I've noticed that when I make a backup of my database, files from other similarly named databases are included in the zip file created by RM. I think I can guess why this is happening:
I have two databases: one called abc.rmg and another called abc_demo.rmg (which I was using for testing importing and merging data). RM creates all its files to go with these dbs, including all the ones named abc_A.cdx, abc_D.DBF etc. When I back up abc.rmg, it includes several of the files that belong to abc_demo.rmg.
It seems to me that when RM creates the zip file, it includes any file that begins abc_d. In other words, it is not checking the entire filename but just matching the first few letters. If there are any other databases in the same directory that begin with the same letters as the database you are backing up with the addition of an underscore and one of the letters that RM uses for its filenames, then they will be added to the backup zip.
OK, I could rename databases that follow the pattern that creates the error, but I'd rather not do that, and I should obviously be able to give my database whatever name I want, subject to the restrictions imposed by Windows. It seems to me that this could pose a privacy risk when swapping databases with other RM users, as information from other databases could inadvertently be swapped too. There may be potential for database corruption when restoring from the backup too.
Is this a genuine bug, or am I doing something stupid?
funex-svfxMember Since 04 Apr 2005
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