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Copy Newest File or Two to External Drive

Matthewlawson3 :

Aug 17, 2020

So here is my situation. I have a folder with 3 image backup files on an internal drive. This folder is constantly updated as I run an image process often. I want to be able to copy the two newest images only in that folder, using Bvckup2, to an external drive when I give Bvckup 2 the Go command.

Is this possible using inclusion or exclusion rules or some other method?

Thank you!

Alex Pankratov :

Aug 19, 2020

When deciding if to include a file into the backup, the program looks just at the file itself. It cannot make this decision conditional on the state of _other_ files. So what you want to do is not possible. Not as described.

You can however include files based on when they were last modified or created _relative to now_, i.e. include files that were created in the last hour or some such. See https://bvckup2.com/wip/r75-new-filter-ui.png for an example.

Matthewlawson3 :

Aug 19, 2020

Thank you, Alex!

Matthewlawson3 :

Aug 19, 2020

Alex, one last question, would "now" or the "last hour" be related to the time the backup runs each time? Not "Now" or  the "last hour" at the time when I set the backup job up.

Alex Pankratov :

Aug 19, 2020

The keyword "now" refers to the time of the current backup run.

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