04-21-2010 01:21 PM
04-22-2010 08:46 AM
Seeing that your database files are about 6gb in size, does your USB drive have more than 6gb of space available? You may need to remove some older backups from it to make room for the new backup file.
04-22-2010 09:01 AM
The USB drive has 32 mb and is empty. Do you know if the files are too large for WinZip to handle? Can you tell me why I'm getting an error message that the drive is full?
Thanks for your help.
04-22-2010 09:25 AM
If I read your previous response correctly and 'dbf' stands for 'database files', then your attachments folder is probably the majority of the 5gb you listed. If your USB only has 32mb (meg) and your database/backup file is measured in gb (gig), you will not be able to put that backup file onto that drive. Basically 1000mb is equal to 1gb.
If you were previously able to backup your database and place it onto the USB drive, the database must have been much smaller or there was more space available on the drive. Perhaps there has been a few/several exceptionally large attachments recently added to the database.
Winzip not opening the file because it is over 4gb also tells us the size of your backup is large. Opening the file with Winzip will not work when it is that size and you cannot restore a backup file using Winzip (it has to be done through the Act! program to parse the files correctly).
04-23-2010 05:35 AM
04-23-2010 09:33 AM - edited 04-23-2010 09:37 AM
You are dealing with two different animals here, first the capacity of software to backup, 2nd the computer connection to USB drive. Here is how to untangle them:
1-back up to local folder
2-copy local folder to USB zip drive.
and if that works,
3-repeat as desired