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Which is the best file format to export as a safe backup to store with a clone copy of FM

Question asked by disabled_dconnect on Sep 11, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 11, 2014 by philmodjunk

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Which is the best file format to export as a safe backup to store with a clone copy of FM

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Hi, I read up on keeping your database safe. And I have followed the instructions to create a clone copy then export my tables separately into a merge file etc.

I have never used .mer before, and there are other filetypes that I can use, that I'm unfamiliar with.

I thought as I don't know any better that I would export on .csv but as the .csv file is over 1GB it wont open on Excel etc. Then I tried saving as Excel and it's just too big to open.

What filetype would you recommend saving in for very large tables? My table consists of names, phone numbers, notes on company, postcodes etc ..,

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