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    Default Need Advice on Backups

    Need to know the best way to manage backups.

    My PC crashed and I had everything duplicated on an external drive. BOY was I lucky.

    Now on my new PC it says that NOF is not backing up or needs a new default area.

    How should I set my backups.

    I thank you for your time.

    With best regards,

    Tony

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    Default Re: Need Advice on Backups

    In news:filcro.54nwtx@no-mx.forums.netobjects.com,
    filcro <filcro.54nwtx@no-mx.forums.netobjects.com> typed:
    > Need to know the best way to manage backups.


    Fusion backups or drive backups or machine backups? Assuming Fusion, just
    back up the templates you create for each site.

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    > My PC crashed and I had everything duplicated on an
    > external drive. BOY was I lucky.
    >
    > Now on my new PC it says that NOF is not backing up or
    > needs a new default area.


    What/who says that?
    >
    > How should I set my backups.


    Using what?

    >
    > I thank you for your time.
    >
    > With best regards,
    >
    > Tony


    Sorry, don't understand you at all. Try clarfying things & add details.

    HTH,

    Twayne`



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    Under tools>options>current site click on the Backups tab. You can specifiy where to save backups, how many to save and set a maximum size for backups folder.

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    Default Re: Need Advice on Backups

    In news:franko.54qcuo@no-mx.forums.netobjects.com,
    franko <franko.54qcuo@no-mx.forums.netobjects.com> typed:
    > Under tools>options>current site click on the Backups
    > tab. You can specifiy where to save backups, how many to
    > save and set a maximum size for backups folder.


    But those backups are only the nod files. For a full backup you need to
    create a template, which is a zip file; it contains all the assets, etc. for
    the whole site.

    HTH,

    Twayne`



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    Sure Twayne, you're perfectly correct. But since the OP wasn't that clear about what he was asking and you'd answered the first assumption, I answered the second Maybe he's got his answer now

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    Thank you both -

    1. MY objective is to back-up the NOD file and all the assets so it would be NOD & ZIP

    2. My next objective is to be able to work on each site without having the NOD or ZIP files on me or on the PC I'm on. This way I can work on my sites anywhere I just have to have access to a PC w/NOF on it. This will also avoid "different" versions of a site getting out. Any way to map this out?

    Thank you both for your help.

    Tony

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    If you store your user sites in a Dropbox folder, you'll have access to the site files wherever you go and you'll also have automatic backups.

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    Default Dropbox looks interesting, Thank you

    Thanks for the idea of Dropbox. As long as the net stays up it will work! I guess I should mak another copy on my HD and external drive also in case they go down.

    Best to be safe.

    Thank you

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    It'll work even if the net doesn't stay up. The files are stored on the local computers, as well as on the Dropbox server. So if the connection to the internet goes down temporarily, it just means that the Dropbox version doesn't get updated until the connection is re-established. But any computer that's connected to the Dropbox account still has access to all the files.

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