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"Save a copy as" is safe. However, for the solution your looking for: FM Servers scheduled backups is what you want. Simply schedule FM to backup the hosted files to a backup folder(s) every hour... or 3 hours... or whatever is appropriate. FM Server 'pauses' files to back them up; does it remarkably fast, is completely safe, and is typically completely transparent to the end users. -db "Bill Jaynes" <bjaynesmontanaport.net> wrote in message news:bfida7$ok3$1balder.stud.idb.hist.no... > Hello, > I've been reading some posts from the archives; need to learn more about > making backup scripts. One point I see made.. > ...

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    Default Re: Backup questions

    "Save a copy as" is safe.

    However, for the solution your looking for: FM Servers scheduled backups is
    what you want. Simply schedule FM to backup the hosted files to a backup
    folder(s) every hour... or 3 hours... or whatever is appropriate. FM Server
    'pauses' files to back them up; does it remarkably fast, is completely safe,
    and is typically completely transparent to the end users.

    -db

    "Bill Jaynes" <bjaynesmontanaport.net> wrote in message
    news:bfida7$ok3$1balder.stud.idb.hist.no...
    > Hello,
    > I've been reading some posts from the archives; need to learn more about
    > making backup scripts. One point I see made..
    > -Don't back up open FMP files. Problems can occur if Filemaker is
    mid-save.
    > What about the "Save a copy as..." step? If Filemaker runs that step on
    a
    > file could it be caught mid-save and save a corrupt copy? Or is that one
    > reliable method? I'm thinking for careless users who don't save to
    > removeable media, this could be useful. When they call with problems, they
    > could be directed to a folder where automated saves can be found; have
    them
    > rename the copy and move it to the working folder. Given the limitations
    of
    > such a method, could it be reliable as far as it goes?
    > Thanks to Lynn & Christoph,
    >
    > --
    > Bill Jaynes
    > Swan River Software
    > 406.837.4132
    > [url]http://www.shesmylittle.com/index.htm[/url]
    > [email]sales_nobolognashesmylittle.com[/email]
    >
    >

    DB Guest

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    Default Re: Backup questions

    Thanks DB,
    Now I'm going in search of some backup software I can distribute with a
    runtime solution. I was naive to think users would take the initiative to
    create their own backup strategy; some do, of course, but enough don't to
    make the issue a real problem.
    Bill
    "DB" <someonesomewhere.com> wrote in message
    news:Jl5Ta.483956$ro6.11632546news2.calgary.shaw. ca...
    > "Save a copy as" is safe.
    >
    > However, for the solution your looking for: FM Servers scheduled backups
    is
    > what you want. Simply schedule FM to backup the hosted files to a backup
    > folder(s) every hour... or 3 hours... or whatever is appropriate. FM
    Server
    > 'pauses' files to back them up; does it remarkably fast, is completely
    safe,
    > and is typically completely transparent to the end users.
    >
    > -db
    >
    > "Bill Jaynes" <bjaynesmontanaport.net> wrote in message
    > news:bfida7$ok3$1balder.stud.idb.hist.no...
    > > Hello,
    > > I've been reading some posts from the archives; need to learn more about
    > > making backup scripts. One point I see made..
    > > -Don't back up open FMP files. Problems can occur if Filemaker is
    > mid-save.
    > > What about the "Save a copy as..." step? If Filemaker runs that step
    on
    > a
    > > file could it be caught mid-save and save a corrupt copy? Or is that one
    > > reliable method? I'm thinking for careless users who don't save to
    > > removeable media, this could be useful. When they call with problems,
    they
    > > could be directed to a folder where automated saves can be found; have
    > them
    > > rename the copy and move it to the working folder. Given the limitations
    > of
    > > such a method, could it be reliable as far as it goes?
    > > Thanks to Lynn & Christoph,
    > >
    > > --
    > > Bill Jaynes
    > > Swan River Software
    > > 406.837.4132
    > > [url]http://www.shesmylittle.com/index.htm[/url]
    > > [email]sales_nobolognashesmylittle.com[/email]
    > >
    > >
    >
    >

    Bill Jaynes Guest

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