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From: Allan Plucinik <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Updating RM Database From One Computer to Another
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 13:47:35 -0600
An RM database consists of 33 files. All you have to do is copy those 33 files over to the laptop or vice versa using Windows Explorer. I do this all the time.
Or if you want, you can zip up the 33 files then send the zipped file over to the other computer. Then unzip it. Using RM's backup utility is doing the same thing (zipping up the files into one zipped file).
It's a very quick and easy process. Just simple file transfer. However, I would suggest that the database NOT be open at the time you copy the files over.
> From: "Jim Bullock" <>
> Date: 2003/07/24 Thu PM 12:47:13 MDT
> Subject: [RMagic] Updating RM Database From One Computer to Another
> I have our laptop and two desktops connected by a wireless home network. I
> want to update my RM database on the laptop from the RM database on my
> desktop. I'll be taking the laptop on a research trip and adding records
> from cemeteries and various research archives. When I return, I will want
> to transfer the laptop data to the desktop. What is the easiest way to do
> The best I've come up with is to send a backup of the current database to
> the computer to be updated then use the restore, overwriting the old
> There is no "save as" function in the RM file menu, so I can't just save
> from one computer to another. I don't want to use GEDCOMs because they
> don't include things like my photographs.
> Any ideas?
> Jim Bullock
> Littleton, CO
> P. S. I was like others who have complained about the slowness of loading
> ancestry.com census images. I just switched to a high-speed cable network,
> and now the images pop up instantly. It costs a bit more, but it's worth it
> to me.
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