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Article #5 (14 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.product.portfolio.tricks
From: aa699@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Tony Thomas)
Subject: Portfolio Backup/Restore Batch Files
Posted-By: xx004 (aa699 - Tony Thomas)
Reply-To: aa699@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Tony Thomas)
Date: Sat Aug 31 08:44:27 1991


Backing up the Portfolio to a memory card is something that you should
do often.  Using DOS, it is a cumbersome task, to say the least.

Here is a batch file that I wrote to automate the process:
Type it into your word processor and save it as: BACKUP.BAT


copy *.* a:
cd system
copy \system\*.* a:\system\
cd \

Notice it also saves the files in your /SYSTEM directory (something a
*.* copy WON'T do) including PERMDATA and CLIPBORD.


In the case you should dump the Portfolio's memory due to a data error
or battery failure, here's a batch file to automatically get all your
files back into the Portfolio from a RAM card.  Be sure to reset the
Portfolio and do a FDISK 80 first and do a A: to log to the A: (card)
drive.

Here is a batch file that I wrote to automate the process:
Type it into your word processor and save it as: RESTORE.BAT

copy *.* c:
cd system
copy \system\*.* c:\system\
cd \

These little batch files can save you PLENTY of grief.

-- 
aa699 - Tony Thomas - The Atari Portfolio SIG - Type "go port"
"Portable Computing Power Without the Price"





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