Disk died - backup unreadable

David Hampton hampton-gnucash at rainbolthampton.net
Wed May 3 18:13:26 EDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 19:51 +1000, Andrew Greig wrote:
> Hi Derek,
> It may be, but is it normal for the .xac files to be have very long names and 
> around 4 dates in them? 

No. It means that more than once you opened a backup file ans started
using it as  your regular data file.

> The last of which is the latest save.  What viewer 
> should I be using to try and see if the data is useable?  
> here is the ls -l output on the last couple of files:
> -r-xr-xr-x  1 root root 962856 Apr 17 21:56 
> Andrew_Greig.20050805231538.xac.2005                                           
> 0831171718.xac.20051118160229.xac.20051129065021.xac.20051205075642.xac.20060420                                           
> 102619.xac*

The original data file was Andrew_Greig.  On or after 8/5/2005 you
opened a backup file and started using that as your main data file, thus
your backups now have two dates in them.  On 8/31, you opened another
backup file and started using that, so your backups now have three dates
in them.  And so on.


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