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Moving Log Data to a New PC


Timothy Eklin
 

I recently upgraded my PC including a new hard drive. So, I made a full ADIF log file export and saved a .mdb backup file as well which captured the status of the logs just prior to pulling the plug on the old machine.

So, here's my question: Are there any differences between using these files (ADIF v. mdb) to restore my logs? I did a quick test of both approaches and didn't see any differences that were obvious to me. However, I want to be sure that I'm making the best decision regarding the file restoration.

73 Tim W8JJ


Scott Davis
 

Hi Tim,

Thanks for your e-mail.  The ADIF file includes all the fields in your .mdb file.

Enjoy!

73, Scott
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-----Original Message-----
From: Timothy Eklin <w8jj@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jan 31, 2021 4:41 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Moving Log Data to a New PC

I recently upgraded my PC including a new hard drive. So, I made a full ADIF log file export and saved a .mdb backup file as well which captured the status of the logs just prior to pulling the plug on the old machine.

So, here's my question: Are there any differences between using these files (ADIF v. mdb) to restore my logs? I did a quick test of both approaches and didn't see any differences that were obvious to me. However, I want to be sure that I'm making the best decision regarding the file restoration.

73 Tim W8JJ