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Subject: Command Line Crashing

By: R Skaggs

12/01-2006 04:55

I am running Zip Backup to CD 3.19.5.496 on Windows XP SP2 with all critical MS patches through Jan 11, 2006. I also have ZoneAlarm 6.0.667.000, AVG anti-virus 7.1.371, and Adobe Photo Downloader (from Photoshop Elements v4) running in the background.

Zip Backup to CD runs fine from the GUI. However, I want to run it from a batch file so that it will start, run a job, and close. If I run a job from a command line with the /=job.dat parameter and then manually close Zip Backup to CD, the program crashes. The job.dat path has spaces in it and is enclosed in "". If I run the same job by the same command line and add the /C parameter, it crashes. If I run the first job and add the /H parameter, it crashes. I haven't tried the /A parameter.

Can you tell me how to cleanly run Zip Backup to CD from a command line?


By: James Oakley

31/01-2006 18:23

I was getting this.

Fixed it by not including a full path for the job name.

i.e.: Make sure the job name is in c:\documents and settings\username\application data\zipbackuptocd\.

Then: run with /=job.dat
rather than /=c:\doc [..."> tocd\job.dat

My problem now is that, whether or not I use the /H or /A flags (and the difference between those is...?), the application still runs in a window not hidden.

Any suggestions?


By: Datahjaelp

03/02-2006 22:13

There is a issue with Windows XP and command line. This problem is solved in version 3.19.7 released 3. February 2006. The /H and /A flags should also work now.


By: James Oakley

04/02-2006 08:38

Thank you - I'll give that a try.

I'm still not clear (from the documentation) what the difference is between /H and /A. Perhaps someone could explain.


By: R Skaggs

04/02-2006 14:52

How do I go about installing an update such as this? Do I need to uninstall the existing version and install the new one? Or can I install the new one over the old one?

I don't have an explanation of /h or /a.

FYI, the reason I use a command line is to utilize Scheduled Tasks. Scheduled Tasks (using the advanced options) will wake a system from standby to perform a task. My backups take place at 3am when the system has been in standby for a few hours.


By: Datahjaelp

05/02-2006 16:49

From the Zip Backup to CD help.

/H
Hide the programme.

/=job.dat
Load the backup job specified and start the backup job. If the parameter is used in conjunction with the /H parameter, the backup programme will stop when the job has finished, if there is no scheduled jobs.

/A
Is used when the programme shall be hidden after it is loaded.

/C
Is used when the programme shall be closed after the job is finished.


By: James Oakley

05/02-2006 16:56

So, just to be clear...

If /A hides the programme after it is loaded, and /C closes the programme after the job is finished, WHEN does /H hide the programme?


By: Datahjaelp

05/02-2006 21:53

/A is meant to be used if the program shall be loaded without starting a job.
/H is meant to be used if a job is started when the program is loaded.
In most cases if not all they will do the same and is today mostly existent do to backward compatibility.




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