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    HI
    On the Netobjects website it says

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    SiteSafeNew Feature!

    NetObjects Fusion’s new SiteSafe technology protects your design assets by automatically creating a backup template of your website files. Backup templates may be stored on an external drive, network drive or published to a directory at your web host.
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    Searching the help files for 'Site Safe' in NOF12 doesn't turn up anything...

    As I understand it - the only 'completely' reliable backup of a NOF site is a .zip template file -
    and I was imagining that the new feature would automate creating .zip files....?

    All I can see under 'backups' is a means of creating duplicates of the .nod files -
    which doesn't seem to be quite such a good thing as you would expect from the 'Site Safe'
    blurb.

    Have I missed something ?

    Adrian

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    Hi Adrian,
    The SiteSafe feature is documented in the Backup section of the help;


    By default when you create a new site Fusion XII, it is connected to a local Backup Manager. The easiest way to create a backup is to check the "Publish a Site Backup" option while doing a site publish. This will create a full (template/zip) based backup for you.
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    Hi Mike

    Ah - thanks for that.... I was getting confused between Autosaves / Backups and 'Site Safe'.
    It's clearer now .....

    On a similar tack, is there any way to transfer across the 'publish' settings from NOF11 to NOF12 - rather than having to type in the several sets of FTP details one-at-a-time for each of the 30 or so sites I'd like to migrate from NOF11 to NOF12 ?

    Thanks
    Adrian

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian5750 View Post
    On a similar tack, is there any way to transfer across the 'publish' settings from NOF11 to NOF12 - rather than having to type in the several sets of FTP details one-at-a-time for each of the 30 or so sites I'd like to migrate from NOF11 to NOF12 ?
    When you created the profile in 11 did you select "Save as Global" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotFusion View Post
    When you created the profile in 11 did you select "Save as Global" ?
    HI Mike

    Couldn't say! <g> - probably not....
    Most of my sites sit in some shared hosting space - so the path for each site is something like /webspace/httpdocs/websitename.com -
    possibly with a /webspace/httpdocs/test/websitename.com thrown in for good measure when 'sandboxing'.

    It'd be a great convenience if the 'publish' data was somehow saved with the info stored in the site template -
    are you saying that making them 'global' would make that happen ?

    Thanks
    Adrian (hate this forum interface..... where's News when you need it ? <g> )

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian5750 View Post
    HI Mike
    It'd be a great convenience if the 'publish' data was somehow saved with the info stored in the site template -
    are you saying that making them 'global' would make that happen ?
    Hi Adrian there should be an option to export your publish info with your template. See att "Include remote publish profiles" checkbox
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Hi Adrian,
    The SiteSafe feature is documented in the Backup section of the help;


    By default when you create a new site Fusion XII, it is connected to a local Backup Manager. The easiest way to create a backup is to check the "Publish a Site Backup" option while doing a site publish. This will create a full (template/zip) based backup for you.
    Mike, if this creates a .zip file, where does it save it? The only place I find backup files are in a Backup Manager Folder that has index.asp, index.php, index.html and .htacess files. am I missing it somewhere? I always export as a template, so it's not a problem, I was just wondering if it might do it automatically for me and from what you are saying it does. Can you explain further?

    Thanks

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    Well, I will answer my own question.....the .zip file is found in a folder marked _version_repository which will be in the Backup Manager folder....for anyone else that might look for it!

    an aside............I've been using NOF since V 4 and I have to say, NOF XII is really nice. The speed alone makes it worth the money. We've come a long way. THANKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtpooh55 View Post
    Mike, if this creates a .zip file, where does it save it? The only place I find backup files are in a Backup Manager Folder that has index.asp, index.php, index.html and .htacess files. am I missing it somewhere? I always export as a template, so it's not a problem, I was just wondering if it might do it automatically for me and from what you are saying it does. Can you explain further?
    Hi wtpooh, I see you've found the default location where Fusion saves the templates to. Just wanted to add a nice alternative and provide a little more info. By default backups are stored on your local drive, but as you create new publish profiles you can reuse those same profiles in your Backup Manager (Tools > Options > Current Site > Backups). This allows you to backup to external drives, network locations, or even to the Internet. Those extra htaccess, asp, php files are meant to help keep your templates safe if you choose a more public backup location, such as the Internet.
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    Thanks Mike,
    I appreciate you taking the time to expound on the back up templates. Makes perfect sense.

    Again, thanks,
    David

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