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Minecraft Backup & Restore w/ Automatic Backups & Dropbox Support

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You can download the application by clicking here.

Dropbox Support

If you have used the default Dropbox settings by having the Folder inside your username and not anywhere else this will enable Dropbox support.

The Dropbox Option copies over the backed up files that are always located at C:Minecraft_Backups over to C:UsersUSERNAMEDropbox (example: C:UsersSimonDropbox)

Overview



Today I wasn't really doing anything, and had seen that someone on Twitter was looking for the easier way to backup their Minecraft Files and Folders. So I decided to do something about it. Out came Visual Studio and from that came "Minecraft Backup". Although not named awesomely, it does exactly what it says on the tin. After a few hours of coding, and testing and then coding again. I think it's finally done.

It doesn't really have many features to be honest, it allows you to specify what you want to backup, and the option to delete your super-huge TGA files to save some space.

Because I'm a nice guy, I'd never consider charging for this, and it's also open source so if you want, jump on over to the BitBucket Repo and you can download the source. I'd love your comments, thoughts and possibly feature integration. I'm happy to continue developing it and adding more features to it, I just can't really think of anything else at the moment.



Read me / Features
Minecraft Backup is a simple Windows Application that will backup your Minecraft Files. It has a simple, small but efficient GUI.

You have the option to backup the following:
- The Basics (required)
- World Saves
- Players Statistics
- Texture Packs
- Screen shots
- Mods Folder

You can also remove the TGA files that may have been created in your screen shot folder to increase the free space on your hard drive.

his was built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, and requires .NET Framework 3.5 and above. You can download the latest .net framework by clicking here.

You can download the application by clicking here.

Change log

Update (14/07/2011): Released version 1.4.

Changes:
  • Changes to the Interface
  • Added the ability to add/remove the resources from the backup
  • Restructured the file names to reflect what is in the backup.
Update (15/07/2011): Released version 1.5.

Changes:
  • Added Restore/Rollback Feature.

  • Fixed a few spelling mistakes
Update (07/08/2011): Released version 1.6.

Changes:
  • Added lastlogin and options.txt files to backup.
Update (07/08/2011): Released version 1.7.

Changes:
  • Automated backups at a timed interval.
  • Changes Tab Order.
  • Renamed some Tabs.
Update (29/08/2011): Released version 1.8.1.

Changes:
  • Dropbox support added.

Update (29/08/2011): Released version 1.8.2.

Changes:
  • Fixed Dropbox message with automatic backups.
  • Disables Dropbox option if it cannot find the Dropbox Folder.

Virus Reports:



virusscan.jotti.org/en-gb/scanresult/7d3961cdaf0752d41899652aa6f3cb9f7f028f27

www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=b1feba6afde7a7a0eead20bbf254639e27412fefd09750bc0cb963f943e9ec21-1312797498

You can download the application by clicking here.
Progress: 100% Complete
Game Version:Minecraft 1.7 beta
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Update #6 : 08/29/2011 10:11:07 am8/29/11

Update (29/08/2011): Released version 1.8.1.
Changes:
  • Dropbox support added.
Update (29/08/2011): Released version 1.8.2.
Changes:
  • Fixed Dropbox message with automatic backups.

  • Disables Dropbox option if it cannot find the Dropbox Folder.

Update #5 : 08/08/2011 5:13:27 am8/08/11

Added Virus Reports.

Update #4 : 08/07/2011 4:17:24 pm8/07/11

Update (07/08/2011): Released version 1.6.
Changes:
  • Added lastlogin and options.txt files to backup.
Update (07/08/2011): Released version 1.7.
Changes:
  • Automated backups at a timed interval.
  • Changes Tab Order.
  • Renamed some Tabs.

Update #3 : 07/15/2011 8:30:19 am7/15/11

Update (15/07/2011): Released version 1.5.

Changes:
  • Added Restore/Rollback Feature.
  • Adjusted file name structure to include the time as well.

  • Fixed a few spelling mistakes

Update #2 : 07/14/2011 6:30:48 pm7/14/11

Changed the GUI/Interface a little, restructured file names for the better and included the option to backup the resources (such as music).

Update #1 : 07/11/2011 1:08:03 pm7/11/11

Changed the image to the newest version.

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Hello, may I please have the source? I would like to study your code for the better of my Vb.Net education. PM me if you are willing to allow me to have it.

Thanks

P.S. The reason why I am asking is because the link to your source in bitbucket is broken.
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • October 21, 2012, 10:40 am
  • Hapeing
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 2, 2012, 2:57 am
How can I make this work for technic pack?
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • May 15, 2012, 12:45 am
Umm, right now it only works for vanilla minecraft.
  • Hapeing
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 18, 2012, 12:53 am
can you make it work for technic pack as well. like it could be an setting.
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • May 19, 2012, 1:23 pm
After all my exams I'll try to get a new version for technicpack.
  • Hapeing
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 21, 2012, 2:42 am
I understand, I have also a lot of swedish equivalent of exams too :)
  • Cornflakes68
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Miner
  • September 28, 2011, 5:51 pm
will it work with linux?
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • October 14, 2011, 2:31 pm
Hi, sorry for the delay in reply.

