As suggested by "fred".
The \QuoteTracker\Cache\sdata.dmp file contains all of the raw data within QuoteTracker and it will vary in size based on how many days you're gathering data for, the consolidate setting, the number of stocks you're tracking, your provider, the length of time per day you're getting quotes, the volume of each stock, just to name the obvious ones. If you're looking to save the raw data for just a few stocks then there's two things you can do.
1. If you just want to be able to have a record of the raw data, it can be cut and pasted from a stock's raw data time & sales window. You cannot reload data saved this way back into QuoteTracker, it's for record keeping only. To do this, highlight the desired lines of raw data and click the copy button up top. Go into Notepad, Wordpad, MSWord, or whatever you use for word prcessing and paste the data into a document, then save it to a filename and location of your choosing.
2. If you want the actual raw data file and you want it for just a few stocks, then do the following.
-Close QuoteTracker and make a backup copy of the sdata.dmp file located in the QuoteTracker/Cache folder.
-Start QuoteTracker and clear "All Data" for every stock that you don't want the data saved for.
-Close QuoteTracker and move the sdata.dmp file to your archive/backup folder.
-Copy your original backed up sdata.dmp file back to the QuoteTracker/Cache folder and QuoteTracker will be restored back to where it was.
Using this method will reduce the size of sdata.dmp (along with zipping it) and just maybe you can fit it on a floppy disk. Also, you can rename sdata.dmp to anything you want for archiving purposes, but it must be renamed back to sdata.dmp to load it into QuoteTracker. Another good idea is to install a second instance of QuoteTracker to use for loading the archived sdata.dmp file so that you don't run the risk of overwriting your main sdata.dmp file.
For the procedure to install a second instance of QuoteTracker Click Here.