Backing up Gnucash accounts

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Nov 17 04:24:28 EST 2009

2009/11/16 Maf. King <maf at>:
> On Monday 16 November 2009 23:28:22 BPG wrote:
>> What I really mean is how do I backup gnucash so I can move my account data
>> files over to another computer and work on everything there?
> Just copy your data file from wherever you have saved it to the second
> computer and then File -> Open from within GC.
> It is probably a good idea to have the same version of GC on both computers,
> preferably 2.2.9, unless you need to be on the bleeding edge of the testing,
> unstable 2.3.x series....
> If it helps you to conceptualise this process, how would you move a word
> processor document to the new PC?  Use the same process for GC, as the
> accounts data is a single file.

Unless you have customised and saved reports of course, in which case
it is a little tricky.


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