After an unexpected power outage caused the loss of the entire chapter I was working on, I went to grab the backup figuring I’d at least have the previous version to work from, I discovered that while the beta version says it’s backing up on close, the folder was empty.
I created a new folder for backups (this was Monday) and that, too, is empty as of right now.
I do keep my files in a Dropbox folder so I was able to go in and look through previous versions and dig through the list of files until I found the chapter in it’s entirety (I do love me some Dropbox), but I’m wondering why the 3.0 beta isn’t creating backup files.
1.9 makes backups and I’m using the same settings (other than the target folder), so the problem is specific to the beta.
And one more thing. Holy crap, the folder names are ridiculously long strings of randomness when you have to look through the data folders in Dropbox to figure out which one holds your precious text. I had to search through 20 folders with names like: 55BDF93C-81C9-4647-BB42-980174299FE0 to find the one with my chapter in it.
Still, it would help to be able to at least rely on the backup system, which it seems, I can’t.
Since no one else has reported the problem, I assume it’s only me. Any thoughts? I sort of rely on having backups, ya know?
1.9 does a better job of saving data during unexpected power loss. I live in the boonies, this type of thing happens sometimes. Generally, when I reopen 1.9, it brings back at least the most recent save. I haven’t lost an entire document’s worth of text in a long time. I have both versions set to save after 2 seconds of inactivity. 1.9 does, the beta, did, I guess…since the the version of it was in Dropbox. But it did not recover that version on reopening…or any version of the document for that matter. On reopening, the document was blank. Cue panic, and an hour of scavenging through Dropbox. But all’s well that ends well.
Hope this helps with the ongoing project.