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From: "Joanna Smith Dunn" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Backup and using Two Computers
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 18:36:48 -0800
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Thanks Debbie,

If I understand you correctly, you can't backup to multiple floppy disks
with GenBox. Have to install a Zip drive if your file is over 1.44mb?


> On Sunday, 02-03-2003 at 05:53 PM -0800, Joanna Smith Dunn said:
> **********Beginning of Quoted Message**********
> >Thanks, Debbie,
> >When you back up to a disk, do you rename the file with a date to create
> >new file or overwrite the old one?
> >
> >When you restore, will this program let you overwrite the file or do you
> >a new file each time?
> **********End of Quoted Message**********
> While the database in question is open, I select File > Backup
> It asks what file you want to backup. On next screen you select where you
> want the backup to go, and what name you want. I backup to my hard drive
> in a folder in My Documents\Genbox\Backups
> The naming system I use is based on the date, with the year first, then
> month, they day (ex.
> So if I have more than one backup for a day, the next backup would be
> 20030302a
> 20030302b etc.
> At the end of the day, I copy these backups to a zip disk. That is what I
> use to transfer to my laptop.
> On the laptop I close out any open database. Then I do a File > Restore
> It asks what File do I want to restore. I select the latest zipped file
> my zip drive.
> It then asks where do I want this file to go. I go to where my database
> located at. When you get to this screen, make sure to change the "Files
> Type:" drop down menu from "show folders only" to the Genbox database
> selection, so you know you are getting the right location (I boo-boo'd
> and put my database in the wrong location). When you've pressed "Restore"
> it will ask you if you want to overwrite the file. I select yes.
> It's been very easy to keep my database and laptop in sync with each
> other. When I can afford to get a new laptop, we are going network. <g>
> -- Debbie Schnell Woolard
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