Bluebeam Backup

  • Bluebeam Backup

    Posted by Vince on October 19, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    When you backup Bluebeam does it literally save everything i.e. profiles, custom tools & columns, etc.? Or does it just save some of the features?

    Troy DeGroot replied 2 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Troy DeGroot

    October 21, 2021 at 11:43 am
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    It’s been a while since I did a backup. 😬

    I don’t remember what’s all backed up with that function. I like to be sure to save all the parts and pieces in a specific folder. Lines, hatches, toolsets, profiles, etc..

  • David Cutler

    October 26, 2021 at 7:28 am
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    Is “backup” a feature of the software, or is this a process that your IT Team does Vince? (I don’t see “backup” as a command in Revu and the in software help doesn’t show any topics.)

    If your IT Team is backing up your computer to an off-site location I would expect “what” is backed up is controlled by their settings, not by anything in the software. If they are backing up your entire hard drive then I would think that anything that you have saved, including profiles, custom tools and such would be restorable.

    Disclaimer – I am not an IT professional in any capacity – and, like Troy, I can’t remember the last time we backed up our home computer. My understanding is that our IT team backs up our company computers on a regular basis so that they can restore them if something happens. Additionally we save everything to a network drive that is also backed up on a regular basis. Thank you for bringing this up as now I will have to ask to confirm my understanding is correct…

    • Vince

      October 26, 2021 at 8:56 am
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      Hi David

      Unfortunately I am the IT team 😱!

      Revu > Preferences > Admin > Backup is where I went – it creates a Zip file which appears to save the .bpx and .btx files but I just wondered if this would miss anything like formulas in custom columns, etc.?

      • Troy DeGroot

        October 26, 2021 at 10:52 am
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        I would definitely export your custom column file!

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