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Originally Posted by Du-z;12822304 
Holey Moley!

May i ask in what way is it multithreaded? (it backs up two archives at a time?)

Also does anybody know what file does steam uses to store information about whether or not certain game are installed? it would be handy to back that up to, I hate having to double click to 'download' every game.

It backs up common folder and steamapps folder at same time.
And its because your missing the icons and stuff in the regular steam folder.
    
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Well, backup is working now smile.gif
    
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Finished biggrin.gif Well, first working release. Uploading now smile.gif
    
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http://friendshomeandinsanity.com/other/steamBackupTool.zip
Version 1.0.0 uploaded smile.gif
Need a few people to test it out.
    
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I just copy the entire folder to my backup hd and run it from there
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I just copy the entire folder to my backup hd and run it from there

This is for backing up. It compresses all the .GCF's and common folder into .7z (7-zip) files, which are quite a lot smaller. (Du-Z compressed ~500gb into ~350gb)
    
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I'm running it now smile.gif

Is it meant to be running just 1 or 2 cmd windows? I only just started the backup process but it seems to only be doing the steamapps.7z at the moment. this look pretty fancy pants though tongue.gif

Also i am happy to host the prog for you, I have a du-z.com domain doing nothing other than hosting a test server for work.
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Just remembered that steam install directory has to be the steamapps folder. and hosting will be sorted out when iv got a stable release tongue.gif
    
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Originally Posted by FiX;12835708 
Just remembered that steam install directory has to be the steamapps folder. and hosting will be sorted out when iv got a stable release tongue.gif

Ahh ok that's why that backup was only 4GB in size tongue.gif.

it would probably be best to backup those icons and such if it helps with not having to 'download' the game.
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Yeah ok smile.gif i do some work in a few hours tongue.gif
    
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