Automatic Backup not working anymore

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Automatic Backup not working anymore

Postby krilledrille » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:49 pm

Hello
since some weeks (?), my Openoffice installation has stopped backing up the Base files. Settings are set properly in "options" to backup every 15 minutes (all is ticked). This works for Writer and Calculator, but NOT for Base. Any clues what this may be?
I am running Openoffice 4.1.5 on a Windows 10 machine.
Help is appreciated!
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Re: Automatic Backup not working anymore

Postby Villeroy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:15 pm

Once you finished the development process of your database, you do not edit and save the database document anymore.
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Re: Automatic Backup not working anymore

Postby krilledrille » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:11 am

Hello,
I am not sure your answer is directed to my question, but thanks anyway.

I am looking for the ".odb" files that are put into the "User/xy/AppData/Roaming/OpenOffice/4/user/backup" folder when the respective settings are selected. This has quit to work for odb-files (but not for ".ods" or ".odt" files)

Anybody familiar with this?

Many thanks,
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Re: Automatic Backup not working anymore

Postby Villeroy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:35 am

OpenOffice has no backup facility. What is stored in the backup folder is for recovery in case of disaster. This is not a backup because files that are opened and closed without crash won't be kept in that directory. A backup on the same file system C: as the original files is useless anyway. When the hard disk or SSD reached its end of life time both versions might be lost.
Running backups to save all of your files (not just office documents) is your task. A backup application should copy all files under "My Files" and %APPDATA% to another storage medium on a daily basis.

 Edit: P.S. I confirm that Base documents are not backed up. Not in OpenOffice and not in LibreOffice. In the backup folder I only see several old copies of Base documents that used to crash some time ago. 
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