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Registry Backup Log Files
« on: July 10, 2012, 07:48:22 PM »
Hi Shane,
While browsing through the forums, I noticed that log files are sometimes attached for your perusal and analysis. Invaribly, you follow up with the question "What version of Windows are you using?"

For ease of debugging, perhaps you can place a file header at the beginning of each Registry Backup Log File. Since you have a number of software releases, you could possibly print the first line as "Tweaking.com - Registry Backup v<n.n.n>" or something similar. The second line could possibly print the system information as listed in your "backup_info.txt" file; which could display as "<Computer-name> (Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1)" or something similar. This would seem to enable you to have pertinent information regarding the issue in question and possibly save a little research time.

Just a thought.

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Re: Registry Backup Log Files
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 10:22:49 AM »
It already does :-)

It is just a habit of me asking lol

Here is an example of what is in the backup log file

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[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] System Variables
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[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] Use Fallback Backup Method: 1 (0 = No, 1 = Yes)
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] VSS exe To Use: vss_7_64.exe
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] Windows Drive: C:
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] Windows Folder: Windows
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] Windows Path: C:\Windows
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] Registry File Location: C:\Windows\System32\Config
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] Current Profile: C:\Users\Shane
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] Current Profile SID: S-1-5-21-3227671061-2918225054-3558623825-1000
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] Current Profile Classes: S-1-5-21-3227671061-2918225054-3558623825-1000_Classes
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] Profiles Location: C:\Users
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] Profiles Location 2: C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] Local Settings AppData: AppData\Local
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] Computer Name: SMC
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] OS Architecture: 64-bit
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] OS Version: 6.1.7601
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] OS Service Pack: Service Pack 1
[7/11/2012 - 9:51:13 AM] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Re: Registry Backup Log Files
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 08:35:51 PM »
Hi Shane,
I guess I should have been more clear in my inquiry. By "each Registry Backup Log File" I was referring to your "Registry Backup" application that creates a "backup_info.txt" file; a "Log_Backup.txt" file, and a "Log_Restore.txt' file. Your example is just for the "Log_Backup.txt" file which doesn't indicate which "Registry Backup" application version number the log is for. The "Log_Restore.txt" file doesn't contain any information about the "Registry Backup" application version number and only lists the computer name in one of the backup subdirectory file locations; there is no indication as to what Windows operating system the restore is for or what Service Pack has been applied.

Sorry for the misinformation.

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Re: Registry Backup Log Files
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 09:34:56 PM »
I didn't think the system info needs to be in the restore since it is in the backup log already.

The system is designed to warn a user if they try to restore on a system that doesn't match :wink:

I didnt think I would need to log the same info twice. :cheesy:

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Re: Registry Backup Log Files
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 08:51:00 AM »
Hi Shane,
This wouldn't be for the user, it would be for you when you are trying to debug a user reported anamoly and are diagnosing the log file that you requested. One instance in particular is in the "Registry Backup" forum where a user is wondering why his backups weren't installed after he ran the "Restore" request. You requested him to send the restore log and after viewing the log you posed the question "What version of Windows are you using?". He then replied with the appropriate information. I'm just trying to make this easier for you in your problem diagnosis and resolution. I know this type of information has helped me diagnose and solve problems. Just trying to make it easier for you my friend!

You have a wonderful product.

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Re: Registry Backup Log Files
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 10:36:20 AM »
Ah I see now :-)

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