Another Backup Question


G

Guest

In the past when I used Quicken to create Backups of say Potter.QDF,
the backup files would have numbers appended to my name. i.e I would
have backup files with names like Potter1.QDF; Potter2.QDF, etc.

As I am working and looking very carefully today I do not see any
appending of the number sequence. I do have my Preference set for
retaining 5 copies.

Has something changed in the program, or is this an issue on my
machine? If it is my problem, any suggestions on solving it?

Quicken 2008 Premier, Release 9
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Email will be:
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Gordon
Atlanta, GA
USA
 
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J

John Pollard

In the past when I used Quicken to create Backups of say Potter.QDF,
the backup files would have numbers appended to my name. i.e I would
have backup files with names like Potter1.QDF; Potter2.QDF, etc.
These were/are not backup files that YOU created; they are backup files
that Quicken created ... all on its own, with no assistance from you (once
every seven days or so).

The backup files you create will always have the same name as the file you
are backing up ... no additional characters appended to the file name
(with one exception: if you have told Quicken you want the date of the
backup appended to the name of the backup file).
As I am working and looking very carefully today I do not see any
appending of the number sequence. I do have my Preference set for
retaining 5 copies.
There are two types of backups in Quicken: the one you initiate and the
one that Quicken initiates automatically (and does so whether you want it
to, or not).

When you tell Quicken how many backup copies you want to keep, you are
telling Quicken how many of its automatic backups you want it to keep.
Has something changed in the program, or is this an issue on my
machine? If it is my problem, any suggestions on solving it?
You can put the backup files you initiate anywhere you want, but the
backup files Quicken creates automatically ALWAYS go in the folder named
BACKUP in the same folder where the file being backed up resides. So it
should be a trivial matter to find Quicken's automatic backups ... but you
may need to Search a bit to find the ones you created. [You can use
Windows Explorer to search for QDF files or you can have Quicken search
for QDF files for you: File > Find Quicken Files.]

My practice is to create backup FOLDERS for Quicken ... folders not within
the folder where my Quicken data resides. My Quicken backup folders
identify what I need to know about the backup contained therein. In my
case, for example, I backup everytime I use Quicken: I have seven Quicken
backup folders named for the days of the week. It is a trivial matter for
me to choose where to put a given backup,
and to find the backup files I previously created.
 
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G

Guest

John thank you very much. I had assumed that when I told Quicken to
make a backup, it would enter it into the sequence.

Thank you for your clarification.


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Email will be:
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Gordon
Atlanta, GA
USA
 

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