I've done several searches regarding this with much luck....I find it hard to believe this is an uncommon practice.... Normally I like to store back up files on the users hard drive and not in the project folder on the Server. I have done this at most companies I've worked for, but I have never received this msg before.... The files do get save to the new location, but this msg appears. Admittedly Its been several years that I've been out of the "game", So if this is a redundant question I apologize.
Currently running Architecture 09.
I knew I could count on you Dean. Glad to see you are still around, you have always been very helpful in the past...
Anyway, I have tried this on several workstation and different profiles. At first I thought it may be the 2009 vs windows 07 issue, but it also happens on my workstation (which is still running XP). I've checked to ensure the user set up is for full admin rights .... I'm at a loss on
Allen, you are correct. I have used the express tool to move the files.....which is how I've done it in the past. But have never received that msg prior to this...
Hi Paul, good to see you back. I don't use MoveBak, I do it differently, so I can't say. But I found that link and four others that said basically the same thing. So I thought it was a good guess.
Well....... For one thing. I'm not concerned with server space. That's IT. An old fight that I wont go in to. What I want is to make sure I have backups on the hard drives. So I path the temp files to their own directory and deny the "System" rights to erase files. So none of my temp files go away even if the program closed correctly. I use Civil 3D and having multiple backups can save a lot of time in the event of something going sour and not being noticed for a while.
Of course that means more work for me. I have to go in to the temp file every couple of weeks and clean them up manually. After about 6 months I write all the files that are left on to DVD and start fresh.
I do that with the Autosave...never considered the temp files, but thats a good idea... so do have you turned of the .bak files completely? or do you still have those in your drawing location? For better or worse...IT is a a dual hat that I wear... but, storage is not the only concern....but it is one of them. I just don't like seeing all those files in the project folder. :-)
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