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From: "Martin, Joseph" <>
Subject: [RMagic] BIG Problem Resolved - Thanks
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 15:10:53 -0600
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Thank you, Alan.
I had tried this restore procedure 4 times earlier today, and it did not
work. That was the usual way that I restored the database.
I just did it again, and it was restored from my 8GB SanDisk thumb
drive. I have no idea what changed this time.
Thank you to all for your many suggestions. I am now going to start
backing up on a DVD also.
I am much relieved for the New Year.
You have all been a great help. Thanks for taking time on the holiday to
help this poor confused soul.
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Alfred Eller
Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Help - BIG Problem 2
Of course, if this is too complicated for anyone, they could look in the
HELP menu, Index, scroll to "Restoring a backed up database"
Bruce did a pretty good job of explaining it there with only 93 words.
Alfred D. Eller
Alan J Brown wrote:
> I've been subscribing to this newsletter for some time now, but this
> first post.
> I get very confused by all the instructions on how to restore an RM
> because as far as I can see it is so simple - in fact I have just
> before posting this message.
> All my RM backups are .zip files, which must be the standard, because
> not creating backups in any other way. I just tried this:
> 1. Locate a backup (.zip file).
> 2 Assuming you have either Windows XP or Vista installed (other OS's
> open .zip files but the process might be slightly different) right
> .zip file and choose the 'Extract All' option from the drop down menu
> 3. I suggest extracting the files to a new folder, away from your main
> data store. Click 'Extract' and the backed-up files will be restored
> instantly to the new folder.
> 4. Open RM, and close any databases which might open, then select
> New'. Browse to the folder you restored the backed-up files to, and
> of your database will appear (e.g. Bloggs.rmg). Open this and your
> database will appear exactly as it was when backed up.
> Hopefully others will find this works, if not I would be interested to
> what does happen.
> On a different but related topic, the easiest way I have found of
> transferring my RM files from one computer to another is to create a
> file, copy the resulting .zip file to the other computer by any
> means, and 'restore' it following the steps above.
> A J Brown
> Living in Bournemouth, UK
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