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Auto Restore for Patri-Soft's Stowaway. AR is a TSR that automatically restores archived files. Program requires Stowaway 1.9 or greater.

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A U T O R E S T O R E

for

S T O W A W A Y

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Users Guide and Reference
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Version 1.1
July 1992





(tm)
o
Association of
Shareware
o Professionals

* Member *

Patri-Soft

(714) 352-2820 (Voice)
(714) 352-2825 (BBS)
(714) 352-1527 (FAX)

Copyright 1992 by Patri-Soft




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Table of Contents


About Shareware........................................... 1
Disclaimer................................................ 1
ASP....................................................... 1
How To Register........................................... 2
About Auto Restore........................................ 3
Sytem Requirements........................................ 4
Getting the Most From Auto Restore........................ 4
How Auto Restore Works.................................... 5
Installing Auto Restore................................... 5
Setting Stowaway options................................ 5
Starting Auto Restore................................... 5
Disabling/enabling AutoRestore............................ 5
Removing Auto Restore from Memory......................... 6
Messages.................................................. 6
Reporting problems or Suggesting enhancments.............. 10





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About Shareware

Shareware is Try Before you Buy software! Shareware is not free and
most shareware is not developed as a hobby! Patri-Soft grants you 30
days to evaluate this program without risk or obligation. After that
time, you must remove the program from your system, or purchase it
through Patri-Soft or one of our authorized distributors.

Shareware authors, including us, work many, many hours to create good
quality software hoping to make a reasonable living (like those
striving to be actors or professional athletes, very few are
successful). We are well aware that our success depends on you. We
make every effort to provide you with good software at low prices. In
return, we hope you will support our efforts. Without your support,
many good shareware programs die as their authors are unable to
continue to support and enhance products without income. Please pay
for the shareware you use so you can keep getting great software at
reasonable prices!


Disclaimer

Like most other software, use of this program acknowledges this
disclaimer of warranty:

"THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPLIED 'AS IS'. PATRI-SOFT DISCLAIMS ALL
WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND OF FITNESS
OF THIS PROGRAM FOR ANY PURPOSE. PATRI-SOFT ASSUMES NO
LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES, DIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL, WHICH MAY
RESULT FROM THE USE OF THIS PROGRAM."


Patri-Soft is a member of the ASP

This program is produced by a member of the Association of
Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the
shareware principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve a
shareware-related problem with an ASP member by contacting the
member directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP Ombudsman can
help you resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP member, but does
not provide technical support for members' products. Please write
to the ASP Ombudsman at P.O. Box 5786, Bellevue, WA 98006 or send
a Compuserve message via easyplex to ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536



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How to Register your version of Auto Restore



If you use Auto Restore, please register your use and support
shareware. Ordering your version of Auto Restore is EASY! You may
register in a variety of ways:



1) Print ORDER.FRM, fill it out, and mail it to us. We will
gladly accept check, money orders, or Visa/Master card in the
mail.

2) Call 1-800-272-4775 to place your order with Public Software
Library. PsL accepts almost every kind of credit card.

3) Call the Patri-Soft BBS at (714) 352-2825 and register
On-line by filling out script questionnaire 2. (At the main
menu, press 'S'). A Visa or MasterCard is necessary for this
process.

4) Call Patri-Soft at 714-352-2820. At this number, we accept
Visa, MasterCard, Purchase order, or we can bill you.

5) FAX your purchase order or order form to us at (714)
352-1527.

In all cases, your order is shipped the next day. Please add an
additional $5.00 for purchase orders.

The file ORDER.FRM has been provided to mail or FAX to us.

NOTE: Area code 714 changes to 909 in November 1992.




When you register, we will send you the latest version of
Stowaway, and the latest, registered version of Auto Restore.
Registration entitles you to extended technical support,
notification of updates, a registered version, and other
benefits!





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About Stowaway's Auto Restore

Auto Restore is a complimentary product to Stowaway, Patri-Soft's file
archival system. Stowaway, lets you select files to be moved off your
hard disk to inexpensive diskette storage. The unique feature of
Stowaway is that it keeps hard disk indexes about every file it
stores. These indexes are used to easily locate any file stored on
archive volumes without having to access the individual volumes.

