View Full Version : database backup and restore from v1.02 to V4.5


Robert Burrell
06-10-2001, 09:34 AM
I have recently purchased V4.5. What is the correct way t
to backup all databese files and reload to V4.5?



06-19-2001, 03:23 PM
It kind of depends on how you set you databases up.

If you kept everything relating to each database in the same directory, just back up each of those directories.

Otherwise, look in your manual at page Appendix 19, hunt down the
.DBF, .MDX, .FPT, .DDD, .DDM, .DDX, .SET, .SEM, .SEX, .APD, .APM, and .APX files associated with each database, record where in the the directory structure you find each one so you can recreate the structure with each file where you found it in the directory structure.

Or you could just install version 4.5 and point it to the files that already exist on your machine.

As you can see, when creating new databases, it pays to keep the files from each database together in a directory of their own.