Syntax


BACKUP |

BACK   |

BK

[ ? ]


Operands


?                                   A single ? is taken as a query as to the current number of backups for the current file being edited.



Description

 

BACKUP (or BACK or just BK) is useful to create a Date and Time stamped backup of the file you are currently working on.  The command will place the Backup in a \$BACKUP\ folder in the same folder in which the file resides.  If the \$BACKUP\ folder does not yet exist, it will be created.


BACKUP will also back up the STATE information for the file, if it exists.


Full details of Backup & Restore can be found in Working with BACKUP & RESTORE.


Notes:


Important


BACKUP backs up the current disk version of the file.  If you are working on the file and have made changes since the file was last SAVEd, those changes WILL NOT be backed up. (BACKUP will inform you of this condition)


SO ... if you want those changes to be included in the backup DO A SAVE FIRST!


Multiple Backups


You may create as many backups of a file as you desire, but SPFLite will only back up a file ONCE at a saved level.  e.g. if you do a BACHUP and immediately do another BACKUP without changing / re-Saving the file, the BACKUP will fail saying that a current Backup already exists.


As long as the file on disk has been altered, you may create another new backup


Backup Management


Management of the Backup files is entirely up to the user.  SPFLite will not delete or "clean up" backup files. Assistance is provided by informing you of the total number of backups currently available



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