Aug 25, 2015 - 03:09 PM
In Content Manager, you right-click on your Route, and chose Export to CDP in T:ANE. This will bring up a place to type in the name and place to save the file to. In previous versions, such as TS12 for example the process is the same, but the right-click brings up Save to CDP.
The caveat is this is only the route its self and nothing else so you may want to do this for any sessions as well.
Even though a full backup can take some time, it's highly recommended that you do that periodically. Plan on a time when you will not be doing anything with your computer, such as when you are sleeping or will be out for the day. 8 GB takes some time though it's not as long as it would be for 680GB such as I backup weekly. :-)
Having a full backup of your data means that should you lose your hard drive, you will not lose anything at all, or barely lose anything. Having this in addition to you separate routes means there will be no need to hunt down everything again should there be a catastrophe.
Aug 25, 2015 - 11:41 PM
You can also make a backup of your Local Data Folder.
Open the Launcher > Install tab and copy that Path into Windows Explorer (or Finder for Mac)
To be safe, ensure that the TANE folder and all subfolders are backed up regularly. (using the default path it will look something like; C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\N3V Games\TANE
To restore, you can rename the existing folder to TANE-OLD (or delete it if you are really sure you want to), and replace it with the old backed up version.
This process ensures your pathname remains the same and Trainz simply loads the older copy of the data.
Aug 26, 2015 - 09:07 AM
In case he wants to go that way, I highly recommend a free utility called Fast Copy, which is available here:
With its diff copy capabilities it will only copy new content or stuff that has been changed, and will overwrite the destination folders as needed. This means the backup location is always a current copy of what is installed locally.