Can the program create a folder with the name of the current date and save all backups for that day in this folder

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JustMan
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Can the program create a folder with the name of the current date and save all backups for that day in this folder

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Hello everybody! Sorry for my English (using a translator).
I use Cobian to backup data in my office. Everything is fine, but there is a question.
Can the program create a folder with the name of the current date (for example, 2021-01-14) and save all backups for that day in this folder. It would be more convenient for me if the backups were in the context of dates, and not sources.
I tried to specify destination path like "\\nas\Backup\%DATE" in the settings of the task, but the program does not understand the "%DATE" variable, although it does understand some other variables.
Maybe there are some other variables or ways?
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Re: Can the program create a folder with the name of the current date and save all backups for that day in this folder

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Hi.

I imagine you are using the program without the "compact" function enabled. There was a time when I did that to. Nowadays I've using the "compact" function and 7-zip to extract anything I need. In both cases, the software do use a date in the name of the folder with compacting disable, or the file name otherwise.
13/11/2020 12:23 <DIR> Temp 2021-01-17 10;29;04 (Completo)
13/11/2020 12:23 <DIR> Temp 2021-01-17 10;29;18 (Incremental)
13/11/2020 12:23 <DIR> Temp 2021-01-17 10;29;56 (Incremental)
17/01/2021 10:33 17.071 Temp 2021-01-17 10;33;07 (Completo).7z.001
17/01/2021 10:34 81 Temp 2021-01-17 10;34;03 (Incremental).7z.001
17/01/2021 10:34 81 Temp 2021-01-17 10;34;16 (Incremental).7z.001
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Re: Can the program create a folder with the name of the current date and save all backups for that day in this folder

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Use the "Create separated backups" function for your task.
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Re: Can the program create a folder with the name of the current date and save all backups for that day in this folder

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Thanks for answers! These methods do not create a new directory every day with today's date. I made a bat file that creates a directory everyday and after the task transfers the archive there.
Now I have folders created, for example:
2021-01-15
2021-01-16
2021-01-17
2021-01-18
and the archives from the temporary folder are transferred there.
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You could use parameters as well. (See the help file) . %DATENOTIME should do it.
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Re: Can the program create a folder with the name of the current date and save all backups for that day in this folder

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cobian wrote: 26 Jan 2021, 06:49 You could use parameters as well. (See the help file) . %DATENOTIME should do it.

It works! Thank you!
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