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Carbonite restore

Nickel Contributor
Posts: 209
Country: United States

Carbonite restore

I started using Carbonite backup service. Their site shows that my ACT! database has been backed up to Carbonite. I was wondering if anyone has tried to Restore a database from the Carbonite service and with what success? (Since I don't trust anything, I still also make backups on an external HD.)
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Posts: 3,311
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: Carbonite restore

I haven't tried it but I suspect that theoretically it could work providing you manage to restore all the required files to all the rightplaces. Much safer is to do a backup from within ACT (which you can do manually or automatically through the ACT Scheduler in Premium versions and V11), and tell Carbonite to back up the ACT! backup.  You can also configure the scheduler to keep the last five backups which you can't do with Carbonite alone.

 

The big benefit is that an ACT! backup zip file contains all the components required to completely restore a database and puts them all back in the correct locations.

 

Jeff

 

Jeff Granger
UK ACT! Specialist and Trainer

ACT Training Throughout The UK
www. bigbluemarketing.co.uk