the name of the file with the database for making a backup?

  • zonne1234

    zonne1234 - 2013-01-20

    version 2.20.1.
    I want to make a backup of my data, but which file should I copy to the external disk?

  • develop1

    develop1 - 2013-01-20

    your kdbx file is your database.
    one easy way to ensure your backing up the correct file is to run keepass same as always.
    The fact your looking at all your database records is proof to you that you have the current/correct file. Simply use "file" "save as" to make the copy/backup.

    consider installing plugin dbbackup. With this pluggin, every time you save your database it will multiplex that save to as many different devices/folders as you specify. If one of those folders is your external disk, and that external disk is present then you automatically will have a backup the instant you "save" the file.

    also consider creating an "autosync" trigger. With triggers such as this you use your .kdbx at home and at the office and have both in sync/current with each other at all times.

    between automatically backing your file every time it changes as well as automatically syncing your file every time either local/remote changes you will always have backups made without you doing anything manual/special.

  • zonne1234

    zonne1234 - 2013-01-20

    thank you.
    There is no dutch version for KP 2.20.1.
    Is this correct?

  • wellread1

    wellread1 - 2013-01-20

    Your Composite Master Key is used to encrypt the critical password database file that develop1 refers to. To ensure that you always have access to a database you must also backup any file based components of your Master Key. See

    If you use a a key file make a backup of it.

    It you link your database to a Windows User Account make a backup of your entire Windows installation.

  • zonne1234

    zonne1234 - 2013-01-26

    Hello ,
    I am pleased with the advices.
    Everything is installed and works efficiently and simple.


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