Contents of the BKUPCALC.DOC file
A backup calculation program
BKUPCALC scans a disk drive and calculates the amount
of space required to perform full or modified backups.
This enables you to have the proper number of formatted
diskettes ready before starting.
The output lists the total number of files, the number of
files with the archive bit set, and the amount of disk
space occupied by the files. The numbers will not match
the figures from CHKDSK since BKUPCALC adds 128 bytes to
the file size and then rounds it up to the next 1k
boundry. The program then calculates how many double, high
density, and 3.5" diskettes are required for a full backup
and a backup with the /M option.
There is a possibility that the number of diskettes will be
off by +/- 1 due to slight storage differences.
BKUPCALC accepts two arguments, the drive and/or directory
on which to begin the scan and a switch to list the
modified files.. The path on which to begin the backup is
entered normally, like: "C:\DOS". The listing switch is
entered as "/L" or "/l".
BKUPCALC D: Scans drive D starting in the
BKUPCALC A:\SOURCE Scans only files located on
drive A and in or below the
BKUPCALC C:\MISC /L Scans only files located in the
MISC subdirectory and below.
All files with the archive bit
set will be listed.
BKUPCALC /l Scans the current drive
starting at the root. Lists
all files with the archive bit
This program is being distributed as Niceware (Niceware
concept courtesy of P. L. Olympia). This program can be
distributed and used freely as long as no consideration
(other than diskette handling fee) is charged. If you use
the program and find it useful, don't send me any money or
other consideration, just do something nice for someone
else. Give your spouse/girl/boy/kids a hug, take the
family somewhere special. Now isn't that Niceware.
BKUPCALC is written in C and compiled with the Microsoft C
compiler, Version 5.0. All functions used in the program
are available in the Microsoft library. The program
requires MS-DOS or PC-DOS 2.0 or later.
BKUPCALC is Copyright Norfolk Southern Corporation and
Glen E. Thompson 1987. All rights reserved.
Glen E. Thompson
Norfolk Southern Corporation
8 North Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24042-0055