Hello, 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. Michael On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 10:45 AM, David Carlson <david.carlson....@gmail.com > wrote: > Michael, > > 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 > file. > > 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. > > David > > 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 > automatic > > 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 > being > > 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 > as > > somebody who used to get paid to unscramble messes caused by that sort of > > carelessness, absolute prevention is better. > > > > Michael D Novack > > > _______________________________________________ > gnucash-user mailing list > email@example.com > To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: > https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user > If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see > https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. > ----- > Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. > You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All. > _______________________________________________ gnucash-user mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. ----- Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.