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Old 07-15-2005, 06:16 PM
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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.
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
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:36 PM
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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.

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Old 07-18-2005, 10:48 PM
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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.
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:17 AM
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Originally posted by Don Clark@Jul 15 2005, 05:16 PM
And, I can store up to 1,000 reports on Vault.
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


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Old 07-19-2005, 07:41 AM
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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.
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:21 AM
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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.
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:40 AM
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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.
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:33 PM
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What happens if you don't renew your account year after year, do you lose access to those files ?
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:29 PM
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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
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:24 PM
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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 ?

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