Rebuild Data on Backup

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Everytime I backup my data, it REBUILDS the database first. It's only started doing this and there is no checkbox for REBUILD in the save settings. Why is this happening? Is it important? Is it a sign of a problem? Can I (and should I) stop this and how?
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Jay Garland

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Posted 1 year ago

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John Graetz

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Hi Jay.  Sorry that I do not have a solution.  I have never seen this happen.  My settings are for Local Backup (B Drive) and a complete verification and it works.  Out of interest, which browser are you using?
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Google Chrome
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Rav, Community Manager

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Adding to John's comment above, have a look at the qbwin.log file, it will show if there are any errors in your file which need attention.

Info - How to view the QBWin.log file in Reckon Accounts Hosted

Alternatively, give our technical support team a buzz and they'll be able to check this for you
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I suggest you do a full rebuild using File\Utilities 

Then make sure full the Complete Verification is turned off when doing backups

Call me if you need help

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Hi Jay,

It is possible that your backup settings have changed.

When backing up, you can click on the Options button where there is an option that states:

* Complete verification
* Quicker verification
* No verification

The Data Recovery Team would prefer a complete verification at every backup.

Some users who perform a very regular backup regimen could probably get away with only performing a complete verification at every alternate backup.

You can change this to your preferred level of risk tolerance.

A 'backup copy' of a data file that contains errors is not as useful as a backup that is error-free.


Data Recovery Team.