How to back up Goldmine

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How to Backup Goldmine


Summary: Instructions for creating a backup of Goldmine


Symptoms: Customer needs to make a back up of their data


Steps:

1. Select File>>Back-up Databases.

2. Select Create a New Back-up profile, unless there is one already saved that you want to re-use. Click Next.

3. Select the contact sets you wish to backup. If you are not sure which contact set to select, select the one noted in the System window mentioned above. Also, be sure to leave the Backup-up Goldmine files (GMBase) option selected. It is recommended you also leave the Back-up Setup Files (Net-Update and BDEShare) option checked.

4. Click Next.

5. Select the additional directories you wish to backup. These are the directories that Goldmine uses to store file attachments from e-mail, reports, MS Word templates that are used by the Mail merge function, and any documents that have been linked to your Goldmine database. These typically reside in the GoldMine root directory indicated for System Files in the System window mentioned at the beginning of this document.

6. Click Next.

7. Confirm your selections and then click Next.

8. Enter or select a destination for the backup. It is recommended that the file not be copied onto the computer on which GoldMine resides in case of a catastrophic failure on the computer. Use an alternate media such as a CD-Rom or Zip disk for better protection.

9. If you want to save this Backup Profile for re-use, enter a Profile name. Click Next.

10. All users must be logged out of Goldmine in order to backup the database. If necessary, you can force users to exit by selecting the Force all users to exit GoldMine within X minutes and entering the number of minutes. Click Finish to start the backup.

http://support.frontrange.com/support/goldmine/pdf/6.5/gmbackupwizard.pdf

[edit]Email Response

Dear ,

In order to make a backup of your GoldMine Database please follow the instructions below:

1. Select File>>Back-up Databases.

2. Select Create a New Back-up profile, unless there is one already saved that you want to re-use. Click Next.

3. Select the contact sets you wish to backup. If you are not sure which contact set to select, select the one noted in the System window mentioned above. Also, be sure to leave the Backup-up Goldmine files (GMBase) option selected. It is recommended you also leave the Back-up Setup Files (Net-Update and BDEShare) option checked.

4. Click Next.

5. Select the additional directories you wish to backup. These are the directories that Goldmine uses to store file attachments from e-mail, reports, MS Word templates that are used by the Mail merge function, and any documents that have been linked to your Goldmine database. These typically reside in the GoldMine root directory indicated for System Files in the System window mentioned at the beginning of this document.

6. Click Next.

7. Confirm your selections and then click Next.

8. Enter or select a destination for the backup. It is recommended that the file not be copied onto the computer on which GoldMine resides in case of a catastrophic failure on the computer. Use an alternate media such as a CD-Rom or Zip disk for better protection.

9. If you want to save this Backup Profile for re-use, enter a Profile name. Click Next.

10. All users must be logged out of Goldmine in order to backup the database. If necessary, you can force users to exit by selecting the Force all users to exit GoldMine within X minutes and entering the number of minutes. Click Finish to start the backup.

http://support.frontrange.com/support/goldmine/pdf/6.5/gmbackupwizard.pdf

I hope this information is helpful.

Thank You,

TechSupport

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