Backing Up TRADOS data
Thread poster: stevetog

stevetog
Germany
Local time: 16:53
German to English
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Apr 4, 2014

I have been using Trados only for 1 year now, and am just appreciating what a good tool it is.
I have 2 issues, which I haven't been able to solve. I would appreciate if somebody could point me in the right direction:

1) I am worried about a serious Harddisk crash. How do I backup all necessary TRADOS data files, so that I can re-install easily? Is there a backup facility in Trados itself?

2) I have some projects on a different computer, as I sometimes work at home in the evenings. Does anyone know to transfer the necessary project files back to my main computer? Can I locate a project on a USB stick, and use this as the source document?


Any infos would be appreciated,
many thanks
Steve


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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 16:53
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
Depends on where you store your data Apr 4, 2014

Studio doesn't have a one-click back-up feature because it's you who chooses where to store all your resources.

Your user profile stores your customised shortcuts, window layout, default languages and all other general options, make sure you know where it is and keep it backed-up.

Other, even more important resources - TMs, TBs, etc. also need to be backed up regularly.

You might want to go through the list I wrote of resources to back up when you want to move Studio to a new computer:
http://signsandsymptomsoftranslation.com/2014/02/11/studio-on-a-new-computer/


To answer your 2nd question, if you re-create a project on two different machines using exactly the same paths for all resources, you should be able to switch between the two. You could also use a DropBox folder to keep your resources in a single location and update them there.

HTH,
Emma


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