A Sublime Text 2 plugin for backing up all open files/buffers on an periodic basis.
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A Sublime Text 2 plugin that backs up all open buffers to file on a periodic basis, even if the buffer hasn't been saved to a file yet.
This was mainly created because I am a huge fan of Sublime's “Hot Exit” feature, but I am paranoid and worry that I will create something important in an open buffer and end up overwriting/closing it before I save it. Most backups only work if/when you save a file, but this plugin doesn't care. so this is more relaxing knowing that anything typed into Sublime can be retrieved later if necessary.
Feel free to recommend any improvements – I am by no means a Python master!
How It Works
Based on a set interval (60 seconds by default), the plugin will go through each of the open buffers and will perform a backup of the contents if it has been changed since last check or if it hasn't been backed up yet. The key feature of this plugin is that it goes based on the buffer ID and not a filename, thus allowing backups of buffers that haven't been saved to a filename yet.
The backup filenames are created in the following format:
* Buffers from Files: HHMMSS_<BUFFER ID>_<FILE NAME> * Unsaved Buffers: HHMMSS_<BUFFER ID>_<FIRST 20 CHARS OF BUFFER>
BuffersBackup Directory structure:
* "sublimebackup/working/" - This contains the current day's backup files * "sublimebackup/archive/" - Contains the ZIP files for each day in the format of "YYYY-MM-DD.ZIP"
On each new day, the backed up files for the previous day are zipped up and archived. Once the max retention days has been reached, the zip files are then deleted. So it's a “just set it and forget it” approach and hopefully you will never need to even open the files, but if you do, it just might save your day.
Clone this repository into your Packages directory:
hg clone https://bitbucket.org/lewisjosh/BuffersBackup
If you don't have Mercurial, then just download the source and extract it to your Packages directory.
NOTE: Your packages directory can be easily found by opening Sublime Text and then 'Preferences' -> 'Browse Packages'
New BSD License
Copyright (c) 2012, Josh Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. * Neither the name of the <organization> nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL <COPYRIGHT HOLDER> BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.