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Re: Auto-generated backup files: are they useful?


Last time I looked, there was rescue feature in the file menu of pcbnew, I
think. I never used it, I don't really know what it does, but I guess it
just reads the bak file.

tir. 30. jun. 2020 09.32 skrev jp charras <jp.charras@xxxxxxxxxx>:

> Le 30/06/2020 à 00:13, hauptmech a écrit :
> >
> > While I agree that it is not KiCad's job to do archival backups or
> version control, I do think that KiCad should preserve the integrity of
> users data through a crash. Even better if the work between the last save
> and the crash is also preserved and recovered on restart.
> >
> > I have had to use the backup files to recover data in the past. I have
> no idea if that recovery was related to something that is now no longer a
> possible issue.
> >
> >
> > -Hauptmech
> >
> >
> I am also thinking a backup can be useful when something unexpected
> happens.
> Backups, like any security system, bothers you as long as you do not need
> to use them.
> But you are happy to find them in case of trouble.
> I like the way some CAD tools manage backup:
> only one zip archive is created (for instance projectname_backup.zip) and
> contains all saved files
> (in our case: *.kicad_sch (and sub paths) and .kicad_pcb)
> This is not a full project backup, just main files are saved.
> This is not invasive (only one file, or a few .zip if one want to keep
> last n saved versions)
> and is a security against  unexpected cases.
> For me, backups are like a accident insurance: you need them and you hope
> never use them.
> And about VCS use:
> Many good electronics guys do not even know what is it, and have never
> compiled any source code.
> Electronics world and Software world are not exactly the same world.
> --
> Jean-Pierre CHARRAS
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