Backup to Floppy


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Phil

Neighbor has installed 2005deluxe. When he tries to backup to floppies it
completes the first disk and tells you to insert the second disk. When he
inserts the 2nd disk and clicks Ok he gets Quicken backup file not found.
Cannot complete the backup.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Phil B.
 
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John Pollard

Phil said:
Neighbor has installed 2005deluxe. When he tries to backup to
floppies it completes the first disk and tells you to insert
the
second disk. When he inserts the 2nd disk and clicks Ok he
gets
Quicken backup file not found. Cannot complete the backup.
I don't know if you intended to quote the messages received or
not, but I can't find any such text in the Intuit kb articles.

Make sure the floppy is not damaged and is writable. If that
doesn't help, try Validating the data file.
 
D

David H. Lipman

From: "Phil" <[email protected]>

|
| Neighbor has installed 2005deluxe. When he tries to backup to floppies it
| completes the first disk and tells you to insert the second disk. When he
| inserts the 2nd disk and clicks Ok he gets Quicken backup file not found.
| Cannot complete the backup.
|
| Any help appreciated. Thanks.
|
| Phil B.

That's a lousy idea !

Floppies are low quality storage devices and can't be trusted to hold data reliably.

He should look at ZIP drives and disks, burning a CDROM, USB Flash drives or other more
reliable media.
 
D

David H. Lipman

From: "Alan" <[email protected]>

| flash drive is good if neighbor has usb port.
|

At ~$10.00 US per port, its not expensive to add and neither is the Flash Drive.
 
M

Mortimer Schnerd, RN

David said:
Floppies are low quality storage devices and can't be trusted to hold data
reliably.

He should look at ZIP drives and disks, burning a CDROM, USB Flash drives or
other more reliable media.

I've had really lousy luck with zip drives. I've managed to go through three of
them before I left that format behind forever. Now I back up to rewritable CD.
And you're right; the floppy is a piss poor method to back up Quicken. You
don't want to use anything that takes more than one piece of media.

USB Flash drives are excellent also, like you said.
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Mortimer Schnerd, RN" <[email protected]>
..
|
| I've had really lousy luck with zip drives. I've managed to go through three of
| them before I left that format behind forever. Now I back up to rewritable CD.
| And you're right; the floppy is a piss poor method to back up Quicken. You
| don't want to use anything that takes more than one piece of media.
|
| USB Flash drives are excellent also, like you said.
|

I have been using ZIP drives for a very long time. Originally a SCSI ZIP 100MB. It did
succomb to the "click of death". I replaced it with a USB 2.0, USB powered, ZIP 250MB and
it works falwlessly.
 
Z

Z Man

Phil said:
Neighbor has installed 2005deluxe. When he tries to backup to floppies it
completes the first disk and tells you to insert the second disk. When he
inserts the 2nd disk and clicks Ok he gets Quicken backup file not found.
Cannot complete the backup.
What's a floppy?
 
F

Fred Smith

It's been a while since I've used floppies, but I believe the problem is the
disk has files on it. Tell him to format the disks before he does a backup. See
if that helps.
 
J

Jim M.

What's a floppy?
An antique by today's standards
The forerunner to CD's
 
M

Margaret Wilson

Hello, David!
You wrote to Mortimer Schnerd, RN on Sat, 29 Oct 2005 00:09:49 GMT:

DHL> From: "Mortimer Schnerd, RN" <[email protected]>
DHL> .
??|>
??|> I've had really lousy luck with zip drives. I've managed to go
??|> through three of them before I left that format behind forever. Now I
??|> back up to rewritable CD. And you're right; the floppy is a piss poor
??|> method to back up Quicken. You don't want to use anything that takes
??|> more than one piece of media.
??|>
??|> USB Flash drives are excellent also, like you said.
??|>
DHL> I have been using ZIP drives for a very long time. Originally a SCSI
DHL> ZIP 100MB. It did succomb to the "click of death". I replaced it
DHL> with a USB 2.0, USB powered, ZIP 250MB and it works falwlessly.

