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  1. Jalview
  2. JAL-3141

Create a backup when saving projects (and other files?)

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Blocker
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.11.0
    • Component/s: jvdesktop

      Description

      Jalview should always (or by default) create a backup of any file that is overwritten due to a save operation. In most cases, Jalview will prompt the user to ask whether they wish to overwrite an existing file, except in the case when the user hits CTRL/CMD+S - which simply overwrites the file where the data was first loaded from.

      Implementing this is relatively trivial, but we ideally also need sensible naming scheme for the backups that allows someone to easily recover previous versions. See comments for suggestions.

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              Assignee:
              soares Ben Soares
              Reporter:
              jprocter Jim Procter
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