How to set up automatic back-ups and Save Settings
In order to check the Save policy of a company, it is a good idea to check the following:
To start, it is needed to check Save settings in MicroStation.
Workspace>Preferences>Automatically Save Settings on Exit
select the following to see if AutoSave is set up:
You should also contact your IT department for further information on the company’s policy for file backup.
In order to back up files, it is needed to have set back-up files to be saved
This can be done by selecting:
If needed, it can be set to point to the required location for backed up files.
You can control the location of the backup files by changing the variable MS_BACKUP to a folder of your choice. If you want it to be the folder of the active file set it to the following:
MS_BACKUP = $(_DGNDIR)
However you should also check your Project directory to see if the backup files have been saved there.
Backing Up Files
Using AutoSave Features In MicroStation
A discussion on backing up files can be found here: