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#1 soucalcole

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 10:53 AM

Hi,

 

I use RM 6 (with all updates).  Is it possible to change the name of a back up file and have RM not continue to "rename" the file the original name when it restores the file?

 

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#2 kbens0n

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 11:19 AM

No. Renaming the backup (.RMGB files are really just .ZIP archive files) will not change the name of the database file that is contained inside.

Restore it to a folder other than where your current database of that name is (the <Restore to:> button in the dialog) ...then open it, rename the database uniquely and back it up (then you can delete the original source backup file).

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#3 Laura

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 12:55 PM

When backing up in the future, you can change the name of a database before you do the backup. Change the name back to the original name after you do the backup.

Or, copy the database giving it a new name. I include the date in the name. Backup from the copy. Or, just use the copy as a backup.





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