year end copy for long time users

I have used Quicken for years and have many years of data.  I like having some of the old data available for record keeping and tax purposes. But the database is getting large. I was wondering if you long time users actually use year end copy and your opinions of it. Frankly, I am afraid to use it!.  I have read the comments from people who regretted using it.


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I am past the 20-year mark with Quicken and I do not use the year-end copy or any other form of archiving.  (And note that archiving is different than backing up, which I do encourage.)  I have always placed great value on being able to readily access all my transactions. 
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