* Backup and Restore FH Settings plugins

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Backup and Restore FH Settings plugins

Post by Mark1834 » 02 May 2022 09:17

Now that the new Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings via Windows plugin is available in the Store, the KB will need updating to reflect the choice now available to users.

I think the two sections that will need editing are Backup and Recovery, and Family Historian Copy and Migration Guide. My suggestion is to add a concertina to the former page comparing the two plugins, and link to this in the latter.

New plugin features -
  • Simpler menu selections.
  • Fast operation.
  • Fully automatic restore.
  • Provides templates for more advanced users to create automatic backups
Original plugin features -
  • Wider application range (emulators and FH5).
  • More fine control over individual file updating.
  • Greater familiarity for existing users
Anything else?
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Re: Backup and Restore FH Settings plugins

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 03 May 2022 18:19

Having just experimented with both, that feels like a fair summary.

I know the 'Windows' (new) plugin can read backups made by the longstanding alternative. Is the converse true, and should that capability be mentioned if its another difference?

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Re: Backup and Restore FH Settings plugins

Post by tatewise » 03 May 2022 18:29

No, the converse is not true and not sure if that feature is worth adding.
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Re: Backup and Restore FH Settings plugins

Post by Mark1834 » 03 May 2022 18:47

That was my feeling as well. I added backward compatibility, but not sure it needs it the other way around.

It might be worth pointing out that all either plugin does is provide a wrapper for copying two folders and two Registry keys, and the backups from either can be readily restored directly within Windows. I’ve kept the default .reg extension for the Registry files, so they be restored just by double-clicking in File Manager, but the same works on the Registry.keys file if you rename it.
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