APFill is intended for calculating toner/ink coverage in PDF or PS files. It allows you to estimate the cost of printing a specific file. APFill separately measures CMYK, as well as up to 8 other colors in a file. Besides, APFill can also calculate ink coverage for bitmap formats, such as TIFF, JPG and BMP in the RGB or grayscale mode, which can be useful for printing on a black and white printer or for measuring the density of CMYK components that were separated and saved in a TIFF file, for example.
Besides the standard mode, when the user opens a file, measures it and gets the coverage calculation results, APFill has an automatic mode and can be started from the command line with various parameters.
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APBackup allows you to start the backup process only when a specific condition is met. In the current version of the program, this can be either presence or absence of a specific file or folder at the moment the task is executed.
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Each task in APBackup can be started automatically according to a schedule. A standard set of schedules is available: daily, on specific days of the week, monthly, run once.
The program also offers special scheduling options described below.
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Today, we will look at the process of backing up the program settings of APBackup.
The program saves settings in two files:
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Today, we will take a look at some examples of MS SQL database backup automation using APBackup.
When a task is started in APBackup , you can launch external applications before and after the actual backup process. Besides, you can configure a task not to back up data at all, but to launch these programs only (i.e. schedule a program start). This can be done by enabling the “Execute only “To Do before/after backup” without backup” option.
Let’s take a look at an example of a backup task.
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Starting from version 3.5, APBackup supports Unicode filenames. This applies both to backup and copy tasks.
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To install APBackup in the unattended mode (no user’s actions required), you need to launch the installer with the following parameters:
apbackup.exe /VERYSILENT /SP-
After that, if you have an APBackup registration key, you can activate the program automatically. Just start the program with the following parameter:
c:\program files\apbackup\apbackup.exe QUIETREGISTER XXXXX-XXXXX-...-XXXXX
where XXXXX-XXXXX-…-XXXXX is your APBackup registration key.
The APBackup installation package was created using InnoSetup, so you can use any other supported command line parameters.
APBackup users often report of creating archives of over 4 gigs in size that appear corrupted.
In fact, the archives are totally fine. The problem is caused by the Zip64 format used by the program.
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When saving a backup archive to the primary or additional folder, APBackup can name it according to the current date. To enable this option, use the “Date format” field. This field is a date/time mask and its value is calculated at the time a backup copy is created.
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