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Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 4:29:21 PM | Backup files

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I have just enabled worksharing on a project and since then my backup folders contain no RVT files.  It created a new file folder for backups (projectname_backups) and the only thing in the folder are DAT files, and RWS files.  Under "file/backups" on the pulldown there are no files showing. This is happening with all three local files and the central file.

 There are files in the "C:program files/revit 2009/journal" folder but they are before worksharing was enabled. 


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Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 7:49:47 PM | Backup files

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The central file will keep all the "Back-up" Files. Go to File:Backups and find the Central File folder with _backup. It will list all the saved version and who saved it. You can now "Roll Back" to what ever you want.

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Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 7:55:19 PM | Backup files

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There are no "_backup files" to roll back to.  When I go to "file/backups" I can get to the central file_backup folder but it appears empty.

 I have checked options from the save_as menu and it is se to save 5 backups. 


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Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 8:20:08 PM | Backup files

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If you just enabled worksets you might not have any. Have you made some changes and saved the changes. Are you still working in the Central file?

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Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 8:42:10 PM | Backup files

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We have been working on local files for three days now. No one has opened the central file since we started worksharing.  There have been several changes and saves to two different local files on two different machines.  Neither machine is saving any backups nor is the central file.  Luckily we aren't desperate to get a backup but we noticed that if we do need one in the future they are not there.  I have attached a "print screen" of my central file _backup folder viewed from the "file/backup" menu. I am sure there is something we are missing here but I cant figure it out. Thanks for your help.

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Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 9:09:34 PM | Backup files

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When you have work sharing, the backup information is no longer saved in a bak file.

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Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 9:11:45 PM | Backup files

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Couldn't view the file. Just to be clear, local files do not create back up files. You have to browse to the Back up folder in the central file. I assume everyone is saving to central and everone else can see the updates on there local files. The only other thing I can think of is to do an on-line meeting so I can see your set up.

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Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 9:21:32 PM | Backup files

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Yes everything you stated is correct.  I would be willing to try an online meeting, not sure out internet is fast enough but we can try.


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Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 9:31:55 PM | Backup files

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I can do it tomorrow after 9:00 am eastern. I didn't see your email so just send me an email and I will send you directions for the meeting.

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Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 6:04:36 PM | Backup files

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So I too have a problem with my file.  It crashes everytime I try to edit, move or create a grid.  It's not once in awhile, it's everytime.  

 

Now just like Shaun, I have gone to File/Backups...  and gone to both emy Local_backup and Central_backup folders and there are no files that Revit can read in there.  So I can't recover diddly.  Is there a specific way to recover Workset files?

 

Thanks,

Lorne

 

PS-we've been working on this project for months, so we have saved plenty of times for Revit to save into the backup folder.  Thanks.


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Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 6:51:40 PM | Backup files

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Please describe the process you are using to determine if you have back-up files.


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Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 7:00:27 PM | Backup files

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Well, I open revit, then go straight to File/Backups...  Then I navigate to my Central backups folder: Project name_backups.  I open that, and there are no files to select.  I also try the same thing with my Local file backups folder, and still no files are in there.

 

I also have tried this while having the Central file or Local file open.  Still no files or options to select for backup.

 

I hope that explains it.  I didn't take any other action.  Although, now I have opened a file that was saved on our server and I am redoing all the work from yesterday.  But that's the best I could do since Revit doesn't seem to be backing files up.


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Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 7:12:40 PM | Backup files

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I would open the Local file you want to find backups for. Goto File/Backups.. browse to the back up file and click "open" it is not looking for you to find a file. Just the location. When you click "open" it will show the dates that are available. See attached images.



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Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 7:44:14 PM | Backup files

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wow, what an oversight.  Thank you for your help.

 

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Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 7:48:35 PM | Backup files

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Revit has some hard to understand dialog boxes..Not always clear as to what you need to do...Good luck with your file.

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