Creating a Backup version of ArcGIS Pro 2.8.3

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11-29-2021 01:20 PM
BethHuntone-Duncan
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Hello, I'm new to the ESRI community.  I am a Drafter for a Fiber Network company.  We use ArcGIS Pro 2.8.3 version.  We have had problems with our projects blowing up when we restart a project from the Backup version.  This is the Question we get when we first open the software -  "The backup is newer than the saved project.  Would you like to recover your work from the backup?"

Doing a quick search of the online help forum it says a backup folder is created in the project folder.  So I looked and yes there is a backup folder created but nothing is showing in it.  

So my question is why is there no backup being created?  I did check in Options and Yes under General - Project Recovery "Create a backup when the project have unsaved changes" is checked.  Time interval is 5 minutes.

And if we cannot get a backup version generated, will unchecking this option "Create a backup when..." stop that initial question from popping up when you first open the program?  I have informed the other drafters to answer No to this question so project will open from Saved project instead.

Thank you for your help, Beth

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DanPatterson
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I have had the same experience.  I now do a

Project Save

Project Exit

and I haven't seen the warning since.  It might work for you

Reference page, which doesn't really state anything about this, unless you take more than 5 minutes from your last save until you exit

Set general options—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation


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BethHuntone-Duncan
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Yes, we are relying on manual Save in each project.  But if the program closes incorrectly or we get knocked out of computer, this question will come up.

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DanPatterson
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No, I have backup set to on, but, the last 2 things I do are Project Save, Project Exit.  I don't Save, then doodle around then exit, 


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