Topic: Kongregate /
Backing up Kongregate saves using symlinks and Dropbox
Just want to note that you can easily keep all Kongregate saves backe up all the time using Dropbox and symbolic links (both on Linux and Windows). Don’t know if it has been mentioned here or whether it is common knowledge or not, so I’ll post it anyways.
Dropbox – free cross platform software that backs up your data to a remote server when installed (you won’t loose you data if your pc burns and can access them from multiple pc’s)
symlink – symbolic link, a file that points to another file or directory on the disk
On Linux (Ubuntu)
Register, download and install Dropbox (http://db.tt/M0fr4gU)
Find the location of your saves (type this into the terminal and it will print out the path to your saves)
find /home -name chat.kongregate.com
move your chat.kongregate.com directory to the Dropbox directory
create a symbolic link in the directory where the saves used to be pointing to chat.kongregate.com (type in terminal, change the path depending on your username and where you put the Dropbox directory during install)
ln -s /home/<your>/ Dropbox/chat.kongregate.com chat.kongregate.com
this will make every future Kongregate flash game save every file into your Dropbox directory, which is uploaded and backed up every time a files changes, so you will never loose a save.
Dropbox also stores older versions of your file so you can revert to an older save if you wish (it stores the ten latest versions of the file or the files a month back, not sure).
For Windows it’s similar:
just find the chat.kongregate.com directory
move it to your Dropbox directory
create a symbolic link (use the mklink command)