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Do you back up your Norgate data?

Discussion in 'Software and Data' started by Newt, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Newt

    Newt

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    Is there any reason to backup Norgate data every month when prompted?

    I subscribe to Norgate's excellent Premium Data for the ASX to feed Amibroker. A few times a year I encounter a corruption for stocks starting with the same letter of the alphabet. Recovery is simple and relatively quick - download their history install tool then run the update application. Amibroker keeps all its notations etc in its directory.

    It seems to me a reinstall would be easy than restoring a backup, so is there any reason to do one?
     
  2. MovingAverage

    MovingAverage Smoke me a kipper

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    I'm running the same setup as you and I often wonder whether I should be clicking on the backup prompt when it appears in the Norgate download utility--I never click on the backup prompt.

    Rightly or wrongly, I elect not to click on the backup prompt because I figure I am doing an overall system backup up of my hard drive everyday and so if I have any problem recovering my Norgate data I can just recover it from my system backup, which is a relatively easy task. Not sure this is the right approach, but would love to hear what others do.
     
  3. Newt

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    Thanks MA. The more I think about it, it doesn't make sense to backup the Trading Data directory alone. The really valuable info for me is buried in the Amibroker directory - all my indicators, chart notations, etc.

    The history directory I could download and reinstall from scratch in 5mins. I guess even a few years ago before broadband reliable fast downloads weren't guaranteed though.
     
  4. MovingAverage

    MovingAverage Smoke me a kipper

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    Absolutely agree...I'm much more concerned about my Amibroker system code.
     
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