I’ve been playing around putting together a QuicKeys script to automatically run Verify/Optimize and Backup every night at 2am. It’s working fine, but when I go to “restore backup” to see my available backups, it only shows 3 previous ones from earlier in the day when i was testing. So I ran a backup right then and there and rechecked the window and it still only shows the 3 previous ones. If I change the number of displayed backups in the Preferences window then i see the new backups until that number is displayed, then subsequent ones don’t show. I would think it would take the oldest backup and replace it with the newest one.
I’m not sure. I assume you’ve got the process automated so that when Verify & Repair is run, QuickKeys issues a Return and then runs Backup & Optimize.
There are some downsides to a simple automation. What if there’s an error report from the Verify & Repair run? In that case, one or more repeats of the Verify & Repair tool should be run. And what if Verify & Repair were to report that if can’t fix the database, in which case either a rebuild or restore from Backup should be run? I don’t think QuickKeys can handle the range of possibilities.
Anyway, in the Finder, use Info to check the dates and times of your Backup folders after running QuicKeys. The most recent folder should display the date and time of run completion. If the 2 AM run is working properly (and Verify & Repair didn’t report errors, fingers crossed), a Backup folder should show an early morning time, some minutes after 2 AM of that date.
the latest backup exists in the folder but is NOT displayed in the DT window that is presented when i select Tools/Restore Backup.
Looks like it is displaying the x oldest backups available in the folder where x is the number of backups to be displayed from preferences. I would assert that if this is the case, this is a bug in that the logic should be reversed. It should be displaying the x most RECENT backups for selection in the restore window. Presumably, a new backup is more valuable than an older one or else why would it have been made in the first place?
I checked this immediately calling for a backup restore from within DT. The most recent backup is shown on top of the list called “backup”, the next one is “backup.0”, counting goes on the older the backups are.
I do not see any reason to change this sensible behaviour.
There is a bug here, but on closer examination I think I see what it is. I don’t know what DT is presenting on Maria’s or anyone else’s system, but on mine it has lost the sync between the backup dates/times and the backup names. If I look in my FOLDER, here’s what I see:
i understand. but from my perspective it’s confusing to bring up the ‘restore backup’ window and see that the latest backup being displayed does not appear to be what i know to be the latest backup i made. That disparity is confusing. that’s why Bill and I both initially thought this was a bug, what is displayed is not what we as users expected to see.
i think just a simple blurb in the user doc saying that it will show the date of the last backup where any of the files were changed would eliminate that confusion.