Is there is a way to disable the creation of a BAK file for every DGN that is upgraded?
I've suppressed the civil upgrade prompt with the config variable:
CIVIL_UPGRADE_PROMPT_OFF = 1
As we upgrade our users to the latest ORD version (10.12.02.4) all DGN files will need to be upgraded.
This creates a large number of BAK files on the server which then need to be collected and deleted.
I have never really thought about these bak files not being created; I have just been annoyed by and have deleted them. A variable to stop their creation is actually much needed, and your post is a much needed move in that direction.
Does it use a variable to select the folder?
If it does, you could redirect that variable to a local temp location that a Windows Clean Up tool would clear periodically. Although a Cloud location might be a better option, as it would allow anyone with access to that cloud location to access them if it became necessary.
Charles (Chuck) Rheault CADD Manager
MDOT State Highway Administration
does this only suppress the notification or the actual creation of the .bak file. thanks
Hey Francisco! We need to catch up sometime! This post may help... communities.bentley.com/.../upgrade-prompt
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The BAK file is created regardless of the configuration variable setting and is placed in the same folder as the original file.