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Kevin Wornell

Member Since 16 Oct 2007
Offline Last Active May 01 2011 02:50 PM

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In Topic: Backups

07 February 2011 - 04:47 PM

It has been stated in one of the Webinars (I think) that this will never be the case. Firstly there is no need and the downside would be slow and sluggish files running into GB's in size and that is something which would turn me away from RM.

There are many ways to back up your entire genealogy collection and a bit of searching for "best practices" would stand be of great benefit to you rather than messing up a good genealogy program.

Well if it is true that that this will 'never happen' then it certainly simplifies a decision for me. If this is 'never' going to be included then RM will never adhere to common database programming 'Best Practices' of having all related data included in the backup so a 'Full Recovery' can be accomplished with only the database backup.

I keep hearing about all this worry about file size and sluggishness yet I work with databases on a routine basis that contain large media based objects within the database themselves and there is no performance issue. I would much prefer a slower backup that could be restored from a single file, or single command, and that maintained at least a relative folder structure than the pain of multiple backup files and trying to match everything back up again.


In Topic: Backups

01 February 2011 - 11:56 AM

I would like to see photo media imported into Roots Magic so that I have the option of including that media during a full backup, instead of just a reference to an external file.

I have voiced this request in the past and so far no movement on it. Perhaps we will see it at some point as part of an overall improvement ot the Media handling capabilities in Roots Magic. Including perhaps Cut & Paste, ability to Higlight and Annotate medi from within Roots Magic, partial image definition (faces).......


In Topic: Sentence Template Issue

27 December 2010 - 07:53 AM

Thank you for the replies. It makes sense that there could be an issue using the Husband or Spouse variable with multiple spouses.

I think the easiest thing for me to do is just modify the sentence each time I use that fact. I have the basic information in the sentence template and I can simply replace the bracketed part with a name by customizing the sentence. Just need to be sure I have the sentence exactly as I want it before I begin using it very much.

In Topic: Source Bug

26 December 2010 - 01:59 PM

There is a bug in the program where if you set up a source then add the source to some facts. Once these sources have been added you go back and add a field to the source. Then if you set the source up to not print unless something is entered into the new field you have to go back and blank out all of the sources with the field added or they will print with nothing in the field.

I wonder if this is related to the issue I have seen where you add an existing source to a fact, then memorize it and add it to additonal facts. If you made a mistake or typo in the source when you add it originally you have to manually go and find all the places where you pasted that source and correct it in them as well.

It looks like an existing source added to a fact is not stored as a unique item and then referenced in multiple places but rather constructed and then stored multiple times, once for each fact it is associated with. It would be so much easier to correct mistakes in sources associated with multiple facts like death certificates, birth certificates, etc. if the source was stored once and then referenced.