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Just Purchased Vault

Discussion in 'a la mode (TOTAL)' started by Don Clark, Jul 15, 2005.

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  1. Don Clark

    Don Clark Elite Member

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    Jan 17, 2002
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    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Virginia
    B) Just purchased a new PC, was dreading having to reinstall all the associated software. Then I read about Valut. I loaded Win Total on the new PC, purchaed Valult for $129.00 and loaded on both the old and the newv PC. Then I sent my current preferrences to Vault from my presnt PC, then retrieved my preferrences from Vault to my new PC. Now I do not have to relaod signatures, etc. Cool. :cool:
    And, I can store up to 1,000 reports on Vault.

    I am storing all my files for 2005 on Vault and will retrieve them to my new PC as I need them. Thank you Alamode :beer:
     
  2. Rick Neighbors

    Rick Neighbors Senior Member

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    Jan 19, 2002
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    Texas
    Good idea! I am thinking of adding a lap top, mounted in my truck, to take my office with me. That would be a great way to transfer files. I will have to check that one out. But, as I have an in house wireless system, and recently changed to a new wireless internet service, I think I can do the syncronize thing. Don't know for sure.

    I had dropped Vault as I had a dial up internet service, and it was faster to just burn a CD backup every week and carry it down to my bank safe deposit box. Now the box is full of cd's.

    Rick :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  3. Will43

    Will43 Senior Member

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    Aug 13, 2003
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    State:
    Ohio
    I bought the Vault about 5 months ago.

    After computer problems, I decided this would be a nice way to back everything up and keep my preferences. :cool:
     
  4. Roy Spidle

    Roy Spidle Junior Member

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    Oct 1, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Licensed Appraiser
    State:
    Colorado
    I did not renew my vault this year (just because I don't have the money) but let me clarify this a little for ya.

    You don't actually get 1,000 reports saved on the vault server. What you get is 1,000 transfers/updates. I found this out when I went in and looked at a few old appraisals I had done to get some invoices printed to re-bill (30 days late). The vault saved these as if there was a change made.....and guess what, that comes out of your 1,000 files deal.

    Not saying it's a bad thing, just don't think that 1,000 reports will be saved for ya. If I had the money I would do it again. Well worth it if something goes wrong /nod


    -me
     
  5. Tim Hicks (Texas)

    Tim Hicks (Texas) Elite Member
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    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
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    Well, I keep a 1,000 files on there. Every time I get a call saying I am getting low and how about buying more space, I burn a CD and delete older files. Thanks for the monthly sales call and CD burning reminder Alamode.
     
  6. Peter LeQuire

    Peter LeQuire Elite Member

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    Jan 3, 2005
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    I've also put my older appraisals on CDs, in order to save Vault space. Part of the process was moving the older files to folders that don't go to the Vault: I don't delete appraisal. I find that, the older the appraisal, the less likely I am to need to go back to it, and having it on a CD is no big deal.
     
  7. Don Clark

    Don Clark Elite Member

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    Jan 17, 2002
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    State:
    Virginia
    B) Just to update on how it works. Retrieved some files this AM, after retrieving my preferences the other day, and everything is there, works like a charm. Hey, for $129.00 is is a bargain and saved me from having to set up signatures, etc.
     
  8. Jungle Boy

    Jungle Boy Senior Member

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    Oct 30, 2002
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    State:
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    What happens if you don't renew your account year after year, do you lose access to those files ?
     
  9. Peter LeQuire

    Peter LeQuire Elite Member

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    Jan 3, 2005
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    Tennessee
    Raimo -

    You should have them in your computer and wherever else you store them: the Vault is there, primarily, in case you lose your computer
     
  10. Jungle Boy

    Jungle Boy Senior Member

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    Oct 30, 2002
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    Florida
    Thanks Peter

    My question is, if you don't pay your dues each year, do you have access to the files if you lose your computer ?

    Raimo
     
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