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FTM2012 Compact File

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Re: FTM2012 Compact File

Posted: 9 Aug 2013 11:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Tom the issues you discuss are well known

My point is simply always have a good backup outside your hard drive and don't rely on the so called backup that FTM makes.

Bare in mind that compact does more than compact the file. More importantly it re indexes all the internal pointers.

This is in fact a greater benefit than the actual file size reduction due to compacting.

So long as you have a goo back up and that you regularly test it by doing a restore to see that it works. Then I would not worry too much more about what FTM thinks that it is doing.


John D

John D
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Tom Melton 9 Aug 2013 3:10AM GMT 
johndd189 9 Aug 2013 6:16AM GMT 
Tom Melton 9 Aug 2013 2:53PM GMT 
johndd189 10 Aug 2013 12:24AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 10 Aug 2013 12:28AM GMT 
Tom Melton 10 Aug 2013 2:42AM GMT 
johndd189 10 Aug 2013 5:04AM GMT 
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