How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

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How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby walkerpbus » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:26 am

Late in the morning, after my nontechnical wife has finished on the computer?
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Re: How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby cbaker_admin » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:50 am

FEBE doesn't document when a backup has been aborted, but does remember when the last backup was performed. Look in FEBE Options > When to backup > Backup reminder for the date/time of the last backup.

ETA: You can also get a report of all backups performed under FEBE Options > Where to backup > Lists/Reports > View backup history.
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Re: How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby walkerpbus » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:59 pm

cbaker_admin wrote:FEBE doesn't document when a backup has been aborted, but does remember when the last backup was performed. Look in FEBE Options > When to backup > Backup reminder for the date/time of the last backup.

ETA: You can also get a report of all backups performed under FEBE Options > Where to backup > Lists/Reports > View backup history.

Thanks Chuck for your prompt reply,
I'm going to check out your TBird addon shortly. I have a hard time as you may know with looking at the options. I'm 85 my wife's 86. I'd like to know you personally if only through email because I'm hard of hearing also. name Paul Walker, email walkerpbus@gmail.com :thumbup:
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Re: How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby cbaker_admin » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:56 pm

The backup for Thunderbird (TEBE) hasn't been updated in many years, but it still works (I use it every day).

My mother-in-law (who lives with us) is also 86 years old and hard-of-hearing. But she is definitely NOT computer literate -- She wouldn't know a computer from a ham sandwich :wink:
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Re: How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby walkerpbus » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:37 am

cbaker_admin wrote:The backup for Thunderbird (TEBE) hasn't been updated in many years, but it still works (I use it every day).

My mother-in-law (who lives with us) is also 86 years old and hard-of-hearing. But she is definitely NOT computer literate -- She wouldn't know a computer from a ham sandwich :wink:

I installed the TBird & both are doing better: they run at night & don't bother my wife/me when we login in the morning, which the FEBE did (our computer, a Dell Optiplex 360) we put to sleep each night. It crossed my mind last night Is there instructions how to restore somewhere?
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Re: How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby cbaker_admin » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:59 am

I don't have any explicit instructions on restoring per se, but I believe the process is self-explanatory. The restore menu is available from the FEBE toolbar drop-down menu or the Tools > FEBE menu. Just follow the prompts.

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Restoring a full profile is a little more involved, so I have detailed instructions here.

Restoring with TEBE is similar.
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Re: How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby walkerpbus » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:19 am

Thank U sir. & TEBE? I looked in it's options
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Re: How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby cbaker_admin » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:29 am

Restoring with TEBE is similar.

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Re: How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby walkerpbus » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:52 am

cbaker_admin wrote:Restoring with TEBE is similar.

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My screen is different I think
On the options page: What When where "how to" advanced ??? where ???
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Re: How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby cbaker_admin » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:59 am

In Thunderbird, select Tools > TEBE > TEBE Options. You should get a window that looks like this:

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Re: How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby walkerpbus » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:08 pm

cbaker_admin wrote:In Thunderbird, select Tools > TEBE > TEBE Options. You should get a window that looks like this:

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Wait the last subject mentioned is restore! I couldn't/didn't see it? :?:
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Re: How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby cbaker_admin » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:17 pm

In Thunderbird, click Tools > TEBE > Restore and you should see the same drop-down menu shown above.
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Re: How can I tell a backup has happened or been aborted?

Postby walkerpbus » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:24 pm

Thanks! I hope I remember this
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