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    PST Back up (MSO '03 & '07)

    I am using Microsoft pst back up now to back up my pst files in Outlook and then I import that folder into my Outlook on another computer. All is well with that, and it has saved me a lot of time. I have it set to back up my laptop every 7 days. This weekend I clicked on back up, and it didn't back up my files. I didn't notice this until I imported that .pst file into my PC Outlook. There were several appointments missing that had been entered after the last back up, which was on the 14th. Since my laptop was scheduled to back up on the 21st, I let it go and then imported yesterday. This time of course everything was there. Other than setting the pst backup to backup everyday, is there a way to using that back up manually? I suppose I could just to an export if need be.
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    Re: PST Back up (MSO '03 & '07)

    Why don't you just close Outlook, and make a copy of the .pst with Windows Explorer?

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    Re: PST Back up (MSO '03 & '07)

    Leif, Thanks for the input.
    I have no problem with copying the calendar .pst file or any of the other .pst files from one computer to the other. That is the way I was doing it.
    What I want to know, is if there is a way using the MSO backup tool to override the settings in there and back up on demand. By using that tool, I only have to import/export 1 .pst file rather than several. I looked at it agan this morning, and see that I can uncheck the backup every xxx days. I think (haven't tried it yet) that by unchecking that I should be able to back up on demand. It makes sense that that would work, and I don;t know why I didn't think of that in the first place (probably because the misses was nagging at me to fix a noisy toilet). Will post back on Monday to let you know. Oh yes! I did fix the toilet too <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>
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    Re: PST Back up (MSO '03 & '07)

    From what I can see you can backup on demand anytime - whether or not you have it scheduled..

    Clicking on Save Backup takes me to another window allowing me to set an immediate backup...

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    Re: PST Back up (MSO '03 & '07)

    I get the sames screens. I ran the backup just a few minutes ago, and on the laptop (MSO '03) with the schedule checked, it didn't back up it did however when I unchecked. On the PC (MSO '07) I unchecked the schedule and it ran a back up.
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    Re: PST Back up (MSO '03 & '07)

    What do you mean by "copying the calendar .pst file or any of the other .pst files " as most people only have one "pst" file named "Outlook.pst"?

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    Re: PST Back up (MSO '03 & '07)

    Dave,
    A time ago it became necessary for me to share my contacts with other co-workers and they shared theirs with me. I just got into the habit of exporting my contacts only so others could import them.
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    Re: PST Back up (MSO '03 & '07)

    If you use Exchange Server, you could you a public folder to hold 'shared' contacts. That way no one would have to export and import. If you don't have Exchange Server, see Shared Address Books for Microsoft Outlook for information about other solutions.

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    Re: PST Back up (MSO '03 & '07)

    Joe,
    That was a lonnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggg time ago. So long ago that I was running Windows '95 and was the first one to get Windows 98 in our office. I have been a road warrior for many years and no matter who I have been employed by I have always insisted on using my own laptop. One of the other reasons I learned to do it that way was because someone in our office decided that we should all be using ACT. The data base was on a server. Every change I made in either ACT or Outlook was crossed over to the other. For me (I was on the road a fair amount of time) that created nothing but problems that I won't go into here. Suffice to say that that is one of the primary reason that I now have 2 Outlook .pst files one for my laptop only, and the other is Laptop + PC.
    I now own my own business and while I have been thinking about a SOHO server environment, I am not at that point yet.
    My how things have changed since then.
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    Re: PST Back up (MSO '03 & '07)

    For years I've been using a program called Outback Plus. It not only backs up the emails (6000+ of them), but also backs up all subfolders, settings, Windows common settings, Firefox & IE settings & bookmarks, etc. It can also backup up My Documents, with or without music & photos. It's very versatile, and has saved me quite a few times. I also use its restore feature to transfer my emails & all of the settings to a laptop or new computer. Once you've set it up the way you like, it will do a one-button backup, and I back up to the server every day.

    It's very reasonable at $39.95 and offers a 15 day free trial. Here's a link: http://www.ajsystems.com/obp.html. Can't recommend it highly enough, and I don't have any financial interest in the company. You can't go wrong with a free trial.

    Hope this helps, and good luck.

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    Re: PST Back up (MSO '03 & '07)

    Thanks Joel, Will check it out
    Thanks John
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