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If I wish to transfer my Gramps DB to another PC in its Entirety ( or Restore it in the event of a corruption ), what is the best way to do it please ?
I have tried doing "Make Backup" and then importing that.
Most of the data is transferred and I can reset the Media path to get these right on a different Windows computer.
However all the Gramplets I had created for various views seem to be lost and I am not sue yet what else may be.
So, a full backup method would be useful.
Please Reply to phil-hampson@...
From: Age Bosma <age.bosma@gm...> - 2013-03-04 14:41:40
On 03-03-13 17:49, Philip Hampson wrote:
> However _all the Gramplets_ I had created for various views seem to be
> lost and I am not sue yet what else may be.
> So, a full backup method would be useful.
That would be a backup of your settings as well, not just the db. The db
only contains info stored in the family trees, not how the application
For a complete backup of your settings as well you can copy the complete
Location for Linux:
Location for Windows:
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\gramps
Install Gramps on the other system and replace/restore the gramps folder
mentioned above and you should be good to go.
It would be good to install the same version of gramps onto the other
machine as on the original. You can update to a later version of gramps
after you've restored the folder and launched the application once.
This method will backup your db as well since it is located in the same
folder. Do make that backup from within gramps first though, just to be
sure so you won't loose the most important data if you happen run into