saving TM onto external hard drive
Thread poster: Mariana Rohlig Sa

Mariana Rohlig Sa  Identity Verified
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Jan 27, 2011

Dear all,

I just wanted to check if anyone ever encountered problems saving a copy of their TMs onto an external hard drive whilst still keeping a copy on the hard disk? I am about to do that and was wondering if there is anything I should know/bear in mind. I have Trados 2008 and Windows Vista.



Marinus Vesseur  Identity Verified
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Backup TMs Jan 27, 2011

No problems to be expected. Back-ups are essential if you work with Trados. Trados or Studio should not 'know' about the location of those backups, of course, to then start using those instead of the originals, but it won't if you don't tell it.

If you work with Trados keep in mind that a TM consists of 5 files (.tmw .iix .mdf .mtf and .mwf), whereas in Studio that is just one, but with Studio you have to be careful to keep project tms and main tms apart. The main TMs have their own folder, so that shouldn't be too hard.

Now you just have to make sure those backups happen regularly. Windows 7 has an on-board tool, but I found Synchredible very helpful. Good luck.


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