archive_db File of Drive Backup 10

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by Waschbaer, Jan 8, 2010.

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  1. Waschbaer

    Waschbaer Registered Member

    Jan 8, 2010

    recently I had a problem, after deleting a disk partition the archive database of Drive Backup was empty! ??

    Later I found a file named archive_db inside a backup , searching the disks for a file of that name I found another file with that name on a different partition. I exchanged that file with that one from my backup and voila, the lost contents of the archive database was there again.

    My question is:

    If I decide to delete a folder of any partition, how could I be sure, whether inside the folder/subfolder there is that archive_db file or not?

    Is the path for that file configurable?

    For now this file is stored in a folder containg pictures (??).
    Is it OK to move that file to a more reasonable path?

    Thx for any hints,

  2. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

    Aug 10, 2009
    Hello Waschbaer,

    archive_db and arcdir are what keep track of where your archives are. If you removed the file/folder, the archive tab will be emptied. Of course you can always re-add the archive. I know in the recent softwares DB10 and BR10, we moved the archive_db folders and unfortunately, we can't config the path.

    Furthermore, open the file inside of the archive_db, arcdir with notepad and you'll see what I mean.
  3. carlo626

    carlo626 Registered Member

    Jan 15, 2010
    hello I tryed to add two backup that where moved from D:\ to F:\ but the free version of B&R 10 fails to import them (it just closes the file search windows and doesn't add anything) - looking inside the arcdir the path still pointing to D:\ - changing that to F:\ - I can see again my backups
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