I've had several ZIP drives over the years, first SCSI and then USB2.0. We
also used several at my office. The drives have lived on, but disks dying
were a problem, especially those that were used frequently. (The 250s did
seem to last longer than the original 100s though.) I finally decided they
were no longer reliable enough. Since then, I've begun using extra hard
drives, both internal and external USB2.0, backing up across my LAN to a
second machine, and of course, USB2.0 flash drives. Now I only use floppies
to boot on occasion, but I've since started making custom CDs for this
purpose. Eventually I will stop putting floppy drives in home-built
machines altogether.

Regards, Margaret
 
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Stubby

Z said:
What's a floppy?
A floppy is what you *must* have for installing manufacturer-supplied
device drivers for Windows and for writing a repair disk.
 
P

Phil

John,

Asked my neighbor to try the floppy backup again with newly formatted
floppies. After completing first disk and inserting 2nd disk the message
"Could not open Backup file" and then "File not backed up" .

Neighbor is using W98SE on a 6 year old Gateway. He has always been able
to back up to a floppy. Are the Quicken files larger in 2005 deluxe than in
previous versions?

He doesn't have much data as he only uses it to keep track of his
portfolio that has about 20 mutual funds which he updates quarterly.

Many suggestions to use flash drive but Quicken should be able to backup
to more than one floppy.

Again any help appreciated. Thanks.

Phil
 
J

John Pollard

Phil said:
John,

Asked my neighbor to try the floppy backup again with newly
formatted
floppies. After completing first disk and inserting 2nd disk
the
message "Could not open Backup file" and then "File not backed
up" .

Neighbor is using W98SE on a 6 year old Gateway. He has
always been
able to back up to a floppy. Are the Quicken files larger in
2005
deluxe than in previous versions?

He doesn't have much data as he only uses it to keep track of
his
portfolio that has about 20 mutual funds which he updates
quarterly.

Many suggestions to use flash drive but Quicken should be
able to
backup to more than one floppy.

Again any help appreciated. Thanks.
Try renaming the Quicken data fileset and make sure the file
name is not greater than eight characters (I never use more than
7).

If that doesn't help, you should still try Validating.

And yes, I believe Quicken "should" and can backup to more than
one floppy ... though I personally would only consider using
floppies in an emergency (like my CD drive just died and I
needed a backup).
 
J

John Pollard

John said:
Try renaming the Quicken data fileset and make sure the file
name is not greater than eight characters (I never use more
than
7).
And I should have added: make sure there are no special
characters in the name.
 
P

Phil

John,

Thanks for the response. Will give your suggestion a try as soon as we
can. Thanks again.
 
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Thomas Tootle

Phil said:
Neighbor has installed 2005deluxe. When he tries to backup to floppies it
completes the first disk and tells you to insert the second disk. When he
inserts the 2nd disk and clicks Ok he gets Quicken backup file not found.
Cannot complete the backup.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Phil B.
Hi Phil,
Back in the day, I used floppies....as many as 4 to back up my data.
Then I went to zips, then CD's and now I use external hard drives but a
flash drive would work. You can add USB 2.0 to a computer for under $10.
His data is certainly worth more than that and your time for trying to
get a dying media format to work is too. I suggest you move him on to
something more modern.

Good luck,
Tom
 
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Stubby

Thomas said:
Hi Phil,
Back in the day, I used floppies....as many as 4 to back up my data.
Then I went to zips, then CD's and now I use external hard drives but a
flash drive would work. You can add USB 2.0 to a computer for under $10.
His data is certainly worth more than that and your time for trying to
get a dying media format to work is too. I suggest you move him on to
something more modern.
It not only WOULD work, it WILL work fine. I've used a flash drive for
several years without any problem. However, when my Win2K locks up and
I have to reboot, sometimes the share for the flash disk doesn't get
reestablished. I found that all I need to do is unplug the USB cable
from the 4x expander and plug it in again. A few seconds later every
thing will be fine.
 

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