Money Backup Locations


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Neil

I sometimes run my Money Plus from a laptop, and sometimes from my desktop
PC. I keep the file on a shared network drive, and similarly, I keep the
backup file on a network drive. My problem is that when I perform the backup,
I frequently get an invalid backup location message, because I have to change
the drive letter depending on the location that I am working from.

Will Money Plus recognize a UNC drive, i.e., \\location\sharename\filename?
I treid and it did not work, but maybe I got the syntax wrong.

If not, consider this as a reuqested for this enhancement in future releases.
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

I sometimes run my Money Plus from a laptop, and sometimes from my desktop
PC. I keep the file on a shared network drive, and similarly, I keep the
backup file on a network drive. My problem is that when I perform the backup,
I frequently get an invalid backup location message, because I have to change
the drive letter depending on the location that I am working from.
Here is a suggestion to work around this: create a folder on each
machine with the same pathname on each computer's local hard drive.
Have Money backup to each computer.
 
N

Neil

Hmm.....

That will work, of course. If I need to do a restore, I will have to check
both folders for my latest backup version, but this is not a normal
occurrence in any case (hopefully). Since I also sync the MNY files between
my to PC's, and use Norton Save and Restore once a week as a backup program,
I should be in good shape no matter what.

Still, in this day and age, enabling the use of UNC locations in the backup
designation would be a good thing for the next version, especially in this
day and age of home networking.
 
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N

Neil

Brent said:
Which OS? Vista has a feature which may offer a solution.


I am running Vista Home Premium. I have used a 3rd part app., Goodsynch to copy files across the network. I usually do this immediately after finishing a Money session, and it does work as far as assuring that I have the latest data on both PCs.
 

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