Hi, Is there any way to save a copy of db to a specified drive after every hour automatically? If so, how?
OS Ver? FMP ver?
FM Server has backup builtin. http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/7464/~/creating-backups-with-filemaker-server
OSX Time Machine backs up hourly (open files may not be done correctly depending on version)Why Time Machine isn't enough for backup | Macworld▶ How to create redundant Time Machine backups | Macworld▶ Is Time Machine all you need? | MacworldMac Basics: Time Machine backs up your MacMac Basics: Time Machine
Windows has a variety of backup utilities that can be scheduled.
Always exclude your working files from a Time Machine backup. Databases write to files constantly and you don't want backup open files. Instead, set up an OnLastWindowClose script on your file(s) that saves a copy to a different location and allow Time Machine to back up those files. Not bullet proof but a whole lot better than some other schemes.
If you want regular backup copies from a file while it is open when it is NOT hosted from another computer, (Such as during DB development), see this thread for a script that names and saves regular copies of your file: Saving Sequential Back Ups During Development
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