This will only work on Windows machines.
Download link ends up at a fatal php error:

[size=medium]Fatal error: Cannot redeclare wp_dlm_get_total_downloads() (previously declared in /nfs/c06/h02/mnt/97267/domains/themineville.com/html/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/shortcodes.php:27) in/nfs/c06/h02/mnt/97267/domains/themineville.com/html/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/shortcodes.php on line 29[/size]

Any chance you could post this somewhere else?

Just had my entire home stash with multiple large boxes full of diamond blocks and equivalent exchange stuff eaten by lava...@#$@#...time to start backing up I guess. Will need a break from minecraft to start over from scratch.
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • September 9, 2011, 1:34 pm
Hi, sorry about that, we updated a plug-in on our site and it broke the link :( It's fixed now.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Alph4Four
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Hunter
  • August 31, 2011, 12:12 pm
does the auto backup still run when you have the window closed?
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • September 1, 2011, 1:15 am
No, it stops the backup process.

I suggest just to minimize it.
  • Magnet_man16
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Modder
  • August 13, 2011, 12:41 pm
Things i cant do (Figure out)
  • How to go onto next line in text box?
  • How to have links in program to internet?
  • How to make it so the program can move a file into Appdata and get past the USERNAME?

If you can answer theise my program will be complete and ill put ur name in it 2 cos u helped :D
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • August 16, 2011, 1:19 am
Have you even search on Google? These answers will come up, and you just have to be a bit more creative / logical when coding.
  • Magnet_man16
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Modder
  • August 16, 2011, 2:52 am
Yea now the only thing i cant do is find anywhere that shows how to get the Username
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • August 18, 2011, 8:46 pm
I don't think you can get their username from a file because it looks encrypted.
  • Magnet_man16
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Modder
  • August 18, 2011, 11:50 pm
you do , Somehow you put .Class files in Minecraft.jar
  • Magnet_man16
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Modder
  • August 9, 2011, 11:56 pm
Great program ill use it before updating to 1.8

1 More question plz can u download myne and see how its doing (I cant figure out how to insert pics TNX
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • August 10, 2011, 9:58 am
  • Magnet_man16
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Modder
  • August 13, 2011, 12:34 pm
U are great help my app is doing fine but i cant figure out how to makeit automaticly move a fille into Appdata because you have your username and everyone has a different one O.o
  • Magnet_man16
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Modder
  • August 8, 2011, 3:14 am
This is confusing how do you make a button go to another box or tab?
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • August 8, 2011, 6:07 am
Probably define them as active/enabled. But I'm not going to walk you through creating a VB Application, there are thousands of guides.
  • Magnet_man16
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Modder
  • August 8, 2011, 12:52 am
Yea that would help me cos im new to this program :D

And i promise i wont copy
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • August 8, 2011, 1:10 am
See in the description? Look for the BitBucket Repo.
  • Magnet_man16
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Modder
  • August 7, 2011, 12:49 pm
what did u use to code this?
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • August 7, 2011, 1:30 pm
It's coded in Visual Basic.
  • Magnet_man16
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Modder
  • August 8, 2011, 12:32 am
You see im trying to make a program
ive been coding but didnt know if this was good so i cancled the trial download but it takes long to download :-/
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • August 8, 2011, 12:48 am
Visual Studio is about 2.5GB the last time I checked, luckily have I have a business account so it's free.

If you want, the source code for this is available.
my ''friend'' wanted to delete my saves, so he did. But i got my saves back because of this :D!
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  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • July 31, 2011, 12:56 pm
Glad you found it useful.
  • lilfunnyman
  • Level 22
  • Expert Architect
  • July 20, 2011, 2:40 pm
This is awesome.
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • July 23, 2011, 9:02 am
Thank you :)
ummm hay my pc is not leting me do it what should i do
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • July 15, 2011, 7:10 am
What do you mean? Can you provide a log of the error, or a screen shot? What you've told me is extremely vague.
Love it!
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • July 15, 2011, 2:48 am
Thank you :)
  • starkade
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 11, 2011, 9:56 pm
hey will it work even when the game updates?
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • July 12, 2011, 7:06 am
Yes, that is correct. This will work for every version of Minecraft, including all the previous ones.

As long as Mojango don't change their folders, this will work. However, I will test it for every version of Minecraft, plus put some updates out (like a rollback).

Have you any other questions?
  • starkade
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 12, 2011, 2:26 pm
not really lol can we get together sometime and play some minecraft? :D
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • July 13, 2011, 10:52 am
Sure, I play on this server - www.planetminecraft.com/server/the-mineville/

It's IP is: play.themineville.com
  • starkade
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 11, 2011, 9:55 pm
I LOVE U FOR THIS I NEVER GET HOW TO MAKE A BACKUP THIS IS TEN TIMES EASIER I LOVE U!
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • July 12, 2011, 7:05 am
You're very welcome :)
  • Adspam
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Electrician
  • July 10, 2011, 10:36 am
This is a brilliant, original concept. I'll recommend it to my modding friends.
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • July 10, 2011, 1:38 pm
Thank you. Glad you like it :)
  • MightyPork
  • Level 89
  • Elite Modder
  • July 10, 2011, 7:46 am
Nice, and what about linux version?
  • Sekonda
  • Level 48
  • Master Unicorn
  • July 10, 2011, 8:09 am
Not sure about a linux version to be honest. I have zero experience programming for linux other than a shell script to backup a specific location.

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