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Restore Backup Doesn't Restore Backup?

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  • Restore Backup Doesn't Restore Backup?

    Dear Abby,
    I've seen this a number of times...
    I'll visit the backup archive to start over on a component and wind up getting the same thing!
    No matter how far back I go.
    So I exit out of alpha, thinking it's a memory thing.
    I come back in and first thing, I do a restore from 2 months ago.
    I get the same thing! My mucked-up component! AaCcK!
    What's a poor programmer to do?

    Signed,
    Exasperated in Texas
    Rapid Development, Training, Support
    http://data2web.network
    903-740-2549

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    Re: Restore Backup Doesn't Restore Backup?

    Yes I found the built in Restore to be a bit hit and miss, plus I never really knew which exact version I was restoring...

    So now I find it better to do manual "save as" versions of a component I am working on, every so often, especially before making a big change to the component.

    I put a description in the filename of for my own quick reference / memory jogger

    So as an example, if the file name is

    JobCard.a5wcmp

    Then I will have several "old versions"

    e.g.
    JobCard02_beforeRemovingOfficeNote.a5wcmp
    JobCard03_setLocalCSS.a5wcmp
    JobCard04_rowExpanderConditionalWorks.a5wcmp
    JobCard05_beforeRemovingLabelClickToggleExpander.a5wcmp

    and I can more easily roll back a version or two (or open two versions side by side if needing to compare something)

    Two other points to note:

    I find it a good habit to always close the file after doing a "save as and rename",
    and then re-open the original file (so I don't accidentally start modifying the "saved as" version)

    Every now and again, I prune out all the "save as" versions and archive them out of the project, to make Publish All faster.

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    • #3
      Re: Restore Backup Doesn't Restore Backup?

      Thanks Mike! That's a great idea!
      Rapid Development, Training, Support
      http://data2web.network
      903-740-2549

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      • #4
        Re: Restore Backup Doesn't Restore Backup?

        If you use Save As a lot,
        then please add your Upvote onto this feature request...
        should be relatively easy enough for the Alpha Engineers to implement

        http://alphasoftware.ideascale.com/a...k/618829-14754

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        • #5
          Re: Restore Backup Doesn't Restore Backup?

          Just up-voted that
          Rapid Development, Training, Support
          http://data2web.network
          903-740-2549

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          • #6
            Re: Restore Backup Doesn't Restore Backup?

            GitHub.

            Or maybe just Git.

            See also: Mercurial, Perforce, Subversion, CVS, etc...
            Alpha Anywhere latest pre-release

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