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How do I change the default location of backup folder?

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How do I change the default location of backup folder?

I want to put the backups of my ACT database on an external drive...how do I change the default location?
David Hamacher
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Re: How do I change the default location of backup folder?

Hi David,

 

There is probably an easier way, but every night I back up to an external HDD.  When I start the backup, it lets me navigate to the lcoation.  I keep 7 copies on the external and have named each one separately.  It's only a couple of extra keystrokes and works for me.

John Purdy
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Re: How do I change the default location of backup folder?

David, if you're talking about manually-invoked backups (File, Backup), then I've never found a way to set a default folder - but you probably already know that if you're going to do regularly scheduled backups, then the ACT! Scheduler is the best way to go and one of it's settings is the target folder.  Another setting is how many prior backups to keep, and it automatically builds the backup file name through by including the date/time of the backup.
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