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TMG & UFT 3.1
Posted by: Bryan Campbell Date: June 27, 2000 at 21:21:57
In Reply to: Re: TMG & UFT 3.1 by Richard Cleaveland of 11492

Dick,

> Many of us have upgraded to 3.1 with no problem. Presumably you were wise enough to
> make a backup before you did it; why not just restore from that backup?

Restoration isn't the issue. It's the problems I noted encountering with vanishing data. Not surprisingly, restoring from Backup resulted in the same problems!

> "an answer on why UFT seems to need 33 files for each project vs. the 3 Basefiles
> of Roots3?"

> ...the newer genealogy programs use a relational data base...considerable savings
> in space and time by having multiple files interlinked...several of those "33"
> are not for "each project" - they are for combined libraries.

I have 2 projects going and find <<30>> files assigned to each project ID in the Projects directory, along with 3 "name" files (icp, ftp and pro) for each one.

> plusses and minuses...but the combined library intent was to conserve space.

Thanks for the useful info. Still not clear on whether anyone has encountered the problems I had, whether 3.1 is flaky or even worth the trouble of intalling unless one is dealing with the specific issues listed in their "bug fix" list. All of the postings I've seen re: 3.1 deal NOT with the patch itself but with installing the patch -- a problem they seem to have fixed.

As a relative newcomer, am also curious why so many folks are jumping to TMG vs. Mattel/Broderbund's "other" genealogy acquisition, FTM. Is it simply a better program? One would think that FTM would be reworked to include all the favorite features of UFT though I've seen nothing indicating this.

~Bryan


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