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#1 Penna_tmn

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:08 PM

I have a large number of different trees and find difficulty when I want to work on one that does not feature in the RECENT list. I try find files and choose the one with the most recent date only to end up with opening an empty database!

What AM I doing wrong. Am I saving to the wrong location?

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#2 Vyger

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:56 PM

I have a large number of different trees and find difficulty when I want to work on one that does not feature in the RECENT list. I try find files and choose the one with the most recent date only to end up with opening an empty database!

What AM I doing wrong. Am I saving to the wrong location?

Penna

I have sub folders in my genealogy folder, one is RM Files (main database files) and another is RM Backups (for backups) These folder locations are set under Tools>Folder Options so RM always chooses the path.

By default I believe RM saves to Rootsmagic 4\data, easy way to check is to click Backup and look at the path alongside BROWSE to see where your files are being saved.

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#3 Don Newcomb

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:06 PM

I would recommend putting the backup files on a different hard drive than the one that the database is stored on. Unless, of course, you have a five level RAID system.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:17 AM

I would recommend putting the backup files on a different hard drive than the one that the database is stored on. Unless, of course, you have a five level RAID system.

Agreed, never trust a single physical device, especially if it's made by that manufacturer that has let me down twice :angry: - I don't think I would even trust 2 of them in a RAID.

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Procrastinate (verb) - delay or postpone action; put off doing something.

 

"Named groups are currently static. We will be addressing dynamic groups (for lack of a better name) down the road a bit...

We are having to temporarily remove some functionality that isn’t ready yet in order to get the program out like everyone is clamoring for" - Bruce Buzbee October 5, 2008

 

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