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file backups?
« on: July 05, 2021, 14:08:29 »
I have been using Ancestris for a few months now and have noticed that there are files that appear to be backups of my family tree. They have the same name as the file I created but each new one extends the name with the date as well as an additional number. Are they indeed backups? Should I keep them all and let them fill my hard drive?

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Re: file backups?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2021, 14:13:20 »
Hi,

Yes indeed, they are backups. You can define how many of them to generate automatically. It is always a good idea to keep some, it does not use much space.

From version 12 of Ancestris, you can define a default directory where to store them.

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Re: file backups?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2021, 15:25:40 »
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I have been using Ancestris for a few months now and have noticed that there are files that appear to be backups of my family tree. They have the same name as the file I created but each new one extends the name with the date as well as an additional number. Are they indeed backups? Should I keep them all and let them fill my hard drive?
As Frederic said, they are backups.
Check there : Main menu - Options - Preferences - Files - and give a look to "Number of backup copies", "Autosave delay" and "Backup directory".
Hope that helps. Francois
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Re: file backups?
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Re: file backups?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2021, 21:24:53 »
Thanks so much for your help. In fact, just today I needed to use a backup because I inadvertently deleted an individual.
So now my question is, can I rename the backup file that still has this individual listed?

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Re : file backups?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2021, 21:29:23 »
You can use the file you want. And give the name you want.
We put an automatic name to allow you to know what is in and at which time.

After is up to you to use it, to rename it or delete it.

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