The Return of DataGrab as a Stand-Alone App!
Most of you know I integrated DataGrab into D7 some time ago. As part of making D7 more modular, I have decided to separate DataGrab once again. Don’t worry, DataGrab is still integrated into D7, but with the separated release I am gearing it more towards a personal backup solution with batch/automation.
So now we have DataGrab v2, currently ALPHA release. Final release.
It should function exactly as it does within D7, with the exception of the new batch/automation additions, and that it is now TINY (only 424KB) and FAST.
- Download and extract to wherever you want to put it.
- (Optional, but recommended!) Get Unstoppable Copier, place in the same directory with DataGrab.exe – ensure USC is named “unstopcpy.exe”
Basic Usage: Same as always
Automated Usage Config:
- Fire it up, configure it how you want it.
- Click File > Save Config to Batch and give it a name.
Automated Usage (method 1):
- Drag and drop the batch file it created (*.DGB) on the DataGrab EXE to start the backup.
Automated Usage (method 2):
- Run DataGrab.exe with the full path/file name as a parameter (no quotes)
With automated usage, you are able to schedule it as a task and have it run automatically and silently.
Currently when running automated, DataGrab displays no prompts and no completed message.
Plans are under way to create a system tray icon and allow balloon popup messages from the tray to indicate status of backup. (already done!) I’m also considering ideas of having DataGrab email you on a successful backup.
Note that if you’re not using Unstoppable Copier and you are backing up using an automated method, if the backup location already exists and is populated with files, the Windows copy method WILL prompt you for each overwrite. So use USC where possible!!! (issue resolved with final release.)
The ALPHA Final release of v2 can be downloaded HERE.