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backup filenames

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We are using Act! 2009 Prem. for Web (11.0) and I have set the scheduler to do daily backups which are working fine, except, instead of the typical "Actcompanynamedate.zip" filename, I am getting a filename that has 51 characters.....

Example backup w/filename: "Act!xxxxxx8707c20c7f12494088deadc4e43f55f12009-03-1601-02-01.zip"

And it tells me that it may not be able to restore (well, duh!). What would cause the filename to be so long now?

Message Edited by gswgolf7 on 03-19-2009 07:47 AM

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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: backup filenames

Actually, I haven't had a need to try and restore. It just struck me as odd that I only have the one b/u job set in Scheduler

and up until recently it would always give the b/u the short name "Parrotxx-xx-xxxx.zip" and now it has this long name. But, as

you say if I have the capability to "Restore-as" then I won't worry too much about it. Thanks for the quick response......

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Re: backup filenames

That's the database UID.It adds that in case auto backups are backing up 2 databases with the same name.

That shouldn't stop it restoring.

 

What error do you get when you try a Restore (Restore As) - to a different name?

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Accepted by topic author gswgolf7
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Copper Contributor
Posts: 6
Country: United States

Re: backup filenames

Actually, I haven't had a need to try and restore. It just struck me as odd that I only have the one b/u job set in Scheduler

and up until recently it would always give the b/u the short name "Parrotxx-xx-xxxx.zip" and now it has this long name. But, as

you say if I have the capability to "Restore-as" then I won't worry too much about it. Thanks for the quick response......

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Re: backup filenames

The UID was added to the backup ZIP names in a patch... can't recall which. This was to prevent the issue I mentioned above

 

Worth-while testing any backup procedure with a test restore, anyway

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Re: backup filenames

That is on my To-Do list for tomorrow! Again, thanks for the response!