Application Note for QuNect Backup

Automating QuNect Backup using Windows Scheduler

  1. The first step is to install QuNect ODBC for QuickBase from this link.
  2. The second step is to install QuNect Backup from this link. This will make sure that your computer has all the .NET prerequisites and will put a shortcut on your Start menu. However the QuNectBackup.exe executable is buried in some inscrutable location. This makes it hard to configure Windows Scheduler.
  3. So to make it easier you can download QuNectBackup.exe from this link. Place it on your hard drive where you can browse to it easily. I would recommend putting it in C:\Program Files\QuNect ODBC for QuickBase or on 64 bit machines in C:\Program Files (x86)\QuNect ODBC for QuickBase. The following instructions will assume you've done so.

Windows 7

Open Task Scheduler by clicking Start, click All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Task Scheduler.

  1. On the Action menu select Create Task
  2. On the General tab give your task a name.
  3. on the Actions tab click New... and then click Browse, navigate to C:\Program Files\QuNect ODBC for QuickBase or on 64 bit machines to C:\Program Files (x86)\QuNect ODBC for QuickBase and then click on QuNectBackup and then click Open.
  4. In the input box labeled Add Arguments (optional) type the word auto
  5. You can learn about the other features of Windows Task Scheduler here.

Windows XP

Open Scheduled Tasks by clicking Start, click All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Scheduled Tasks.

  1. Double-click Add Scheduled Task to start the Scheduled Task Wizard, and then click Next in the first dialog box.
  2. Click Browse, navigate to C:\Program Files\QuNect ODBC for QuickBase or on 64 bit machines to C:\Program Files (x86)\QuNect ODBC for QuickBase and then click on QuNectBackup and then click Open.
  3. Type a name for the task, and then choose one of the following options:
  4. Click Next, specify the information about the day and time to run the task, and then click Next

    Note that the information about the day and time to run the task vary depending on the selection that you made in the previous wizard dialog box. For example, if you choseWeekly, you must indicate the day of the week, the time, and if the task should run every week, every 2 weeks, every 3 weeks, and so on.
  5. Type the name and password of the Windows user who is associated with this task. Make sure that you choose a user with sufficient permissions to run the program. By default, the wizard selects the name of the Windows user who is currently logged on.
  6. Click Next, and check the checkbox labeled Open advanced properties for this task when I click Finish before you click Finish. After you click Finish, the Properties dialog box opens for the task.

    On the Task tab of the Properties dialog box for the task, put your cursor at the end of the Run text box. Then add a space after the last double quote character and then type:
  7. "auto"
  8. Click OK and you're done!