Release date: 
Monday, 17 April, 2017



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Rexx-script to backup your ArcaOS, eCS or OS/2 bootdrive. Use it from the desktop or with a scheduler.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install zip unzip

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Iris v. 0.3 (5/12/2018) Readme/What's new
Iris v0.3 05.12.2018 ----------------------- Main change: Using Zip.EXE's option -y to store symbolic links as the link instead of the referenced file.
Iris v. 0.2 (17/4/2017, Dimitrios Bogiatzoules) Readme/What's new
Iris v0.2 18.04.2017 ----------------------- Installation: 1) Unzip the files in a directory of your choice. 2) If you want a WPS object, execute WPS.CMD. 3) Change the settings (directory, logging, bootdrive) in IRIS.CMD. Usage: IRIS.CMD <backup_directory> The argument has to be an existing directory like D:, or D:\, or D:\My backups, or"D:\My backups". Without an argument the file IRIS.CMD has to be edited to set its backup_dir variable. Some of the changes: Improved installer, which won't replace the object of Iris v0.1. Support for root directories and HPFS/JFS directory names. Removed some unused variables. Iris v0.1 15.08.2003 ----------------------- Requirements: Info-ZIP's Zip.EXE ArcaOS, eCS or OS/2 with Rexx Use: 1) Simply start it either by a scheduler or with a doubleclick 2) Have a look into the logfiles What it does: 1) It finds your bootdrive out. This may sometimes fail (when the OS2.INI ain't placed on the bootdrive), but you have still the possibility to enter a value. 2) Then it looks where SWAPPER.DAT is saved and excludes it, if found. 3) An at last it creates the backup file. It's name has the format : 4) If a file with that name already exists, then the execution is interrupted, to prevent overwriting backup files. Known bugs: I hope non, but please let me know if you find one! Please send me any kind of feedback to improve it or do it yourself: it's GNU software... License: This program is released under the GNU Public License (GPL). See the file COPYING for further information. -------------------------------------- (C) Dimitrios Bogiatzoules 2003  local copy
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