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Is Database too Large? Back Ups take forever.

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Country: USA

Is Database too Large? Back Ups take forever.

Converted an old Goldmine database into ACT! Currently running 2010 on a brand-new top of the line Dell computer. Database has 10,212 contacts with 357,623 attachments. The back up goes on forever - doesn't freeze, just doesn't ever stop. The most I have let it run before I stopped it was 13 hours.  When I try to cancel the back up it takes about 6 hours for it to shut down. Any ideas on how to speed the back up process? How about ideas for reducing the number of attachments?

 

Thanks.

Copper Elite Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: Is Database too Large? Back Ups take forever.

Hello Mike,

 

How long does the back up take if you tell it not to include attachments? Also have you done a check and repair on the database?

 

Thanks,

Kurt Rosemann

Platinum Act! Consultants
Kurt@ActiveSales.net | www.ActiveSales.net | 877-569-8005
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Re: Is Database too Large? Back Ups take forever.

Another Question:  How big is your attachments folder?

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