Real-time synchronization software has long been an excellent solution for managing files, especially in contexts where collaboration between multiple people on the same documents is required.
Over time, we have noticed that several NextGen users use a folder monitored by one of these programs for storing their files.
We strongly advise against this practice as it could affect the normal functioning of the program, even leading to the corruption of your project files.
Starting from NextGen version 2022.0, the program itself will indicate to the user the suggestion to choose a different archiving strategy.
The correct behavior of NextGen with folders synchronized in real time is not guaranteed, but this does not mean that, in certain cases and with certain precautions (for example, pausing the synchronization while using the program), satisfactory results cannot be achieved anyway
Some of the reasons include:
The subject is partially beyond the scope of this documentation and is always a matter for the IT department of companies. What we would like to point out is that:
In general, we recommend that you follow the 3-2-1 backup strategy which includes: