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#93660 Using Rootsmagic 7 on two computers

Posted by Jesper Beenfeldt Nielsen on 23 April 2019 - 02:54 PM in Discussion

Thank you, I will follow one of your advices next time. You have been most helpful.




#93592 Using Rootsmagic 7 on two computers

Posted by Jesper Beenfeldt Nielsen on 16 April 2019 - 06:05 AM in Discussion

Thank you all for your clever advices.

 

I am now in the summer house working on the family from my laptop, so your help worked!

 

One caveat: I had to relink my media files. On my desktop the document folder - and therefore the Rootsmagic data folder - is on the E: drive. On my laptop it is on a more normal C: drive, so that had to be done, but it is a quick operation. Of course I must do it again when I return to the desktop.

 

Thanks again

Jesper




#93556 Using Rootsmagic 7 on two computers

Posted by Jesper Beenfeldt Nielsen on 14 April 2019 - 04:25 AM in Discussion

Hi,

 

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

Jesper