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#1 kimberly001

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:25 PM

Hi,

I'm doing a basic e-commerce site and I have my files backed up on a thumb drive, doing coding myself, using notepad++.

I need to do some changes before uploading to server,but when I do, it saves the update as a copy, and I'm worried that a copy may break the links. Am I correct in being worried? I have made mistakes that have costs me hours and hours in tracking down, so I was hoping someone might give me some suggestions. Thank you!



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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:37 PM

If you are making changes to a file and then saving/uploading the file with the changes with a different name, you will only see the old version while browsing the site on the server.

 

 

One option that could help you keep track of changes is using some type of version control like SVN or GIT.

 

SVN and GIT will allow you to keep different versions of the same file.



#3 RolandJS

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:02 PM

...my files backed up on a thumb drive...

I recommend using two twin thumb drives, I assume you mean flash drives, correct?

Every now and then, one of my two twin flash drives, never both at the same time, goes "logically-belly-up", forcing a format to be able to use it again.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 02:45 PM

Thank you traxsdata and RolandJS for your replies, I found them very helpful. Kimberly






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