Ralph,

the grdb format is a database. That means that your memory does not limit how fast it works. The grdb file will be many megabytes, but the part in memory will be much smaller that with the .gramps xml file.

Futhermore, a crash does not mean you loose all your data you have been working on. A real crash (so no recovery or electricity that falls out) with .gramps means you loose everything of that session, with grdb you only loose the edit you where doing at that moment.

However, the grdb format is not portable cannot be easily backed up, so you must export to .gramps from time to time to do your backups.

About your file structure, many people work in many different ways. Do what fit's your style best.

Benny

2007/11/23, Ralph De Witt <rdewitt001@tampabay.rr.com>:
Benny:
Thanks for all the help you have been. I read through the link below, and it
speaks of a .grdb file. This confuses me as my data is in a data.gramps file.
Have I missed a sea change in the gramps evolution. Now I am wondering what
the correct file structure is and how do I get there and get things working
correctly. I have all the following structure. I have a top level
folder "home/diesel/Geneology" this
contains "home/diesel/Geneology/geneology_photos_and_scans" this contains all
the master copies of all photos and scans.
"home/diesel/Geneology/geneology_reports" this is currently empty, never have
created any reports.
"home/diesel/Geneology/other_gedcoms" contains source gedcoms that have been
merged into my data.
"home/diesel/Geneology/ralph" this contains data.gramps my data base. A
data.backup.gramps, data_gramps.bak, data.gramps.bak files. It also contains
photo's and scans labeled f4_0.jpg, i0_0.jpg, s11_0.jpg, ss25-1.jpg (I
believe these are copies of the photo's in the geneology_photos_and_scans
directory and refere to where the are used in citations and source quotes.)

I think I have to get the correct folder/file structure then perhaps use the
tool to point to correct path. Can someone help? TIA

On Tuesday 20 November 2007 09:23:16 am you wrote:
> correct one is:
> http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Recover_corrupted_grdb
>
[snip]
> > > Something else is going on here though. New hard drive might have
> >
> > another
> >
> > > device node on your machine, but that shouldn't matter...
> > > Nevertheless, I would think your image path is somehow wrong. So check
> >
> > it
> >
> > > carefully. Note that the tools menu has a media manager to change paths
> >
> > of
> >
> > > all pictures in your database should you need it.
> > >
> > > Benny
> > >
> > > 2007/11/20, Ralph De Witt < rdewitt001@tampabay.rr.com>:
> > > > Benny:
> > > > Thanks for the quick reply. I will try the 2.2.9 version tomorrow, It
> >
> > is
> >
> > > > getting late here and I much to do tonight. I would not think this is
> >
> > a
> >
> > > > bad
> > > > data base, as it is a Gramps only maintained data base and worked
> >
> > photo's
> >
> > > > have worked in the past. the only things that have changed are
> > > > Kubuntu version and a new machine hard drive. Back up was verified
> > > > from
> >
> > previous
> >
> > > > machine and was simply copied to this machine. Structure and files
> > > > are all the same and permissions are all checked and correct. But
> > > > will non the less
> > > > will try to cover all bases.
> >
> > [snip]
> > Benny:
[snip]
> >
> > --
> >         Yours,
> >         Ralph.
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