Last night I was modifying a custom FileMaker database that I had invested countless hours on. I began trying to link an external database with my original one to provide a mail merge type of event in my layout. Somehow I managed to corrupt my database and although the records showed that there were 368 records, nothing would show up in any view no matter what I did. The head geek in the family had never had a database behave this way, but then again, he’s the head geek!
I felt a bit of panic begin to start. Just a bit. OK, a lot.
And then he reminded me that I have my Carbonite backup and my disaster recovery plan is in place. I opened my Carbonite preferences, clicked on restore, found the database from the previous save and clicked on it. I wisely restored it to my desktop rather than over the old file, because I had created a rather elaborate form in the corrupted database that I didn’t want to lose.
In under 3 minutes I had the entire file restored and was able to copy and paste the elements from the corrupted database form into the recovered version. Disaster averted!!
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