Quickbooks 2016 Pro - Condense Data

Last night I tried a condense on a customers QB Pro 2016 file because every year, they hit the limit on customers so we have to condense the file.  They don't want to spend the money to go to Enterprise which would alleviate this issue.  I thought we did all of the necessary backups, etc but it took over 6 hours and it seemed to lock up at 99% on Step 2 of 4 - I saw another inquiry on this from a while back but didn't have a lot of explanation to it.
Daren Anderson, MSISPresidentAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I do not think you can do this for free (I have been using QB for years).

Try Supercondense:   http://quickbooksusers.com/quickbooks-supercondense/
Daren Anderson, MSISPresidentAuthor Commented:
I have done it at least a couple of times before - the utility is in QuickBooks.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have QB Pro 2017 here and the option is to Rebuild the file (which does some condensing).  But QB Pro does not (in the versions I use) remove a selection of records (say whole fiscal years)  . You may have a different Country version from me.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If Rebuild is separate in your version, copy the file to a local machine and rebuild it. Never rebuild (or condense) over a network connection. Always do this locally.

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Daren Anderson, MSISPresidentAuthor Commented:
Yes I was thinking that as well - I usually have never done that but thinking I will try that next.
Daren Anderson, MSISPresidentAuthor Commented:
I did it locally last week and worked fine.  Thanks
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update and I was happy to help you resolve this.
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