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Indie Project Planning Ideaboard · By SolarLune

[SOLVED] where are backups being saved?

A topic by MaliusArth created Aug 23, 2020 Views: 74 Replies: 5
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i would expect a directory beside the .plan file which contains backup versions of said plan file


Backups are saved to the same directory as the original plan save file itself. Putting the backups into another directory could definitely be an option, but doesn't seem strictly necessary unless you have a large number of backups.

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huh, then the backup feature isn't working for me at all because there are not backups being created whatsoever, eventhough is have backups enabled and set to 5 backups. do you want me to write a separate bug report?

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Dang, sorry to hear that it's not working; I think a separate thread for the bug report would be helpful. Please include relevant information, like OS, if you're running MasterPlan through the itch app or not, the log file from MasterPlan's directory, and the project file itself.

Also, just to confirm, the currently implemented system is to back up the project by saving it again periodically (every x minutes) with a different filename in the same directory as the project file's original save location. If you've never saved your project, lack the rights on your OS to save a file in that location, or aren't waiting for the backup timer to elapse, then that would explain why the backup doesn't work. Also, while MasterPlan should work just fine regardless of the project's filepath, it would be helpful to know if the project file's path contains special characters.

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the original *.plan is saved under "B:\dev\malius\games\game1\master.plan" and the setting is set to create backups every min (for testing) but there are no backup *.plan files created in the same directory.

Hello! After testing this out a bit more, I resolved this. v0.5.1 (which is now available) should create backups properly on Windows now; thank you for your patience!