Moving to new machine


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GWB

I just set up my new machine. I installed QB Pro 2003 and copied my
company files into the QuickBooks Pro directory. The company files
opened and I downloaded a payroll update. Then I ran Verify. It said
there was a problem with the data and prompted me to rebuild. I made
the requested backups and ran Rebuild. This was successful and Verify
found no problems with the data. So I guess all is well, but now the
(2) company files are smaller (42717kb became 36651kb and 24357 kb
became 20790kb). Does this all sound about right?
 
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It's possible. When a database record is deleted, the space it
occupied is not immediately re-used in most databases. Most databases
have a utility such as "rebuild" which removes such unused space,
among other things. It's certainly a good sign that Verify reports no
errors. Print a trial balance (or balance sheet and P&L) for your
previous year-end and compare with the same reports printed
previously - if they agree, you should have no problems.

Always keep several previous generations of backups, and periodically
test your backups to be sure they can be restored. Consider updating
backups made by older software versions (restore in your current
version, verify data, create a new backup, test the new backup by
restoring and verifying).
 
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HeyBub

GWB said:
I just set up my new machine. I installed QB Pro 2003 and copied my
company files into the QuickBooks Pro directory. The company files
opened and I downloaded a payroll update. Then I ran Verify. It said
there was a problem with the data and prompted me to rebuild. I made
the requested backups and ran Rebuild. This was successful and Verify
found no problems with the data. So I guess all is well, but now the
(2) company files are smaller (42717kb became 36651kb and 24357 kb
became 20790kb). Does this all sound about right?
Sure. QB deleted stuff it didn't think you needed.

If it was able to find your credit card number, it probably ordered stuff it
though you might want.

Then it went on to the field for free beer and barbeque.
 

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