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Automatic backups


Description Todd 2011-12-22 05:03:41 CET
$ rpm -qa \*notes\*


   Disaster struck.  Moused over and highlighted my weeks schedule by accident.  When I reached back to grab my mouse, I struck a key.  And poof!  No schedule.  When I right clicked, I found no undo key.  I dove into the ~/.local/share/notes to try and catch Notes before it overwrote, but I was too late.  And, no .bak file.  Disaster.

   I eventually got the schedule without the days and times back from my previous night's "dump".  Had to do a lot of head scratching to get back the days and times.  What a disaster.  So far, no one has called to complain about a missed appointment.

   Would you please consider implementing the following feature?

1)  when writing info to the notes files, please do a .bak file

2)  please implement an "undo" in the "right click" context menu.  (I wouldn't mind if you gave about four levels of undo.)

   Notes has become a critical piece of software for me.  I really need the above functionality.

Many thanks,
Comment 1 Mike Massonnet editbugs 2011-12-23 18:25:30 CET
Undo functionnality exists, and is bound to the shortcut Ctrl+Z. It currently appears in the window menu (click the top-left corner icon of the window note).

I will add it to the right click context menu (amongst other items) in the future.
Comment 2 Mike Massonnet editbugs 2011-12-23 18:26:38 CET
Keeping the bug open, I will see what can be done for automatic backups too.
Comment 3 Liv 2012-09-11 09:49:29 CEST
My view is that Notes should perform automatic backups by itself (just as Orage doesn't): The user should take care of this with some external application. Personally I use SpiderOak to make automatic backups of ~/.local/share/notes/. (SpiderOak is similar to Dropbox but more flexible and more generous.)
Comment 4 Liv 2012-09-11 10:01:14 CEST
(In reply to comment #3)
> My view is that Notes should perform automatic backups by itself (just as
..should *not* perform..
Comment 5 Vitaly Zdanevich 2016-02-11 15:57:11 CET
I use cron + git + Bitbucket.org for auto-backup
Comment 6 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-23 00:24:26 CEST
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Bug #8268

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Reported on: 2011-12-22
Last modified on: 2020-05-23


Mike Massonnet
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