How do I ensure my BCM information get transferred

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Ants

I have to reformat my hard drive and when I reinstall Outlook with BCM I want
to make sure my information/database can be retrieved. I utilize the backup
system in BCM and have a file that is a Microsoft Small Business Backup,
however this doesn't seem to be all that I need. I need some reinsurance
that I have the right file that will populate all the fields, just like it is
currently. Thank you.
 
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Leonid S. Knyshov // SBS Expert

On 3/26/2010 7:51 AM, Ants wrote:
> I have to reformat my hard drive and when I reinstall Outlook with BCM I want
> to make sure my information/database can be retrieved. I utilize the backup
> system in BCM and have a file that is a Microsoft Small Business Backup,
> however this doesn't seem to be all that I need. I need some reinsurance
> that I have the right file that will populate all the fields, just like it is
> currently. Thank you.


You don't have to reformat your hard drive.

Buy a new hard drive and keep your current one as backup.

Are you asking what is the absolute best way to ensure that nothing
happens to your data? I recommend taking an image backup of your drive.

http://www.xxclone.com/ - this software works and it's free. Worst case
scenario, you can always return to your current point of operations.

I use XXclone quite often to painlessly clone data from old drives to
new drives.

My company can provide fee-based support if you need additional reassurance.
Leonid S. Knyshov
Crashproof Solutions
510-282-1008
Twitter: @wiseleo
http://crashproofsolutions.com
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Raul Thomas

Here are your alternate options to be on the safe side :

Use the import / export wizard in Business contact manager to backup the
database as an *.bcm file

Also you can backup a copy of the *.ldf and *.mdf files from the default
location (C:\Doc & Settings\User profile\Local settings\Application
data\Microsoft)

Note : You'll need to go to services.msc and stop the SQL services(MSSMLBIZ)
when making a copy of these files and restart it when your done.
Regards

Rahul Thomas

MSFT

"Ants" <Ants> wrote in message
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> I have to reformat my hard drive and when I reinstall Outlook with BCM I
> want
> to make sure my information/database can be retrieved. I utilize the
> backup
> system in BCM and have a file that is a Microsoft Small Business Backup,
> however this doesn't seem to be all that I need. I need some reinsurance
> that I have the right file that will populate all the fields, just like it
> is
> currently. Thank you.


 
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