How can I backup News Roverís control files?
Backing up News Rover's control files is a little tricky
because they are stored in a number of directories. The
amount of data you need to back up depends on whether you
just want to store the basic configuration data or also
downloaded messages and files.
Begin by backing up the directory where News Rover is
installed which is normally c:\Program Files\NewsRover\ If
you're not sure where News Rover is installed, right click
on its icon on your desktop screen, select Properties and
note the directory shown for the "Target".
Next, backup the first level of directories under the News
Rover installation folder. Some of them can be omitted if
you wish. Here is a list:
Hdrinfo -- REQUIRED. It has information about the scan
position in each group.
Temp -- NOT REQUIRED and usually empty. You do not need to
back it up.
Parts -- OPTIONAL. This directory stores parts that have
been downloaded by Autoscan but not yet combined to make a
complete message. If you don't back up this directory, the
only effect will be that pending, incomplete parts will
never get combined.
Projects -- REQUIRED. Within the Projects directory you will
find a numbered subdirectory for each subscribed newsgroup,
Autoscan interest group, Newsgroup Search, e-mail and Filing
You MUST backup the top-level directory of each of the
numbered project directories. This has the control files
that describe the project (Project.tio) and the database
with the stored messages(New.rov).
Some projects will have subdirectories under the numbered
directories. It is optional to back these up. Here is a
Files -- OPTIONAL. This directory has the downloaded and
decoded files associated with messages in the directory.
Gallery -- OPTIONAL. This directory has .BMP thumbnail
images for JPG pictures that are displayed in the picture
gallery for the group.
Msg -- RECOMMENDED backup. This directory stores the bodies
of messages that are too large to be stored in the message
database. If you don't back up this directory, large
messages (over 32k) will not be saved. Note: large messages
with attached files that could be decoded are not considered
"large" because only the remaining body after removing the
file counts in the size.