Author Topic: Receipe database seperation and backup  (Read 3293 times)

Offline mr_beer

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Receipe database seperation and backup
« on: October 05, 2007, 06:12:57 PM »
BeerSmith saves all of its recipe and other information in .bsm files located in the main program directory. 

There is really no effective way to back up this information using traditional backup software since most program areas are not backed up, especially since the software needs to be reinstalled if the disk drive is replaced.   

Recently I lost a hard drive and had to rebuild my system.  Backup and network based shares saved the day except for .bsm files.  It would certainly be nice to be able to point those files to a different area on the network so backup could take care of the important data. 

Please consider it as a higher priority change for the near future.


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Re: Receipe database seperation and backup
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 09:30:00 PM »
I agree -
  I will look at the possibility of having a separate directory for user files in future versions.

  In the meantime, you can set up most backup programs to just backup the files C:\Program Files\BeerSmith\*.bsm

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