> On Apr 4, 2018, at 5:53 AM, Rich Shepard <rshep...@appl-ecosys.com> wrote: > > On Tue, 3 Apr 2018, John Ralls wrote: > >> Does business.gnucash use the SQLite3 backend? If so, that would explain >> the absence of backups, and I suggest you set up some OS-level backup >> mechanism for it. > > John, > > I use the default backend; 'file' shows it as a compressed Unix file; > perhaps gzipped xml? > > Every midnight cron runs dirvish for incremental backups. > > What's interesting is since I loaded the business.gnucash file yesterday > and everything displayed as it should, the list of files in the business > subdirectory includes business.gnucash (which opens the current state of > that account) as well as several .gnucash and .log files from yesterday's > activities. For example, business.gnucash.20180403104944.gnucash and > business.gnucash.20180403104944.log. So, the business account works as > expected. > > On the other hand, the personal account can be loaded by specifying only a > 'personal.gnucash.*.gnucash' file. When I open personal.gnucash I get an > empty display with no CoA or anything else. Specifically, the recently > opened file list shows 'personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash'. > > I suspect that I can rename one of the datetime stamped files to > personal.gnucash, and clean up that subdirectory. I would appreciate your > thoughts on this. > > Having just opened gnucash, and shut it down, these are the files in the > personal/ subdirectory: > > gnucash-coa.gnucash > personal.gnucash > personal.gnucash.20180402112722.log > personal.gnucash.20180402112803.log > personal.gnucash.20180402112813.gnucash > personal.gnucash.20180402112813.log > personal.gnucash.20180403092537.log > personal.gnucash.20180403092537.log.gnucash > personal.gnucash.20180403092537.log.gnucash.20180403092911.log > personal.gnucash.20180403092840.gnucash > personal.gnucash.20180403092840.log > personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash > personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash.20180403095225.log > personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash.20180403104401.log > personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash.20180403125139.log > personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash.20180403125159.gnucash > personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash.20180403125159.log > personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash.20180404053639.log > personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash.20180404053716.log > personal.gnucash.20180403092939.log > personal.gnucash.20180403104006.log > personal.gnucash.20180404053709.log > > The newest log file is > personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash.20180404053716.log while the newest > .gnucash file is > personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash.20180403125159.gnucash. > > Can I copy the latter to personal.gnucash so that's the file name > displayed in most-recently opened files? I would like to clean this up.
Rich, The newest file *should* be personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash; personal.gnucash.20180403092939.gnucash.20180403125159.gnucash should be the previous version from the last save. Yes, you can rename any of the .gnucash files to personal.gnucash and then use File>Open to open it, then clean out the directory of the backups. The next time you open GnuCash 3.0 it will offer to delete the missing files from the MRU l list. Regards, John Ralls _______________________________________________ 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.