On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Kfayejessee <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:
>>On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Kfayejessee <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:
>>> So I have been working on this painting for over a week…
>>Rule #1: Perform regular backups
>>Rule #2: See Rule #1
>>Sorry for the semi-snarky response, but it is a good set of rules and
>>will save you time and heartache when things really go wrong ;)
>>When I'm working on File-01.xcf, after an hour or two of work I do
>>"Save As" and name that "File-02.xcf", and so on.  And there are
>>plug-ins in the registry that automatically make incremental backups.
>>My first guess as to the the cause of the corruption is hardware.  A
>>full or failing disk, corrupt RAM, etc.  Or I've had issues with
>>saving to flaky shared storage.  The prognosis is not good if it's any
>>of these.
>>What version of GIMP are you using (see "Help->About")?  What
>>operating system?  Are you saving to an internal hard drive, or
>>external storage? Can you post a link to the XCF online somewhere?
> I did make a back up...but it still cuts out about five hours of my work...i 
> guess if there isn't any way to fix it then i will just work over night to 
> finish...lame!
You know, if you have that much time invested into the work, it would
make sense to back it up a bit more often. Perhaps however, having
been affected by this, you could file a bug report/feature request for
a safer saving mechanism?
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