When you need to restore an archived file, Stowaway lets you enter
filenames or wildcard specifications to list and select the file to be
restored. It asks for the disk containing the file and restores it to
its proper location. This is a manual process that must be performed
prior to accessing the file with DOS or any other application. You
must know the file that needs to be restored. Stowaway's Auto Restore
automates this process.

Auto Restore is installed when you start your computer and resides
in your system watching all file accesses. It detects when any
program attempts to access a file that has been archived. It can
do this because Stowaway optionally leaves the archived file on the
hard disk with zero size and a time of 12:00am and therefore the
file occupies no space but is still visable. When any program tries
to read or write one of these files, Auto Restore searches
Stowaway's archive indexes to verify the file is archived and, if
so, displays a window on your display to tell you an archived file
has been referenced and asks if you would like to restore it for
processing.

If you respond yes to restore the file, Auto Restore then asks you to
place the archive volume in the drive and proceeds to restore the
file. If you respond no, Auto Restore notifys DOS, and subsequently
your program or command, the file is inaccessable. The program or
command accessing the file will take its normal action when a file is
not accessible.

After the restore is complete, the text window is removed from your
display and the active program or command continues its normal
operation. Auto Restore goes back to waiting for the next archived
file to be accessed.

Auto Restore gives you additional freedom to archive more files to
offline storage volumes. Since it takes care of all restore processing
automatically, you can archive files and trust they will be
immediately accessible anytime they are needed.

Since Stowaway keeps directory entries on your hard disk for all
archived files, you still can list and search for files as you have
always been able to do. But they no longer take up valuable hard disk
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Auto Restore may be temporarily disabled at any time by issuing a DOS
command. It will remain in memory until enabled by a second command
or until the system is turned off.

Note: Auto Restore does not work with alternate IDs at this time.
Only the regular ID will be searched.

System Requirements

Any PC, XT, or AT type machine.
Stowaway requires 350K of memory while archiving files
Auto Restore requires less than 30K of memory when installed
A hard disk is required. 500k program disk space used.
Stowaway will archive as a DOS Windows application
Auto Restore will not restore when graphics displays are active.

Getting the Most from Auto Restore

Here are some ideas for using Stowaway and Auto Restore to free up
expensive hard disk space:

Archive old word processing, or spreadsheet files. Your directories
will still have the names of all the archived files, and when you load
one of the files using your word processor, Auto Restore will pup-up
and start the restore.

Archive graphics, picture and clip-art files. Their names are
still in the directories for quick access.

Reduce the amount hard disk space required by software products.
Many times, software products install many files you will never
use. These exist of example files, installation notes, read.me
files, printer drivers, display drivers, fonts, and much more.
You would like to remove what is not needed but are not
absolutely sure what files are not needed. Use Stowaway to
archive the files you think are not needed. Then run your
program normally. Auto Restore will detect any access to
archived files and automatically restore them. FIles needed will
be restored and those never accessed will stay in the archives.

Clean up hard disk utilities and save files without worry if they
are every accessed. If you needed them, just type their name.
They will be immediately restored.

With Stowaway and Auto Restore, you can have the cleanest hard disk
posible. Hard disks never seem to be large enough. Stowaway will
make sure you are always making best use of your space.

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How Auto Restore Works

Auto Restore installs itself in memory and then watches all open
functions that are used to prepare a file for reading or writing.
This type of process is often referred to as a Terminate and Stay
Resident (TSR) application. During its operation, it intercepts the
requesting program's process to restore a file. Auto Restore than
uses the Stowaway index to determine if the file is an archived
file, and it so, restores it.

Installing Auto Restore

Installing Auto Restore is easy. The Auto Restore program AR.EXE must
be kept with Stowaway program in Stowaway's directory on your hard
disk. It uses Stowaway option and index files for its operation.


Setting Stowaway Options

For auto Restore to operate, Stowaway needs to prepare the
files for Auto Restore. In the system options, set Stowaway
so that archived files will be prepared for Auto Restore (If
files are already archived, select "Prepare files for
Auto-Restore" in the utility menu). Stowaway will leave a
zero byte file in the directory, so that the file is "there"
but occupies no space.

Start Stowaway and access its Options specifications
to specify this option.

