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Change multiple profiles at once in v6

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Change multiple profiles at once in v6

Post by ACM » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:45 pm

Hi,
we are running a profilegroup with about 50 different locations, so different profiles. But now we want to switch all this stuff to a different location.

To make it clear here's an example:
Current: Source -> target: \\server01\data\onefolder -> \\server01\differentdata\onefolder
Planned: Source -> target: \\new_server\data\onefolder -> \\new_server\differentdata\onefolder

Is there a way to do this without touching all profiles by hand?

I've had look in the exported sps file, but unfortunately this is not a textfile. So search nd replace will probably not work.

Thanks in advance,
Michael

BTW: Thank you for such a stable piece of software - this is running for years without any issues :)

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Re: Change multiple profiles at once in v6

Post by Swapna » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:12 am

Hi,

Sorry, not supported.

Thank you

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Re: Change multiple profiles at once in v6

Post by mcarroll » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:11 am

Hello,

Just a suggestion or idea; but since you have an older version of SyncBack Pro... The costs & licensing issues are something you'd have to work out some type of deal with 2BrightSparks but since you have 50 locations; why not see if you can upgrade the Syncback Pro to the current version, purchase the SyncBack Management and purchase a software maintenance agreement.

This will accomplish a couple of things; when you upgrade SyncBack you'll have the latest version and features, should you need to make a change like this in the future; you'll be able to do this via the SyncBack Management console and with a software maintenance agreement; you'll be able to stay up to date on the software. It'll take some legwork & cost initially but I'd think in the long-term it would benefit both parties.

The one real feature that I hope SyncBack Pro would come out with is Delta copying / partial file updating. This would be especially helpful with Outlook updates... Otherwise, I love their software. Been waiting too long for this feature in my opinion though.

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Re: Change multiple profiles at once in v6

Post by ACM » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:43 am

Hi,
Swapna wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:12 am
Sorry, not supported.
is this not supported on the old v6 or even in newer versions?
What mcarroll suggested might be an option, but will we be able to manage this with newest SyncBack?

It's not mainly a thing of costs here, but though we're having a lot of profiles doesn't mean we've using it exessively.
We are collecting data from our internal folder structure to a different folder structure and have them collected by an external supplier two times a day.
We are touching this due to changes in the folders only a few times a year.

Best,
Michael

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Re: Change multiple profiles at once in v6

Post by Swapna » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:43 am

Hi,

It’s not possible to change source/destination paths without modifying the profile. This is not supported in V6 or newer versions.

One possible solution for your issue is to create Group variable/s for the string that is changed frequently (e.g. server name) and use that variable in the profile’s source/destination paths. In the future, if the server name is changed again then you can simply update the variable value at the group level, and the source/destination paths will be automatically updated with the newer value when the profile is run.

However, if you are using Fast Backup or Intelligent Sync profile types, I suggest running the profile manually (or perform simulated runs) after changing the variable, so that you can ensure the new source/destination locations and the files proposed for copying/deleting are correct.

Thank you.

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