock this file because this could interfere the File Mover operation. Please do not copy this file yourself because of the lock risk, always use the new scheduler option.

    Tools > Options > Database Tab

    Setup the Schedule

    The backup of the settings will be stored in the ‘Bak’ subfolder of the File Mover settings folder:

    C:\ProgramData\LimagitoX\Bak

    Optionally you could create an extra Moving rule to copy/move these files to your storage server.

    If you want to create a backup manually.

    Regards,

    Limagito Team