[Kmymoney-devel] Feature Request

Jack ostroffjh at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 19 15:32:40 UTC 2012

On 2012.01.19 08:33, Thomas Baumgart wrote:
> Hi,
> on Wednesday 18 January 2012 23:07:19 Ian Neal wrote:
> > I definitely make use of the backup facility (setting the number of
> > backups to >0), though it would be good to be able to specify an
> > alternative location for it to store the backup files.
> Thanks for the feedback so far. Looking at the above comment, I want  
> to
> stress, that there might be a bit of confusion what we are talking  
> about here.
> There is for one the automatic backup procedure to keep the last n  
> versions of
> the file in the same directory as in
> thb.kmy
> thb.kmy.1~
> thb.kmy.2~
> ...
> where the number of those files can be controlled via the settings  
> dialog.
> That is *not* what I am talking about. I am happy to have that  
> feature.
> The other feature - and that is what I want to get rid of - is what  
> you can
> access via 'File/Backup...'. It opens a dialog and allows to mount an  
> external
> device such as a floppy (or nowadays USB stick) and to physically  
> copy the
> current file to that device.
This is what I use, but I don't mount anything, I just save to another  

> I think the mounting operation is what causes the trouble on MS  
> Windows.
If this is a real problem (see the other response from Cristian) would  
it be reasonable to require the device to be mounted first, and not  
part of the backup dialog itself?

> p.s. I intended to ask on the user list in a second round as well.  
> Maybe even
> on the forum but wanted to get the developers opinion first.

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