3. You made an excellent point in suggesting that users keep "old" backup copies indefinitely, even if they need to delete interim daily backups to save space.
1.Char Map. I couldn't understand what Characters you were trying to show us on the Message Board, so I thought that perhaps it didn't come through the way you intended. I'll go back and restudy it. I know that some longtime users still use the three digit ASCII codes even though the Char Map shows them in "Windows" four digit ANSI to coincide with the 1250 code page.
2.Since you are having a cutoff problem (and it is not caused by selecting 4 generations) perhaps you should consider all strange characters in your text to be suspect, and not just the Reserved Characters described in UFT Help. Good Luck. -john-