Why do sometimes have to recover a data file?

When using Match-IT across a network it is essential that the network is reliable because any dropout mid file transaction can cause a corruption the a data file.  Here are some tips to minimise problems:-

  1. On the server and workstations, exclude the Match-IT data folder (or .tps files) from real-time virus checking (etc) scanning.
  2. On workstations, do not use a mapped drive to point at Match-IT in your short cuts; use a UNC path.
  3. Do not rely on FiFi.
  4. Do not pull the network cable out of laptops before closing Match-IT and waiting for it to exit completely.
  5. Close Match-IT and wait for it to exit completely before shutting down your workstation.
  6. Never under any circumstances click the “shutdown anyway” when shutting down your workstation and WIndows says you have left Match-IT running.  Close Match-IT properly first.
  7. A Terminal Services solution (user logs into a server and run Match-IT from there) will provide better stability if any of the above are unresolveable.