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#1 argothor

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

I found what for me is a major problem with the Backup and Restore function in TMG 8.08 (and probably all versions of the software).

 

The other day I encountered an error when trying to load my data - there was a missing file(s) - and there was no way to recover from it except to restore from the last backup file.

 

The problem is all of my exhibits are stored in a directory structure depending on what the data is.  I have subfolders under the exhibits folder for census records, birth certificates, marriage information, death certificates, military records, pictures of tombstones, etc.  Under the census subfolder I have even more subfolders for all the different years of the censuses, and then more subfolders under those years for the states, counties and towns/cities/townships.  However in the process of restoring my data, the program now thinks that all of the exhibits are just under the exhibits folder, and ignores all of the subfolders. All the imagines are still in the directory structure I created, but all the the events in TMG are now just looking at the ..\exhibits folder and not the subfolders for that exhibit data.

 

I didn't go to all the effort to create this exhibit hierarchy just for the restore process to destroy it.  

 

Other than running TMG Utility's Missing External Exhibit function and then manually edit all 2,400+ events with exhibits, is there anyway to get TMG to recognize my directory structure?

 

If there isn't, Wholly Genes really needs to fix this issue.

 

Roger



#2 Jim Byram

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:14 PM

TMG will not restore an exhibit tree. You need to manage your exhibit tree outside of TMG.

 

TMG can update the links to exhibits in a tree by using the external exhibit feature of Validate File Integrity.

 

On the 'List of folders for location' screen, add the path of the folder at the base of the tree. Click the [Search in subfolders] button to enable a recursive search of the tree when VFI is run.

 

(This feature was added in v8.05 and a couple of bugs were fixed in v8.06. The feature has been present and working correctly for about a year.)



#3 vabopi

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:35 AM

I have been using TMG 8.08 on a XP virtual machine (Parallels) fully satisfied. However, since XP has been discontinued I installed TMG 8.08 on a new Windows 7 virtual machine, and restored a full backup.

All is quite well with an odd exception: Every window that opens with the Reports drop down menu shows a color on the text boxes that should not be there... and that prevents me from reading the text. Also other windows like Master xxx Lists have the same problem. Any idea?

Please see the linked image:  

http://1drv.ms/1mhplQp


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#4 Jim Byram

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:26 AM

Why did you post this issue in a topic that has nothing to do with the problem? Please start a new topic when you have a new issue.

 

A similar problem was reported here...

http://www.whollygen...showtopic=15630

 

Look at Virginia's suggestion in that topic.



#5 vabopi

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:26 AM

Answering to your question, it was following the backup/restore process that this issue appeared, although the technical reason may be elsewhere.

 

On the solution to the problem, your advice on that TMG 9 with Windows 9 topic was spot on, thank you.


Edited by vabopi, 17 April 2014 - 11:32 PM.

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