Specifying Backup Names

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You create or modify backup names using the backup name editor. The usual way to open the editor is to click New Backup Name or Edit in Administration | Backups.

The backup name editor window contains the following:

Last Backup Date: A read-only field giving the date of the last backup written into the given file (if any).

Database Version: The version number for the database in the last backup file. Typically, each new version of MainBoss has a new database version number; however, this isn't always the case.

File Name: The name of a file to which you want to write backups. A number of rules apply to this name; for more, see Backups.

Comments: Any comments you want to associate with the backup name.

Message: Any message that may have been generated during the last backup to this file.

Save: Saves the current record. The editor window stays open in case you want to make more changes to the same record.

Save & New: Saves the current record and sets up the window for you to enter a new record. Fields in the new record will be blank or set to default values.

Save & Close: Saves the current record and closes the editor window.

Cancel: Closes the window without saving any changes you've made to the record since the last time you saved. When you Save the record, the Cancel button changes to Close, indicating that you can safely close the window without losing any changes.

Close: Closes the window. This button only appears after you've saved changes with Save or before you've entered any data at all. Otherwise, the button is labeled Cancel.

For more on backups, see Backups. For more on editors in general, see Using Editors.

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