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Batch file backup between Mac and HP Palmtop
The following is an adaptation of the procedure found in an article in The HP Palmtop Paper (Sept/Oct 1993, page 36, by James Cummiskey).
First, I put my 95LX into the server mode at 2400 baud using the batch file ZIPMAC.BAT shown below. Notice that the /b24 switch sets ZIP to 2400 baud. I use a different batch file when copying or backing up files to my PC at work.
echo In the A: directory...
echo Ready to receive instructions
echo ***** zip /s/b24
echo Session is ended...
When backing up files to the Mac, I ensure that the Network E drive on the Mac is set to the folder into which I want to capture the files. Finally, I run HP95BAK.BAT (below) from SoftPC on the Mac, to copy all files from the Palmtop that have changed since the previous backup (the /t switch accomplishes this).
HP95BAK.BAT (below) copies files intended for use by other Mac applications (DOC and LOTUS directories) to the E: drive and other files to the C:\HP 95LX directory and appropriate subdirectories in the SoftPC "hard drive" file. Also, files on my ACE DoubleCard (Drive A:) transfer correctly. (Note: Indented lines below are wrapped from previous line.)
echo About to backup data from HP 95LX.
echo Set Network E: drive to correct file.
echo Press ENTER when ready ...
zip a:\*.* /f[c:\hp95lx\drivea] /t
zip a:\doc\*.* /f[e:\doc] /t
zip a:\lotus\*.* /f[e:\lotus] /t
zip c:\*.* /f[c:\hp95lx\drivec] /t
zip c:\_dat\*.* /f[c:\hp95lx\drivec\_dat] /t
echo Backup complete... All files reside in
echo C:\HP 95LX subdirectories and E: Drive Folder.
The combination of SoftPC and ZIP enables communication among all three computers and dramatically enhances my productivity and effective use of the 95LX. I am consistently impressed and surprised by the flexibility of SoftPC, and recommend it to those who face a similar dilemma.
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