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From: "Rae Jean Hay" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG and second computer
Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2000 09:50:01 -0500
I do this all the time.
First, the Desktop:
"Backup" the TMG "DataSet" to "A:" on a diskette - sounds as though you have
done this. Then remove the diskette from the Desktop and insert it the
Second, the Laptop:
Start TMG and "Restore" the "dates". The "Restore" command is located under
"File" on the main TMG menu below "Backup".
The TMG Help file gives these instructions --
To restore a data set:
1. Access the Restore option under the File menu.
You will be given a list of compressed data sets in your chosen drive and/or
subdirectory. If the data set to be restored is in a different directory,
you will need to know the path. If the data is on a floppy disk, place the
floppy in the drive.
2. Highlight your choice and select [Restore].
If a data set by the same name already exists, you will be given a chance to
change your mind. If you continue, the existing data set will be
overwritten by the restored data set.
Lookup: Overwrite Warning
3. Verify the data set to restore and choose [Select].
4. You will be given a Last Warning. Select [Yes] to continue.
The data will be restored and the original data overwritten.
Copyright (c) 1998, Wholly Genes, Inc.
After a research trip, I reverse the process. I Backup my TMG DataSet on the
Laptop and Restore it to my TMG DataSet on the Desktop. The main thing to
watch is that you restore to the "CORRECT dataset" in case you have more
than one dataset you have created. There are other ways to do this but this
is how I keep TMG datasets updated on my computers.
Rae Jean in Memphis
: I have TMG installed on my laptop, mainly for use on research trips, but
: input is always into my desktop program. Now, I want to update the program
: that's on my laptop and I can't seem to manage it. I made a backup, as I
: usually do, upon exiting the desktop program and then tried to import it
: my laptop. It apparently can't read the sqz. file from a floppy or I'm not
: doing it right. I've owned computers for seven years now and am still
: woefully ignorant of some of the basics. I really need to take a course if
: could stay in town long enough to complete it. Could a kind soul give me
: simple steps to accomplish this update? Also, while we're at it: if I did
: some input on the laptop while on a research trip (not too likely since I
: like to analyze it first) can I then update my desktop program from the
: Marina Dececo