Making the BCD Static
If you find making a snapshot onerous, try out our new and improved process. Once you do it the first time, every subsequent snapshot is literally, "a snap."
When you're ready to do the final data conversion, make a snapshot and run through all the procedures one more time on the snapshot.
Make a snapshot of your BCD.
- If you have BIOTICS 3.1 installed, do a complete reconciliation between BIOTICS and BCD, then FREEZE ACTIVITY ON BOTH SYSTEMS. This step is necessary only if you are preparing for an HDMS Data Conversion.
- Get the latest 'Snapshot Setup Instructions.doc' file. It's in the c:\temp\bcd2hdms\doc subdirectory (or you can access it by opening c:\temp\hdms2bcd\index.htm)
One key improvement: Creation and backup of non-networked software files that enable a snapshot to be made in a matter of minutes. This requires the user to edit the internal volume pointers to relative paths--please follow the directions TO THE LETTER.
- Open the 'Snapshot Setup Instructions.doc' file in MS Word and follow the directions in that document.
If you do not use MS Word and have difficulty accessing this file, you may use the instructions to make a snapshot for the Y2K remediation work. See ftp://ftp.natureserve.org/pub/tnc/bcd/y2k/bcd_scan/ (grab 'y2k_pdfs.zip' and open scninstl.pdf and follow the directions to make a static snapshot).
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