Scott Prentice said: >If you want real backups, you need to set up a mechanism for copying the >current files elsewhere for safe keeping.
Indeed! (As I recall, we discussed this recently) ... my approach is an "Archive" folder below the book folder to which I copy everything before each edit session, so I can "roll back" if needed. And a separate Windows-level backup system (I highly recommend ShadowProtect from StorageCraft - but there are others) to store away changed files twice a day, with a 3 month rolling storage. Z From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Scott Prentice Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:21 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Conditional text by paragraph tag? I think that the idea of the FM "backup" files is to provide *something* in case the current file gets corrupted in some way. It's better to lose the last edits to a file than to have the current (possibly corrupt) file overwrite what was a good file. Perhaps instead of calling these "filename.backup.fm" it should have been "filename.lastgood.fm". If you want real backups, you need to set up a mechanism for copying the current files elsewhere for safe keeping. ...scott On 2/11/15 2:10 PM, Fred Ridder wrote: David Artman wrote: 5) Generate output and peruse. DO NOT save FM files yet! If it boked a couple of times, fix thm; if it borked a ton; rollback to your backup.fm<http://backup.fm> files (you DO automatically save backup.fm<http://backup.fm> files every save, riiiight? ;) ) No, in fact I *don't* let FrameMaker generate .backup.fm files because they aren't really backups. They are just renamed versions of the *previous* saved version of the file. Say you open a document FileA.fm. You make a whole slew of changes, and then do a Save. You figure that the newly saved FileA.fm is identical to FileA.backup.fm because you had FrameMaker make a "backup" upon saving, right. Wrong. FileA.backup.fm is the *original* file that you opened, *before* you made any changes to it. The "backup" is always one set of changes behind the content that a real backup would have in it. (And since Frame won't even let you do a Save unless you've changed *something*, the current saved version and the "backup" can *never* be identical.) So rolling back to the automatic "backup" will actually lose you the last set of changes that were in your last save. -Fred Ridder _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as s...@leximation.com<mailto:s...@leximation.com>. Send list messages to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com> or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/sp14%40leximation.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com<mailto:listad...@frameusers.com>. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.
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