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Add version number to auto-backups

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:18 pm
by MetalDrop
Could the EPIM version number be added to the auto-backups?

It would be helpful for reverting damage down by version updates if there was an easy way to see what the last backup was for a given version.

Re: Add version number to auto-backups

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:31 pm
by admin
It could, although wouldn't it be better to focus on handling the damages caused by version updates (if any)?

Re: Add version number to auto-backups

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:53 pm
by MetalDrop
From personal experience even if you fix the thing causing the damage I still have to revert the damage that was caused by the thing. You don't usually release special tools to clean up the mess. In this case it was a false alarm, but it gave me flash backs of other times it had, specifically the tag color issues. Back when it first started happen I was mostly working else where and didn't notice them being damage, and it was—A LOT faster to go back to an old database before the damaged and than copy my new content back to the old database than it would have been to add color back to over a hundred tags.

There was also the Icon damage back in... I want to say V8 that I lucked out and found that if I copy/pasted notes from an old database their old undamaged Icons would be brought over with them which saved me a ton of time not having to re-import icons.

And there have been many more times I've had to hunt for a given database version to revert damage, but I think this has gotten long enough to get the point across.

If you need further reasons this is a dual purpose feature it also serves as a quality of life / time savor request as a tester. As a tester I have spent quite a bit of time in the past going through backups to find databases used by a given versions of EPIM to figure out when a bugs started so I can look at the version log for more clues to where it started.

Re: Add version number to auto-backups

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:52 am
by admin
I see, thanks for the explanation, noted.