Razor's Backup files
Razor backup files are created upon checkin and introduction and are completely optional.
For PC Users
In Windows, Razor creates backup files that end with .rz_backup. These backup files are put into the directory/folder from which the original file was introduced or checked-in from. For example, if you introduced a file called piechart2.xls from a directory called Project, Razor would create a file called piechart2.xls.rz_backup in the Project directory on your PC.
For UNIX Users
In UNIX, the ...<file> is actually a backup file that Razor creates by default. These backup files are put into the directory/folder from which the original file was introduced or checked-in from.
The purpose of the backup files is to serve as extra safety measures in case there is a problem upon introduction, check-in, or check-out of the files. You may delete the backup at anytime without risking harm to your database. If you would like to stop the creation of them altogether, you will need to utilize
your Xdefaults file (UNIX) and the Wdefaults file (PC).
To stop the creation of back-up files, you will need to set the following option to "False" in your Xdefaults or Wdefaults files:
!! Versions creation of backup (...*) files.
!! By default, versions will create backup files during file checkin
!! and file introduction. This is intended as a safety measure to protect
!! users in case of strange network happenings. These backup files can
!! be removed by running rz_cleanup periodically. Creation of these
!! backup files may be eliminated by setting the following resource to
NOTE: This Xdefault setting does not effect command line check-ins or introductions - they always make a backup.
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