Saturday, 20 August 2016

Date of last backup

From my previous posts, you're running BgInfo, and you're doing regular on-demand backups to OneDrive.

So let's add a line to BgInfo, showing you when you last did a backup to OneDrive.


  1. Add a line to your backup script to write the date out to a text file. You could actually write anything to the file, because it's the file date we shall be using in BgInfo, but the date is as good as anything.

    @echo %DATE% > c:\folder\PhysicalLastDate.txt
  2. Create a new User Defined Field in BgInfo; use the Timestamp of a file, and point that at the file you've just written in step 1.
  3. Add the new field to BgInfo and save your settings.
And that's it!

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