I believe that simply having a different (configurable) directory for
backups would ease the confusion of a lot of new users (and lessen the time
spend answering those question.)
While probably not the best long term solution (especially when we get to a
database backend,) I bet it's a fairly easy update that would help.
On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 10:45 AM, David Carlson <david.carlson....@gmail.com
> I agree that the backup scheme should be as idiot proof as possible.
> However, one reason (of several) that I personally am not using a cloud
> service yet is that I do not see how the cloud would handle all all those
> log files coming and going and data files being renamed every few minutes.
> Also, ordinary users get lost if they browse the folder looking for a data
> Perhaps a simple (?) scheme of putting backup s in a sub folder named
> filename_backup or similar might help with these issues, even if it adds
> overhead to move files around.
> I think the developer s are considering relocating backups in the 3.0
> release do this is a good time to discuss this.
> Sorry my tablet just decided that I nrrdrf a smaller keyboard.
> On Feb 12, 2018 9:49 AM, "Mike or Penny Novack" <
> stepbystepf...@dialup4less.com> wrote:
> > On 2/12/2018 10:08 AM, David Carlson wrote:
> > Johnathan,
> > GnuCash may or may not play well with various cloud storage services
> > because of it's insistence (in current releases) on keeping it's
> > backups in the same folder as the data file.
> > Just so understood why it makes sense (to me) to "insist" the automatic
> > backups go into the same directory as the file. It guarantees gnucash
> > able to make up a UNIQUE name for the backups. If you were allowed to
> > specify a directory B in which to put the automatic backups for
> > books.gnucash in directory A, what prevents directory B from also
> > containing a file named books.gnucash ?
> > Yes of course, care by the user could prevent a disaster like that, but
> > somebody who used to get paid to unscramble messes caused by that sort of
> > carelessness, absolute prevention is better.
> > Michael D Novack
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