Performing Eclipse Classic Automatic Backups

Performing Eclipse Classic Automatic Backups

Making regular backups of your data and having a disaster recovery plan are important steps to ensuring that your business can recover from a disaster, hardware failure, or user error. Your Eclipse data should be included in such plans. Since most backup utilities cannot perform a backup on open files, Eclipse must be shut down during the backup process.

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You can use Windows Task Scheduler to schedule regular backups of the Eclipse Classic software. There is a text file in the Master Eclipse folder (typically found at C:/Eclipse) named xlbackup.txt. You can rename this file to xlbackup.cmd or xlbackup.bat.

Then create another task that will run the backup batch file rather than the xlstartup.exe file.

With the Backup task, you can set the trigger on a schedule:

Edit the Action to start a program and set the file path to the Master Eclipse folder where the xlbackup.cmd file is located:

Task Scheduler is now configured to automatically start Eclipse Classic and automatically backup Eclipse Classic.

Sample Backup batch file: