Depreciated: SESE & Backups

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Ragonz
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Depreciated: SESE & Backups

Post by Ragonz » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:09 pm

To set up recurring backups within SESE follow the below guide (This does assume you have SESE/Essentials installed already)

1. In the game panel go to configuration files
2. click text editor next to Mods\Essentials\Essential-Settings.xml
3. Find <BackupEnabled> as this is the first line in the backup settings the settings are explained below in red

<BackupEnabled>false</BackupEnabled> true or false, enables or disables the sese backup system
<BackupItems>
<BackupItem>
<Hour>-1</Hour> hour to take a backup (-1 means every hour)
<Minute>0</Minute> minute of the above hour to take a backup
<Enabled>true</Enabled> Enable or disable this backup time
</BackupItem>
</BackupItems>
<BackupCreateSubDirectories>true</BackupCreateSubDirectories> Create a folder for each day so you can easily locate the backup you want to restore
<BackupBaseDirectory>C:\Pingperfect\Users\yourusername\yourserviceid\backuplocation</BackupBaseDirectory> Do not change this
<BackupDateFormat>dd-MM-yyyy_HH-mm</BackupDateFormat> Backups will be generated with this format for example 14-08-2016_20-03
<BackupDateFormatSubDirectory>dd-MM-yyyy</BackupDateFormatSubDirectory> Backup folders will be generated with this format for example 14-08-2016
<BackupCleanup>true</BackupCleanup> Remove old backups automatically (Turning this off entirely may cause your server to run out of disk space
<BackupCleanupTime>1</BackupCleanupTime> How many days to keep backups
<BackupAsteroids>true</BackupAsteroids> true/false, Backup asteroids or not
<BackupEssentials>true</BackupEssentials> true/false, Backup essentials and all its settings or not

To have backups that run at certain times rather than every hour just add more backup items like the below example

<BackupItems>
<BackupItem>
<Hour>0</Hour>
<Minute>0</Minute>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
</BackupItem>
<BackupItem>
<Hour>6</Hour>
<Minute>0</Minute>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
</BackupItem>
<BackupItem>
<Hour>12</Hour>
<Minute>0</Minute>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
</BackupItem>
<BackupItem>
<Hour>18</Hour>
<Minute>0</Minute>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
</BackupItem>
</BackupItems>

The above settings would take a backup every 6 hours at midnight, 6am, noon and 6pm
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BlackTalon023
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Re: How To: SESE & Backups

Post by BlackTalon023 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:36 pm

Two questions, where are these backups saved and how do you apply them?

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