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Any way to add delay after detected change?

112233 :

Nov 17, 2016

Is there a way to put a delay before running after a detected change?
When I start copying photos from my camera to my computer, Bvckup detects this after only a few seconds and runs the backup after only a few photos have been copied. Since I have a minimum time set between backups, the rest of the photos don't get copied until the minimum time has passed and it can run again. If I get rid of the minimum time between backups, it would end up running multiple times in a row.

I would prefer if it could wait something like 30 seconds after the first change is detected before running again. That way all my photos would be backed up in one run.

Alex Pankratov :

Nov 17, 2016


Fair question, this is very much doable:

1. Right-click on the backup in main window,
    Open Folder > Configuration & Logging

2. Exit the app -- otherwise your changes will be ignored and discarded

3. Open settings.ini in a text editor, e.g. Notepad

4. Ctrl-F for "conf.fs_change_pause" and change it as follows:

        conf.rt_changed_scan_delay   30 sec

    In older versions of the program the setting was called
    "conf.fs_change_pause" instead.

5. Save changes, exit the editor, start the app

112233 :

Nov 18, 2016

Thanks for the reply.
Unfortunately this doesn't seem to work for me.

Alex Pankratov :

Nov 18, 2016

... and you are correct. I can reproduce this. Stand by for the resolution.

Alex Pankratov :

Nov 20, 2016



Should now work as advertised -
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/797/4713

112233 :

Nov 20, 2016

Thanks!

fishmi :

Jun 25, 2019

Could you please explain in detail how the feature can be set in the ini file. Each time I change the ini file it will be reset to its original state the next time the program is started.
Thanks a lot

Alex Pankratov :

Jun 25, 2019

Each time I change the ini file it will be reset to its original state the next time the program is started.


1. Make sure to fully exit the program BEFORE making any changes to the ini file. The program reads INI files only on launch and it recreates them from scratch in run-time and at exit.

2. Better yet, used this method instead -
    https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1140

3. The name of the setting itself changed to "conf.rt_changed_scan_delay",
     so it needs to be something like

            conf.rt_changed_scan_delay     30 sec

     The old setting "conf.fs_change_pause" is still read, but it will have
     effect only if it comes after the new one.

Let me know how it goes.

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