I've had ftm for years, and have a file size of about 12000 individuals (about 2 gig). When trying to convert it to 2010 it won't let me to do it and gives an error message. The files still work in 16, so I figure it's the file size. From other posts I've read, it seems to be because of the file size, and some posts say you have to create smaller files and import them in smaller batches.. So I have a couple of questions for my knowledge researchers.
1. Can/will ftm 2006 ever become obsolete/unable to update/ other incompatible issues? I don't want to ever have it totally crash and be stuck.
2. I like using ftm 2006 (you always like your first), but it takes 2-3 minutes to backup. Is this normal for that size files? Should I expect the same time if I put it in 2010/2012?
3. If you have to create smaller trees to export then import, how do you do it? Is there a maximum size? Does 2012 have the same issue, or is it better? I'm thinking of choosing an individual and then creating a file with say 2000 descendants or so. How do I go about linking them later on...brute force and time??
4. Any other thoughts or suggestions are gladly welcomed. All of my work is my own, not from public trees, so I'm really concerned about having files that will someday be obsolete/incompatible to upgrade.