gggirlgeek wrote:Maybe you're already working on this, but is there a chance to automate the backup on a schedule?
I suppose it wouldn't be too hard to add such thing, but I am not sure if it is really needed since there already exists the another add-on which could do that. I added that option (Backup) just because it was so easy and because it could help users to not think where the MM.DB file is actually located for the current OS or MM version.
I'm annoyed with "Backup 5.8" because the settings dialog doesn't appear correctly unless you are using a very high resolution like 1920x1080. I don't like nose prints on my screen. He has been notified about this by me and others numerous times.
In addition, your extension does more than just replace the MM.db. Backup 5.8 only replaces MM.db and the Mediamonkey settings. I can do that myself. My files are all in the same place because I use Mediamonkey portable.
It is my understanding that Restore/Sync actually overwrites the restored tags onto the the files (if asked to do so.) So if I could do a daily TAG backup I could restore them to files that were backed up 4 months ago. The files would be exactly the same as the lost files.
I only get new music 2-3 times/year and I don't change my folder structure very often, so there is no need to back up the files with every tag update... and frankly, files are easily replaced, tags are not! We're talking 15 years worth of work here. Since the tags' database backup is so small I can put it anywhere. It is much more difficult to backup 100Gb of files, so I don't do it often.
Essentially, I only need 64Mb of space to back up my tags. I can put it on Dropbox.com,... put it on my Android,... I can email it to myself,... I can put it anywhere. I can't do that with 100GB of music files. So I like the idea of backing up my tags separately from backing up my files.
gggirlgeek wrote:Also, is there a way to save our settings (would be needed for the above request of course) but it's also just convenience.
I don't know on what kind of settings you are talking about. The states of the controls from the dialog box are automatically saved in the .ini file after you apply the export or import. However, if you are talking about the presets with stored several different settings, then I am not sure again if it is really needed. Could you please give me some example why you need such thing?[/quote]
Strange: It's saving my settings now. The first time I used it and made a backup, my settings were cleared out when I opened the dialog box a minute later. I restarted MM, did another test-backup, and closed the dialog. They were cleared again when I re-opened the dialog. I assumed it was that way for everyone. Now it's working fine. The only difference is that I've rebooted since then. Probably something on my end.