Posted 29 July 2013 - 05:25 PM
Is this the correct forum to search for such things? There used to be a section of RM that had lots of "how to" where I originally learned all this and webinars for some also but I cant seem to find that section ..canyou direct me to that and it might save some posting here too.
Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:10 PM
You can do it as you always have, if you wish, backup the database on Computer #1 and transfer and save the backup to Computer #2. Open RM 6 and go to Files, Restore and restore the backup.
Or you can just copy the RM 6 database .rmgc file on Computer #1 and transfer and save that to Computer #2 and use Files, Open to open it in RM 6.
I would transfer the files on a jump drive or SD, but you can do it on a CD or use Dropbox and some other methods.
This forum is a good place to ask questions.
The Webinars are on the main RootsMagic site.
RootsMagic is putting short how to videos on YouTube, RootsMagicTV.
Copying a RootsMagic Database to Another Computer is a video you will probably want to watch. I believe it does the transfer using a backup file.
Don't forget to also transfer your media separately.
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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:24 PM
C means CURRENT - the current database - RMGC
B means BACKUP - the backup file - RMGB
So, you can still restore the backup from one computer to the other.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:08 AM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:05 AM
The restored backup is exactly the same as the database was when you backed it up.
The settings you do in the "Tools - Program Options" are stored in a different file and are not included in the regular database, so are not transferred when you copy the database file or restore a backup.
Since the date format is set in the file options, and sentence for no information is set with reports options, I would think that they would transfer with the database or it's backup. Could it be you restored an older backup file, created before those changes?
Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:23 PM
Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:08 PM
Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:37 PM
Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:33 PM
Put your flash drive in the USB port.
Within a few seconds it will change to the correct drive where your backup is stored.
You should see a large greed arrow showing your jump drive has the latest version.
If not click on the box next to the green arrow and update to the latest version.
The second green arrow down will show if data is current, if not it will show which way the data should go.
If it pointing to the flash drive, it means larger file on computer.
Click on it and click the little box to let it update the file on the jump drive.
Close box and jump drive.
Put the jump drive in the other computer and follow directions and install updated file to second computer.
If you have a Getting The Most Out Of Roots Magic Book it better explains process. Very simple after you do it a few times. The book very accurately describes the process. Just advise, install RM the way it was designed and use it that way and you will NOT have any problems. Do NOT try to rewrite the program. Good Luck
Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:08 AM
thank you Renee, I think I was doing something wrong as now it seems to be working as you describe. The only new thing is that you have to close the database on the screen before doing the restore and then it asks you if you want to replace as it did before ..
Yes, when doing a restore you will need to close any databases currently open before hand.