Restore single item from backup

Suppose you lost all your contacts in a sync. You deleted a note but now find you need that note. If you have backups, how do you get that info into your current Identity and keep all your current data?

Entourage stores everything in the database file so it’s not a simple one step process to recover an individual item. If you need to restore a single item from a backup, follow these steps:

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Backup Entourage

When losing your data is not an option, learn how to backup your Entourage data. . . .

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Options for end of year archiving

Archive your old data in Entourage and create a new Identity for 2009. . . .

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Alternative method to use Entourage and Time Machine

Previously, I explained how to “Time Machine” your Identity. Guy, one of the commenters, pointed out a way to easily add your Identity to your Time Machine backup without the hourly/daily additions.

The previous tutorial could be used by Tiger and Leopard users, but this is Leopard only.

Exclude the Microsoft User Data folder in the Time Machine options, which will stop it backing up every hour. Create an “Entourage Backup” folder – which is . . .

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Entourage and Time Machine

Time Machine is a breakthrough automatic backup feature that’s built right into Mac OS X Leopard, but for Entourage users it’s recommended that you exclude your Identity from Time Machine.

Time Machine creates hourly backups and will create a copy of your database every time anything new is added to Entourage. This can quickly fill up your Time Machine drive.

One option is to add your Identity to your original Time Machine backup then exclude . . .

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