FAQ: “This is a new EasyMatch QC Software Version 4.70. I just wonder, from software standpoint, is there a way to setup an automatic backup data files/folders to network drive?”
FAQ: “Please provide us the information on what files need to be backed up daily for the special instrument application.”
A re-phrase of the question might be “If your PC hard drive crashed tomorrow, how could you be back up and running in 15 minutes?”
There is more than one option to do this:
- Some clients “ghost backup” the entire PC hard drive to a back up network or server location. In the event of a hard drive crash, this ghost backup version is restored on the computer and start-up is identical as before.
- All User-created and/or modified files are stored at “c:\HunterLab\EasyMatch QC” folder and sub-folders” for versions >= 4.20 and “c:\Program Files\HunterLab\EasyMatch QC” folder and sub-folders” for versions < 4.20. Keep the EasyMatch QC installation CD in a safe, accessible place (HunterLab can provide a duplicate if necessary). After replacing the failed hard drive, install EasyMatch QC from CD as normal and restore the User files copying over any duplicate files.
For EasyMatch QC versions >= 4.60 you can use the Automatic Backup feature to archive User created and/or modified files stored at “c:\HunterLab\EasyMatch QC” folder and sub-folders”. Check the “EasyMatch User Files Backup” box to turn on the feature. Specify the back up path and set how often in days you want this done. Keep the EasyMatch QC installation CD in a safe, accessible place. After replacing the failed hard drive, install EasyMatch QC from CD as normal and restore the User files copying over any duplicate files.
Mr. Philips has spent the last 30 years in product development and management, technical sales, marketing, and business development in several industries. Today, he is the global market development manager for HunterLab, focused on understanding customer needs, providing appropriate solutions and education, and helping to solve customer color challenges across these industries and cultures.