SCFG features an auto-backup system controlled with the SCFG
-b# command-line option to specify the backup level.
-b5 is the default, providing for 5 backups of each file modified.
-b0 disables the auto-backup feature.
.cnf files ending with
.0.cnf represent the most recent backup of the
.1.cnf the next to most recent backup, etc.
The oldest backup files (e.g.
*.5.cnf when the backup level is 5) are automatically removed (deleted).
The various .cnf files are:
node.cnf: Located in the NODE Directories, and configured via the Nodes menu, it is expected that only the node config which corresponds to the FirstNode value (usually 1) in
sbbs.iniis actually used, but there may be times with some tools that a different node config file is used. Because of this, it is recommended that a sysop ensure that all
node.cnffiles for the same instance are configured identically.
These files were originally a text-based configuration (
*.cfg files in Synchronet version 1) but were converted to binary for efficiency reasons that no longer apply. In version 3.20 of Synchronet, these files were converted to .ini files; see newcfgfiles for details.