8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2017 2:58 PM by beverly

    Backup Your Files

    DLarsen

      If I hadn't had an aggressive backup plan in place yesterday I'm confident that I would be standing in the unemployment line this afternoon.

       

      Re: All Scripts DELETED

       

      For goodness sake, backup your files.

        • 1. Re: Backup Your Files
          fmpdude

          Hopefully, FMP will implement connecting scripts and other code to a real source code repository like Git so these particular problems don't happen.   Since I'm on FMP 14, which, amazingly, still doesn't have UNDO (not worth $329 to get it), I've gone back many a time to backups since I couldn't figure out (or UNDO) what I did accidentally moving a script line somewhere else.

          • 2. Re: Backup Your Files
            TomHays

            After you backup your files, periodically check that the backups are valid.

             

            Many people have gone through the trouble to do "backups" only to find that what they thought were good backups were actually unusable.

             

            Some people proclaim that "It is not a backup until it is a known, tested backup."

             

            -Tom

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            • 3. Re: Backup Your Files
              fmpdude

              On the mac, I've never had an issue with these tools:

               

              1. SuperDuper!

              2. ChronoSync

              3. Time Machine

               

              (These are the only tools I've used for production backups.)

              • 4. Re: Backup Your Files
                DLarsen

                And I'm not even referring to third party tools. The native FM backup routines (pause & copy) saved my butt yesterday.

                • 5. Re: Backup Your Files
                  fmpdude

                  Do you mean the backup in FMS? I wasn't assuming that.

                   

                  Thanks.

                  • 6. Re: Backup Your Files
                    DLarsen

                    That's right. In my current situation the server did not go down, one file became corrupted so I was able to just pull the last good file from the backup folder and put it in the main data folder.

                     

                    But we do backup the backup copies using a third party tool and send the tapes to an off-site location every week. In this case I didn't have to recall any tapes, I just went back to the last good backup.

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                    • 7. Re: Backup Your Files
                      planteg

                      I always said to people « the backup you will need the most is the one that was not done ». I remember reading an article a major fail in a company. They couldn't bring back a backup because the schedule backups were not running  and nobody was checking .

                       

                      Doing backup is not enough, make sure they are fine.

                      • 8. Re: Backup Your Files
                        beverly

                        External backups are useful as well once FMS does its thing. The usual warnings, of course, for external backups is to NEVER touch the live running/hosted files.

                        But you knew that!

                        Beverly

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