Backup Question

Backup Question

Post by Will » Thu, 25 Oct 2007 21:09:11


I am using Money Plus Deluxe. I backup my files to a flash drive after
every use and even copy the files to a CD. I also have Money set to
automatically backup to the harddrive when I shut the program down.
My issue is this: Instead of overwriting the previous backup file, Money
writes a new one. I have the setting to keep only one most recent backup
but it won't allow me to set it to zero. Hence, everytime I backup, I
have additional newer copy. All I want it to do is overwrite the
previous backup.
Maybe I'm confused by this, but I didn't have this issue with previous
versions.

Thanks.
...Will
 
 
 

Backup Question

Post by Cal Learne » Thu, 25 Oct 2007 22:59:49


You should be able to set the number to 1. However Money will write
the new one before deleting the older 1.

Setting the file to be compressed should help with space problems.
Also, bigger drives have gotten cheaper. Having more than one
vintage of backup is a good idea.

 
 
 

Backup Question

Post by Will » Thu, 25 Oct 2007 23:28:11

Thanks for the reply, Cal.
However, as I stated earlier, Money does not overwrite or delete the previous
backup file. Also, I have the number set to zero. I just don't want the
extra backup files on the HD.
Thanks again.

...Will
 
 
 

Backup Question

Post by Cal Learne » Thu, 25 Oct 2007 23:40:22


This should do what you are asking for:

Manually delete all but one existing matching backup from the flash
drive.

For scheduled backups, change the "Keep only the __ most recent
backup files" number to 1 within Money.

When you next do a scheduled backup, expect there to be only the new
one remaining.
 
 
 

Backup Question

Post by Will » Fri, 26 Oct 2007 19:00:09

Cal,
That is exactly what I have done from the get-go. But I shouldn't have to
continually manually delete files to accomplish this, should I?
If I leave one backup on the flash drive, the next time I backup there will be
two, then three, then four, etc. The program is not deleting the previous file and
writing a new one.
 
 
 

Backup Question

Post by Cal Learne » Fri, 26 Oct 2007 22:52:04


I am skeptical.


No.


I am skeptical again that you actually tried what I suggested. Don't
specify zero.

When you select 1, expect Money to write the new backup and delete
the second-newest file. If there was only yesterday's backup
already, then Money will write today's file and then delete
yesterday's.
 
 
 

Backup Question

Post by Will » Sat, 27 Oct 2007 04:55:29


I am skeptical again that you actually tried what I suggested. Don't
specify zero.

I couldn't set it to zero if I tried. The options are from 1 to 99. It will not let you
set it to zero.

When you select 1, expect Money to write the new backup and delete
the second-newest file. If there was only yesterday's backup
already, then Money will write today's file and then delete
yesterday's.

Again, the settings that you suggested are identical to the ones I used from the start.
I have also double-checked them. The program just keeps adding an additional file
without deleting the previous one.









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from the start. I have also double-checked them. The program just keeps
adding an additional file without deleting the previous one.
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Backup Question

Post by Stev » Sat, 27 Oct 2007 05:07:09


Sounds to me this is the way Money 2007 operates with a flash drive.
It operates that way for me since I am still using Money 2007. It is
my understanding that with Money Plus (the 2008 version) the problem
of having to manually deleate old backups on the flash drive was
corrected. Are you sure you are using Money Plus? Steve
 
 
 

Backup Question

Post by Mark » Sat, 27 Oct 2007 05:14:26

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What operating system are you using?
And what is the backup path?

The reason I ask is that if you are using Vista you may be backing up to a location that does not have full permission.
This might also happen if you are using an older version of Windows but not logged into Windows as an Admin user.

-Mark
"Will" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
I am skeptical again that you actually tried what I suggested. Don't
specify zero.
I couldn't set it to zero if I tried. The options are from 1 to 99. It will not let you set it to zero.

When you select 1, expect Money to write the new backup and delete
the second-newest file. If there was only yesterday's backup
already, then Money will write today's file and then delete
yesterday's.

Again, the settings that you suggested are identical to the ones I used from the start. I have also double-checked them. The program just keeps adding an additional file without deleting the previous one.









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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>What operating system are you using?</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>And what is the backup path?</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>The reason I ask is that if you are using Vista you
may be backing up to a location that does not have full permission.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>This might also happen if you are using an older
version of Windows but not logged into Windows as an Admin user.</FONT></DIV>
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wrote in message <A
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am skeptical again that you actually tried what I suggested. Don't</I>
<BR><I>specify zero.</I><I></I>
<P>I couldn't set it to zero if I tried. The options are from 1 to 99. It will
not let you set it to zero.<I></I>
<P><I>When you select 1, expect Money to write the new backup and delete</I>
<BR><I>the second-newest file. If there was only yesterday's backup</I>
<BR><I>already, then Money will write today's file and then delete</I>
<BR><I>yesterday's.</I><I></I>
<P>Again, the settings that you suggested are identical to the ones I used
from the start. I have also double-checked them. The program just keeps adding
an additional file without deleting the previous one. <BR>  <BR> 
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Backup Question

Post by Cal Learne » Sat, 27 Oct 2007 05:23:41


So, just to make sure we are talking about the same thing, confirm:

You are using Money Plus.

You are talking about the scheduled backup.

You specified Keep only the _1_most recent backup files for the
scheduled backup.

You are not somehow renaming the files so Money cannot find the
previous file.

The files in question are filenames that start with a specified
first part, have a Money-generated date+time next, and end with
*d1.mbf.

An easy way to count the backups from a command window before and
after is to do
dir e:*d1.mbf
if, for example, the flash drive is your e: drive.
 
 
 

Backup Question

Post by James » Sun, 10 Feb 2008 04:40:47

I'm using Money Plus Trial. Although I have unchecked the Compress backup
files
Money continues to compress the backup (myfile.mbf)

Any help wiill be appreciated,
James
 
 
 

Backup Question

Post by Cal Learne » Sun, 10 Feb 2008 04:58:45


Money Plus makes multiple backups that have the date and time as
part of the filename. By default, it makes 4. Look for *.mbf files
 
 
 

Backup Question

Post by James » Sun, 10 Feb 2008 05:10:30

I found the backups but, apparently the backups have an extension
of mbf as appossed to mny??

James
 
 
 

Backup Question

Post by Cal Learne » Sun, 10 Feb 2008 05:40:56


Yes: Money Backup File.

If you want a copy of your *.mny file, you will have to make the
copy. You could work out a method to use a batch file to make your
copies if that is what you want.
 
 
 

Backup Question

Post by abc » Fri, 08 Jan 2010 04:52:13

I've moved to a new pc and for some reason I thought that when you
backed up, a new file was created. Am I right? At the moment, it's
just backing up to the backup file. So I've just just my working file
and my backup file. Please could you clarify this?

Thanks again.