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Buffers​Backup

by Josh Lewis ST2 Missing

A Sublime Text 2 plugin for backing up all open files/buffers on an periodic basis.

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  • Linux 130
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Readme

Source
bitbucket.​org

BuffersBackup


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.

Installing

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 (lewisjosh2@gmail.com) 
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
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