[scribus] Drat !!

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Thu May 22 17:11:08 CEST 2008

On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 5:14 PM, John Beardmore <John at t4sltd.co.uk
<mailto:John at t4sltd.co.uk>> wrote:

 >     :)    So Scribus doesn't attempt to recover the state of a 
 >document that
 >     was being edited when it crashes then ?

S B wrote:

> Frequent saves!!!

Yes -  I do those anyway.
> Scribus still crashes occasionally.  I find that the backup facility is 
> very helpful,

I don't think I've noticed that in 1.3.3.x.  What version are you
using ?

> and I've had to use the emergency backup from time to 
> time.

This is the .sla.emergency file ?  Yes -  that's been handy for me once 
or twice.  It would be nice if it told you it had made one though.  I 
nearly missed it.

>  If I recall correctly, you can have Scribus backup every few 
> minutes or so--hardly a high price when you consider the potential loss 
> of data. 

I tend to back up to sequentially numbered files just in case it crashed 
while saving and toasts the file.  Currently on version 0094 of this 

> Now if someone will tell me how to get a month or so of Scribus 
> documents back from a failed hard drive....??? (now I backup more 
> frequently...are you surprised?)

Yes.  I try to back up over the network periodically, but the server has 
died at the moment.

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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