Starting Auto Restore

Enter the AR command to install Stowaway. This must be done
when no other programs are running in your system.
Normally, you will place the AR command in your AUTOEXEC.BAT
file to be executed every time your system is started. See
your DOS manual if you are unfamiliar with the AUTOEXEC.BAT
file or how to change it. NOTE: AR.EXE HAS to be in the
same directory as STOW.EXE.

C> AR <=== To install Auto Restore

Disabling and enabling Auto Restore

You may not want Auto Restore to be active while using some
programs or commands. For example, you do not want to have Auto
Restore active during your system backup as backup will access
the file and Auto Restore will attempt to restore archived files
before backup (Note, Patri-Soft's MegaBack backup system is aware

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of auto restore and will automatically backup the directory entry
for archvied files without causing them to be restored).

To temporarily disable auto restore, enter the AR command with
the /D command parameter specified.

AR /D <=== Use to disable Auto Restore

To reenable Auto Restore after it has been disabled, enter the AR
command with the /E command parameter specified.

AR /E <=== Use to enable Auto Restore

The AR command to disable and enable auto restore processing may
be placed in batch files, or menu specifications, before backup
or other commands. This will let you automatically disable and
enable processing when needed.

Removing Auto Restore from Memory

To remove Auto Restore from memory, restart your system by
rebooting it or by turing it off and back on.

Messages

1 -- DOS level less than 3.00? Unable to locate execute dirname

DOS normally passes the directory name a program is being
executed from as the first parameter to a program. When
AR.EXE was executed, it was not able to determine where it
was executed from. Check your DOS operating system level or
environment executing AR.EXE.


2 -- Cannot access STOSAWAY.DAT. Run AR.EXE from Stowaway directory
AR.EXE looks for Stowaway's option file STOSWAWY.DAT in the
same directory it is run from. It was not found. Make sure
AR.EXE is in the same directory as STOSAWAY.DAT.


3 -- Cannot read the file STOSAWAY.DAT
AR was unable to access STOWAWAY.DAT. Verify security or
file attributes allow your access to the file.


4 -- Auto-restore cannot access ARCHIVE.DAT
ARCHIVE.DAT is the file containing the archive data on the
archive volume. Either an incorrect or invalid archive

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volume was mounted. Verify the correct archive drive is
being used. AR uses Stowaway options to determine the
archive volume to use.


5 -- Seek Error locating beginning of archived file.
AR was attempting to position to read somewhere on the
archive volume but received an error. Either an incorrect or
invalid archive volume was mounted. Also, an archive index
may not be the correct index for the volume mounted.

6 -- Error reading start of archived file
AR was attempting to read somewhere on the archive volume
but received an error. Either an incorrect or invalid
archive volume was mounted. Also, an archive index may not
be the correct index for the volume mounted.


7 -- Seek error locating data of archive file
AR was attempting to read somewhere on the archive volume
but received an error. Either an incorrect or invalid
archive volume was mounted. Also, an archive index may not
be the correct index for the volume mounted.

8 -- Archive header filename does not match index record
AR read the data from an archive volume but found it was not
the correct data for the file to be restored. Either an
incorrect or invalid archive volume was mounted. Also, an
archive index may not be the correct index for the volume
mounted.


9 -- Error opening output file for write. Must exist and be 0 len
AR was unable to create the file to be restored on the
target hard disk. Make sure there is sufficient space to
hold the file and that you have authorization to create
files on the volumes (networks).

10 -- Error writing to output file - disk out of space?
AR was unable to write the file to be restored on the target
hard disk. Make sure there is sufficient space to hold the
file and that you have authorization to create files on the
volumes (networks).

11 -- Error decompressing archive data
AR encountered an error decompressing archive data. Verify
the archive volume is the correct one for the index being

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used. This error can also be encountered if archive data
has been corrupted by software or hardware error. Use the
CHKDSK command to verify the volume is properly formatted
without errors.


12 -- Unable to reset files date and time
Once AR restored the file, it was unable to reset the
restored file's date and time to reflect the value of the
original archived file. Verify you have authorization to
set file's date and times (networks).


13 -- Unable to properly set files attributes
Once AR restored the file, it was unable to reset the
restored file's attributes to reflect the value of the
original archived file. Verify you have authorization to
set file's atttributes (networks).

