A "How To" Question about creating different Databases

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A "How To" Question about creating different Databases

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I thought I saw this somewhere but now I can not find it. Does someone have a tutorial on how to create databases and once the databases have been created, how to backup the variety of databases so that if there is a system crash, you would be able to pull all the data bases back in and be able to see all folders and lists as they were created in BaseCamp.

I don't understand exactly how or where BaseCamp saves these files.
I do know that they are in the following directory (on my computer): C:\Users\Iris\AppData\Roaming\Garmin\BaseCamp\Database

But if I have multiple Databases, what files are the ones I need if my system crashes?

Not sure if I asked this question properly or clearly.
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I may have misunderstood your question, but Basecamp creates a database automatically, located as you say.

I back up all of the files - less than 300KB in total. You can back them up anywhere. You can choose which database to use in Basecamp by going to Edit/Options/General. I actually locate my database in Dropbox, which means it can be shared by Basecamp on my PC and laptop.
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That’s fine for the default database which most people use only that.
I have created other databases that I can toggle between. For example: I have a FJR Rides, Dirt Rides, Hiking, Mountain Biking, etc., etc.
This way I toggle between my activities and I don’t have too many things sandwiched on top of each other. For example, I don’t want to take my FJR on Dirt Rides.
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you can probably find your answers here: http://www.gpsrchive.com/BaseCamp/index.htm
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If you name your databases appropriately it should be easy for you to back them up?
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mzeist wrote: 15 Mar 2021 21:40 you can probably find your answers here: http://www.gpsrchive.com/BaseCamp/index.htm
Good suggestion! The answer is at the bottom of the Data Management section.
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colirv wrote: 16 Mar 2021 09:46
mzeist wrote: 15 Mar 2021 21:40 you can probably find your answers here: http://www.gpsrchive.com/BaseCamp/index.htm
Good suggestion! The answer is at the bottom of the Data Management section.
Yes, indeed. I intended to link to that section..
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Re: A "How To" Question about creating different Databases

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THAT’S IT!!!!

Thanks!!!!

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