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Jesper Beenfeldt Nielsen

Member Since 21 Mar 2016
Offline Last Active Apr 23 2019 02:53 PM

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Using Rootsmagic 7 on two computers

14 April 2019 - 04:25 AM



I use Rootsmagic 7 on my desktop computer. I back up using the build in Dropbox-feature.


Now I am going to have some weeks in the summer house, and I want to work on my family tree in the house using a laptop.


What is the best way to bring my database?


My own suggestion: Make a backup on the desktop computer, move the backup file to the laptop, restore the backup and continue working on the laptop. When I return to my home, I will do the same in the opposite direction.


Is this the best way?

The media files will not be transferred this way. That's not a big issue for me, but will it destroy the connections to the files when I return?


Another solution would be to use Dropbox or Onedrive as a location for the database file. But I have read posts here warning against that method because of the danger of corrupting the file.


Thank you