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Script driven Backup Utility
Bid Request Id: 22578
Bookmark in my 'To Do' list
Posted by: Tom Lewis (8 ratings)
(Software buyer rating 10)
Non-action Ratio: Very Good - 20.00%
Buyer Security Verifications: Excellent
Approved on: Jul 23, 2002
3:04:40 PM EDT
Bidding Closes: Aug 6, 2002
3:10:01 PM EDT
Viewed (by coders): 237 times
Deadline: 9/6/2002
TIME EXPIRED
Phase:
100% of work completed and accepted. Coder has been paid.
Max Accepted Bid: Bidding is closed
Project Type: Very Small Business Project: under $100 (USD)
Bidding Type: Open Auction
Categories: Windows, Database, Platforms, Delphi
Enter chat room for this bid request
(0 active users at Jul 10, 2003 9:26:22 PM EDT)

Description:
Script driven Back up Utility
SBU.EXE
1- Must be written and compiled with Delphi 3 standard components. .

2- Must not use the Borland Database engine but rather access the limited amount of data (the
script) as a delimited text file directly to avoid any data engine requirement.

3- Utility to provide user with desktop access to scripted copying of selected items described in
the script. The Utility will alert the user of a successful processing of the script as well as
providing a sequential text file log of the process including errors. It will be integrated into
several existing legacy Delphi 3 applications.

4-Utility to provide administration of the script (adding, editing, deleting script items) by
browsing for target file(s)/folder(s) and browsing for destination(s). The browsing function would
allow browsing of any device in the "my computer folder" - as well as warning the user if the
destination chosen might have insufficient space to receive the file(s)/folder(s) chosen as the
source. Script will allow standard file wild card (*.txt, *.xls, *.*, etc) and include an option to
"overwrite destination" if the file(s)/folder(s) already exist there.

5- when the exe is run without the script file or the log file present it will create them in the same
location as the exe.

6 - Data elements in the text script file:
Source path
Source Item(s) - a file, files, folder or folders
Destination path
Overwrite?

7 - Data in the text Log file
Date Time Results
Error messages

Deliverables:
Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.

Complete copyrights to all work purchased.
Scripted Backup Utility — Deliverables

All rights pertaining to the code, including all copyrights. The complete code itself - including all
files required to allow us to modify the code and recompile using a Delphi 3 installation with
standard components to produce the executable. Code must be well annotated so that any Delphi
programmer can follow what has been done and properly integrate the code with the existing
applications as needed.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCESS IN USE:
User clicks an icon on the desktop. Pre selected file(s)/folder(s) are copied to preselected
destinations. When removable media is selected for the destination the user is prompted for
media if it is not present or if more media is required. If an error occurs on a given script file item,
an error message is logged, that item is aborted and the next item is processed.

While the process runs a progress form shows a progress bar and the script data being processed
as well as a display of how many script items are left to process. When the process is completed
the progress display shows this. The progress form also has a button to abort the execution of the
script.


DESCRIPTION OF SCRIPT BEING ADMINISTERED:

User accesses the administration mode by clicking another icon on the desktop which runs the
same exe, but puts /A after the exe to make it start up in the admin mode.
This displays the administration form.
The current script is displayed in a dbGrid or equivalent. A dbNavigator component (with + - edit
non visible) is available to move around the data.

"ADD button" displays the browse dialogs for source path and and source item(s). Once
selected, user browses for destination path. Once source, item(s) and destination are selected user
is prompted if files can be overwritten.Once all the data is chosen (source path, source item(s),
destination,overwrite?) It is appended to the existing delimited script file. The browse form is
hidden and the administration form is displayed.
" DELETE button" deletes the current script record after confirmation prompting (are you sure
you want to delete this record?)
"EDIT button" allows editing of the current script line either by browsing or by typing.
"VIEW LOG FILE button" displays the contents of the current log file.
"CLEAR LOG FILE button" empties the log file.
"PRINT SCRIPT button" prints the current script file to the default printer.
"PRINT LOG FILE button" prints the current LOG file to the default printer.


DESCRIPTION OF THE DELIMITED TEXT FILE

xxxxxx...xxxxxxx|yyyyyy....yyyyyyyy|zzzz.....zzzzzz|Y


xxx = source path
yyy= item(s)
zzz= destination path
Y = overwrite

delimiter = |
end of record = cr lf (cairrage return, line feed)

A DELIMETED SCRIPT FILE WITH REAL DATA AS AN EXAMPLE


C:\MYDOCUMENTS\|*.wpd|E:\DOCS\|Y
C:\ADDRESSBOOK\BILL\|*.*|A:\|Y
C:\BOOKS\|ACCOUNTS.*|E:\BOOKS\|N


First line should copy c:\mydocuments\*.wpd to E:\docs - overwriting files if they exist.
Second Line should copy c:\addressbook\bill\*.* to A:\ - overwriting files if they exist.
Third line should copy c:\books\accounts.* to E:\books - not overwriting files if they exist.

EXAMPLE OF LOG FILE


07/10/2001 - 8:33am - Logfile created
07/15/2001 - script run - no errors - 18 items
7/18/2001 -script run - errors - 12 items:
overwrite prevented e:\books
file not found c:\zzzvvv.xxx
destination not found f:\list\
7/19/2001 - script run - no errors - 11 items



Platform:
ALL WINDOWS/INTEL PC PLATFORMS ( 95VER B THROUGH XP)

Must be 100% finished and received by buyer on:
Sep 6, 2002 EDT
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Name   Bid Amount 
 
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This bid was accepted by the buyer!
Belgrade Team
(27 ratings)
in B. P. Selo, Serbia
Serbia + Montenegro
Bid id: 248,966
 
$80 (USD) Jul 23, 2002
4:50:03 PM EDT
 9.62
(Excellent)
   
Dear Sirs,

I've read carefully through your description and I think it won't be a problem.

I have a question: is it necessary to use dbNavigator and dbGrid components or can I use a simple listbox (or a string grid) and few buttons to enable user moving through the script entries. You said you want this to run without BDE and my approach looks safer.

I've done two Delphi projects on this site so far: VBA 2 Delphi OLE project and Water jugs puzzle (C++ to Delphi conversion), both viewable in my ratings. I learned Windows GUI programming with Delphi 2. I'm using Delphi 6 now, of course, but I will reinstall D3 if you accept my bid.

If you do accept the bid you will have well commented and structured code written by all the good programming practices, unlimited support (smaller changes and updates if you need them). I can make everything with only standard components, available in any D3 edition. I'll make the user interface modern but not flashy, and easy and intuitive to use.

Please take a look at my ratings and what other buyers told about my team.

Looking forward to working with you...

Boban.
 




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