14 -- Error reading archive file data
AR was attempting to read somewhere on the archive volume
but received an error while reading the data. The data on
the archive volume has been corrupted or was not written
successfully ar archive time. Attempt to copy the archive
volume to another space volume using the DOS DISKCOPY
command. Use the new volume and attempt the restore again.
Use the DOS CHKDSK command to verify the volume is correctly
formatted and has no errors.

Remember, always use the best quality media and hardware
when creating archive data!


15 -- Error accessing STOFILIX.DAT
AR was unable to locate or access Stowaway's file index. It
should be located in the same directory AR was started from.
Verify it exists and can be accessed.


16 -- Error in seek to the file index, STOFILIX.DAT.
AR was able to locate and access Stowaway's file index but
was unable to read it successfully. Verify the file is
valid. Use the DOS CHKDSK command to verify the file volume
is correctly formatted and has no errors.


17 -- Error reading STOFILIX.DAT.
AR was able to locate and access Stowaway's file index but

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was unable to read it successfully. Verify the file is
valid. Use the DOS CHKDSK command to verify the file volume
is correctly formatted and has no errors.

18 -- Error accessing VOLnnnn.VOL on archive disk
AR was unable to locate or access Stowaway's volume contents
file on the arhcive volume. Verify the file exists and is
valid. Verify the correct archive volume is being used for
the restore.


19 -- Error reading VOLnnnn.VOL on archive disk
AR was able to locate and access Stowaway's volume contents
file on the arhcive volume but was unable to read it
successfully. Verify the file is valid. Use the DOS CHKDSK
command to verify the file volume is correctly formatted and
has no errors.


20 -- The file to be restored was not in the archive index?
Ar found a archive file place holder on your hard disk
indicating the original file was archived. This is a zero
lenggth file with a time of 12:00AM. AR attempted to locate
the file in the Stowaway archive index but did not find a
corresponding entry. Verify the Stowaway index used when AR
was started is correct for the disk volume.

To correct this problem. use the DOS delete command to
remove the file place holder file on your hard drive.


21 -- User terminated restore request by pressing Escape
AR requested to restore an archive file but the user
rejected the request to restore the file by responding No
when asked for permission to restore.


22 -- Cannot restore file as screen is in graphics mode
An application or command atttempted to restore a file while
the display was in graphics mode. AR is unable to restore
files while the display is in graphics mode. The restore
request generated, as a result of the attempted file access,
was rejected.

You may consider disabling AR with the AR /D command before
running this application again. The, AR will not attempt to
restore the file. Use the AR /E command to reenable AR
after the graphics application completes.

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23 -- Application has not supplied full pathname. Unknown directory
AR was unable to determine where to restore a file as the
file was not accessed with a complete DOS pathname. The
restore request cannot be complated. Enter the full
pathname for the command or in the application requesting
the restore.


24 -- Auto Restore is already installed
The AR command was issued without parameter to install auto
restore but auto restore was already installed.


25 -- Error in command line parameters
The AR command was entered with an invalid command line
parameter. Verify the command line with the valid
parameters for AR.

26 -- Auto Restore is not active. Cannot change status.
The AR command was entered with the /D or /E parameter to
enable or disable restore processing but AR was not
previously installed. Enter the AR command without
parameters to install it in your system before using the /E
or /D parameters.


27 -- User has terminated restore request through response.
During AR restore processing, the user has cancelled the
restored at some point in processing.


Reporting Problems or Suggesting Enhancments

Patri-Soft is ALWAYS interested in improving it's products. If you
discover a problem, or have a suggestion, we want to hear from you!
You may contact us at Patri-Soft in a variety of ways:

Patri-Soft
5225 Canyon Crest Dr.
Suite 71-358
Riverside CA, 92507

(714) 352-2820 Voice
(714) 352-1527 FAX
(714) 352-2825 DATA
Note: Area code 714 changes to 909 in November 1992.

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Feel free to contact us at any of the above numbers, or write us a
letter.

When reporting problems, please have the following information
available:

Version of the product
DOS version
Machine type

Note: Technical support is most effective when you are in front
of your computer when you call. We are able to help you most
effectivly when you can guide us step by step through the problem
or question.



























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