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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 25, 2017

Include a comment in the backup

It will be great to include a comment each time a backup is executed. The comment value is included in the history file, it only needs to be used by the backup command.
  • Guest
    Jan 18, 2022

    I would suggest that 256 characters would be completely reasonable. Thanks.

  • Admin
    Michael Roecken
    Jan 18, 2022

    What would be a reasonable length for such a comment? 128, 256 or larger characters?

  • Guest
    Apr 5, 2020

    As I upgrade our Commerce databases, I have various "check-point" backups for recovery. Would be great to be able to comment the backup file with "Post" or ""