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#1 Alec

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:53 PM

In the past when I created a backup the file size was around 100KB. I added some exhibits and the size went to 15MB. I have deleted the exhibits but the backup file size is staying at about 15MB. It seems to me that the project file that is causing a large backup is a file called H*******1_i.FPT. Is there any way I can reduce the size of the backup file?
Any advice would be appreciated.

#2 Jim Byram

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:04 PM

Run optimize (File / Maintenance / Optimize).

When you delete data, the records are marked for deletion but are not actually removed from the database. So the internal images are still in the exhibits data table. You need to run Optimize to remove the records that have been marked for deletion.

#3 Alec

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:46 AM


Thank you again. Backup size reduced to less than 100KB.

Don't you even take weekends off!


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