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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:48 pm
by paulmt
Thanks for your continued development of this script. I could not be without it now, backing up after almost any reasonable session has become routine for me.

I wondered though, why a backup before shutdown could not be an option, or a checkbox option to automatically perform a backup prior to the shutdown sequence, after files\exit is selected.

I personally prefer the idea of a auto backup after a session than prior to starting.


Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:24 am
by trixmoto
I think this will mean a bit of a rewrite of the helper script, but this should be possible. I'll put it on my to do list! :)

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:07 am
by trixmoto
New version (3.3) is now available from my website. It has the option to automatically backup on shutdown (using a different helper script). Don't forget to wait for the confirmation message before you close your computer down though! :)

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:18 pm
by paulmt
Thank you very much for including this additional feature, that I think makes backup more intuitive.

As always, a couple of problems :lol:

When activating the script from within MM <Tools\Scripts\Backup>
and selecting "Backup" with the configuration set as screenshot #1 shows, the backup runs normally and completes without issue.

On shutdown however, the error message (screenshot #2) pops up, followed by the "backup completed" message (screenshot #3)

Without Backup 3.3 loaded I do not get this error when shutting down.

Win XP Home SP2 + all current updates

Hope this helps you to track this error down.

#1 Configuration

#2 Error Message

#3 After Backup has Completed


Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:13 pm
by trixmoto
I don't really know what to suggest, as I cannot replicate this.

Line 113 is blank, can you put the following here:

Code: Select all

MsgBox "hello"
Does this message appear before or after the error message you are getting?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:27 pm
by paulmt
OK, with line 113 added as asked, and with MM rebooted, the shutdown went without error, MsgBox with "hello" popped up after MM had cleared screen, and then backup confirmation box appeared.

Seems to me the blank line is the cause of the error, what should I put there to fill the line, without the popup, a hyphen (') ?


Edited to add!

Just tried that put 'MsgBox "hello" with the hyphen
but the error on shutdown re-occurred

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:40 pm
by trixmoto
Well that's very strange. I'll see what I can do, maybe put a delay in or something. For I'd suggest putting the message back in, but changing it to something more appropriate like "Backup: Click ok to contine...".

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:53 pm
by paulmt
That's what I have done, and I will leave it at that while you look into it when you can.


Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:23 am
by trixmoto
I'm sorry paulmt but I can't replicate this and I cannot see a way round it. The code is very simple and I cannot understand why a pause here makes any difference, if anything it should make matters worse! For now you will have to cope with the extra message box.

Can anyone else confirm they are recieving this error message too?

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:57 pm
by paulmt
Oh no, that's sad!

I wonder, and should have mentioned these to you <duh>

I have sqrSoft 1.7, DFX 7.5 and CD Art Display running and set to shutdown with MM

I wonder if these are getting in the way or vise versa?

I know you must be busy and I have some time available so I will try Backup 3.3 without these and see what happens.


Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:33 pm
by paulmt
OK, I disabled the three scripts that are shutdown with MM and this made no difference. I still get the above error.

If I disable the Backup on Shutdown and enable Backup on Startup, this works ok and of course shutdown occurs without the error.

For the time being, I will disable auto backup and continue manually backing up as before.

Be interested to see if this happens to anyone else.

My thoughts are if you can't force it, then it probably relates to something else that is shutting down with my MM and I will continue to look for what this might be.


Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:43 am
by Bex
I thought i had todo with other scripts that are performing tasks at shutdown like "Play history" and "Advanced duplicate Find". Those script deletes some temp tables at shutdown so if the backup script tries to copy the database at the same time there might be a problem.

But it worked fine for me!

There could however be other scripts that perform tasks at shutdown that conflicts with the backup script. Try to rename Backup.vbs to ZBackup.vbs to see if it helps.

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:51 pm
by paulmt
Bex wrote:Try to rename Backup.vbs to ZBackup.vbs to see if it helps.
Really? I will try that, but I can't see the logic in this, what is your thinking in changing the name? :)


Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:27 pm
by Bex
Then it is processed last on a shutdown! (I think?)

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:56 pm
by paulmt
Thanks Bex for your input, infortunately when I edit the name, scripts.ini and etc, this made no difference.

Thanks anyway :)