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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0016930MediaMonkey 5DBpublic2020-10-29 18:16
Reporterrusty Assigned To 
PriorityurgentSeverityfeatureReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version5.0 
Target Version5.0.1 
Summary0016930: Backups can take up huge amount of space without the user realizing
DescriptionIf the user configures scheduled backups, it's possible that they'll take up an inordinate amount of space, and because of how the backups work most users won't even be aware of the problem. Possible fixes could be:
a) when the user clicks 'Backup database now...':
- MM displays a file chooser that defaults to a \backups subdirectory so that the user is aware of where the backups are being saved and so that it's obvious that the files in question are backups

AND

b) perform scheduled backups before MM closes, and launch the backup dialog (rather than doing it in the background). That way when the backup occurs the user will see the huge number of existing backups.
OR
c) add 'Retain backups:' _10_
tooltip: Automatically deletes older backups, retaining only number chosen.
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lowlander

2020-10-29 18:16

developer   ~0060019

There should be a setting where user can choose where the database is backed up. Currently it's in the same folder as the database which some may have on a small fast drive which then can run out of storage space. Backups could easily go to larger slower drives or even networked storage.