Level: Intermediate, Version: FM 8 or later

A Simple Backup Script, revisited

In October 2011 I posted a simple backup script that has made my development life easier, but of course that version was for .fp7 files only (the release of FM 12 being six months in the future), and when I began converting files to FileMaker 12, I realized that the backup script was not intelligently rolling with the changes. So recently I modified the script to accommodate both .fp7 and .fmp12 files, and also to be more flexible with regards to separators within the backup file name, e.g.,

Rather than repeatedly referring the reader back to the earlier article, I have “deprecated” the prior one and reproduced it here with appropriate changes, and have also updated the demo file (see below). Continue reading “A Simple Backup Script, revisited”