Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:01 AM
Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:55 AM
1] Add an automatic Gedcom creation that is placed in the default Gedcom folder.
2] Add a second automatic backup file that would be stored in a predetermined folder on a second disk drive or an external disk backup drive or a USB memory stick.
First, I know that I can do any of these procedures manually. Second, I know that producing a Gedcom file takes far longer than making a backup.
I wait until the end of the year and then purge all of the previous 12 month's worth of backup files down to the last one for each month.
Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:50 AM
Did anyone else suggest making a Shareable CD for backup purposes? Either keep it yourself or send it to a relative. If you feel the need you can also save a GEDcom to the same disk. Easy.
That is one way, but there are some drawbacks to using a Shareable CD/DVD.
The size of the CD/DVD is limited. I have too many media files to put on one CD/DVD. And, media files are put into only one subfolder so I lose my folder structure for media.
Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:46 AM
Backup Media with Database - 7Zip
I see no reason why this could not be incorporated in RootsMagic. It's on the wishlist.................
Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:48 PM
( Dropbox/ Skydrive / Google drive / USB thumbdrive / external USB drive / SDHC memory cards / ETC. )
--- "GENEALOGY, n. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own." - Ambrose Bierce
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:27 PM
Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:49 PM
If you use DropBox, Skydrive, iCloud, Google drive (all of which being active synchronisers), you can set the rm backup folder to be in the monitored and synchronized area and the database folder outside; be sure to create a RM backup before every major change. Alternatively, if the database folder is in the synchroniser's scope, then you should disable it while running RM.
CrashPlan is very interesting. There's a charge for backup to the cloud but it is free for backup to a local drive or to another PC running CrashPlan anywhere on the Internet. I have used them all, currently using the two free options and am very satisfied. It maintains 40GB and growing to my son's computer 100 km away.
Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:41 AM
Tried several times to back up to an external hard drive but without success. Ancestry is no problem, all goes across and is totally accessible. RM goes across but my PC refuses to open it from the HD. Mystery.
Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:22 PM
If you have a backup (RMGB) file you need to use File>Restore inside RootsMagic to open it again.