To help me solve this problem, I would really like to go back to our March 1st backup and see exactly what the reports say so I can wrap my mind around this.
What would be the best way to do this? I have the .bak file... but on March 1st 2009 we didn't have MLS 3.1, we just had MLS 3 (not sure of the exact version).
I'm EXTREMELY nervous about messing up the MLS install on the church computer and I was wondering if I should do something else... e.g. install MLS 3.1 in a separate directory on the same computer and use the secondary install as a test bed for my March 1 backup...
Is that even possible?
Or should I just do the following
- Log in to MLS
- Create a backup
- Restore the March 1st backup
- Print my reports
- Restore to the backup created in step 2