Windows 7 Back up
I have about 10 or so fmp12 files, created with version 13. Some of these are shared with a coworker. Those shared, I want to leave open on my system all the time. It is just the two of us using these files.
I want to use Windows Backup to back up the directory of these files to an external drive on my machine. The first day I did this, it did not back up. I have googled that the Backup for Windows7 can backup open files, but it did not work.
Can I confirm with any one that this is so with FileMaker files? All of the data can be reproduced from out accounting system, with some work that I do not want to have to repeat.
Even if if worked, it would not be a good idea. Backing up an open FileMaker file can produce a back up copy that is damaged. Use a script with Save A Copy As to save a copy of the file. Then, set your back up software to back up this back up if you need to do so.