Top 5 missing features

I run my own pc as a power user but also have an other half where things have to be a bit simpler as she is unfamiliar with cli’s and setting stuff like this up. Taking both types of users into account here is a nice list of my top missing features meant as constructive criticism :+1:

  1. Mount a revision as a virtual file system. This would greatly improve the user friendliness of the restore process and facilitate easy searching within a revision.

  2. Provide a search box with filtering to search for files/folders inside all revisions simultaneously or inside a date range of revisions. I can use the cli and have it spit out a long text file containing all file names in all revisions. But if you are limited to the GUI, you would be in for a long ride of clicking your way through revisions.

  3. Have the option to execute missed scheduled jobs due the computer being OFF or otherwise prevented from starting a job at the scheduled time. Sure you can schedule backups often enough to side-step the matter but I schedule prune and check jobs less often. So they are most susceptible to being missed.

  4. Start a job if a certain drive gets plugged (external drive) in or mounted (Veracrypt volume). Additionally, there should be an option only to start the job if it has missed a scheduled time.
    It would be okay to having to mount it to the same drive letter but it would be nice if it can be identified using a config file present on the drive or volume.

  5. Implement a backup restore GUI button for config export and import for easy migration to another computer.

That’s what I came up with for now. Any takers:)?

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The first suggestion seems to be discussed here:

I think that’s a good idea. I wonder if it’s possible using Windows scheduler? In Linux i use systemd which is smart enough to know that if it didn’t run last night (maybe my PC was off), when i next turn on the PC the next morning, it’ll run then - not wait until the next scheduled time (i run it every 24hrs at 20:00hrs). And it won’t need to run again at 20:00, because it’s already run once in the last 24hrs (At least i think that’s it’s behaviour… it’s been a while since i set it up!).