Hello DONATION beta testers. I have made the changes discussed in the blog posting http://www.software4nonprofits.com/blog/2011/12/donation-backuprestore-changes/, and our comments to it.
They are now ready to be tested, as part of version 3.40 Beta1, which you can update to at http://www.software4nonprofits.com/pretest.htm. As usual, I will greatly appreciate any testing you can do, and your comments (positive or negative) on the changes.
A full summary of the changes is on that Pretest download page, below the download link. In brief though, it includes renaming the backup files to include the date, plus a sequence number if you make more than one backup per day; warning the user clearly if they are restoring an older backup on top of a newer database; giving an option to retain only the last “N” backups in any one backup directory; and a few other small changes.
I have not done anything yet about my backup to the cloud idea, discussed in the other blog post from last week, because I have not yet found a suitable cloud storage service in Canada, to satisfy privacy concerns for Canadian users.