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From: Bill Case <>
Subject: Re: FW: FOW5 - Backup
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 97 16:23:00 GMT-0500
At 09:46 AM 4/17/97 -0800, you wrote:
>I have another question about backing up to disk. When you get the message
>that says 'NAME OF FILE TO CREATE', A:\family.zip
>This file already exists. Do you want to replace it?" is the correct
>procedure to click on yes? I have been doing so because I have made
>changes to that file by adding to it but am I doing right by clicking on
>yes? Ginny Humes
Generally, you did right. However, it is always possible that an error in
a computer/program may foul up a database as will as a backup made from it.
In that case, an earlier backup might reduce the amount of loss.
If you desire to retain earlier db backups, you might change the zip file
names maybe to something with a date indicator, like fam4-97.zip.
Another easier way is to use a different floppy in drive A, alternating
which one you backup to. If you do that, you should write the date or a
number on the disk to indicate which is the latest. I generally
sequentially number the disk backups, then do backups to the oldest one each
Bill Case - retired on the Space Coast of Florida
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