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BACKUP file selection?

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The Question is:

This is to do with the /BEFORE qualifier no the BACKUP & DELETE commands. Why
 wasn't the file backed up, but it was deleted? (see log file extraction below):
$ backup/log/before="-7-" dev:[dir]file.*;* dev2:[dir2]*.*;*
%BACKUP-W-NOFILES, no files selected from dev:[dir]file.*;*
$ delete/log/before="-7-" dev:[dir]file
%DELETE-I-FILDEL, dev:[dir]file.ext;1 deleted (1008 blocks)

The Answer is :

  Please acquire any available BACKUP ECO kit, and -- if the problem
  then persists -- please contact the Compaq Customer Support Center
  directly.  Please also note that BACKUP /BEFORE and /SINCE default
  to /MODIFIED, while commands such as DIRECTORY and DELETE /BEFORE
  and /SINCE default to /CREATED.

answer written or last revised on ( 6-APR-2000 )

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