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Alpha Five V11 - Backups question

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    Alpha Five V11 - Backups question

    Hi Everyone,

    I have tried searching through the Alpha Five help file and this forum, but not found anything yet that answers my question...

    I have noticed that my Database application is growing rapidly. It started off at around 20mb, before installing V11, now it's occupying 60mb or more!

    The backups directory is new to me, I can't remember seeing in V9 anyway! In this directory there's 31.7mb of data when I last checked - which seems an awful lot of data.

    From my research so far it seems these backups are created each time I modify a table/form/report etc..

    Can I safely delete all or some of these?

    Is there a recognised way of automatically removing some of these backups - I would like to install a button on my menu to automate this cleanup if possible?

    Thanks for any suggestions,

    Alastair

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    Re: Alpha Five V11 - Backups question

    https://forum.alphasoftware.com/show...tomatic+backup
    There can be only one.

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      Re: Alpha Five V11 - Backups question

      Thanks Stan!

      Interesting read, shame there is no ON/OFF setting for this within Alpha!

      I know it's useful sometimes to have backups, but I would also find it useful (along with a lot of others it seems) to be able to turn this feature on if I wanted to use it and not have it assumed that I want to use it. But there again I suppose if you turned it off and then needed it...

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