Backing up Gnucash accounts

M Prindle mprindle at
Tue Nov 17 09:26:36 EST 2009

If you really concerned about your data then put it inside of a small
truecrypt container and be done with it.  Your files are then
encrypted and then who really cares about how the data is transferred
from point to point.


On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 8:01 AM, Mike or Penny Novack
<stepbystepfarm at> wrote:
>> I would still be a bit hesitant to use it to backup a bunch of
>> sensitive financial data or sync confidential data between several
>> computers without encrypting the data myself beforehand.
>> Manfred
> But surely this is just a matter of HOW the data is going between the
> computers.
> Old computer to new computer, well you MIGHT be using an external network if
> the two devices were spatially separated by some great distance. But I would
> think more normal procedure would be to dump the drives of the old computer
> to an external drive and then plug that drive in to the new computer. That's
> why I don't think of this as being very different from normal backup-restore
> procedures. And yes, you might very well for disaster-recovery purposes send
> a second copy of your backups off to a distant location via an external
> network. But you would normally keep a copy handy*, yes?
> Michael
> * Like here, there is a copy of backups out in the fire safe in a different
> building. But don't want to bother with that one just to restore a file
> destroyed not by a larger scale  "disaster" but just an accidental delete,
> etc. So for that purpose just use the copy sitting on the nearby shelf. When
> I was working there were backups off in some remote cave vault BUT there
> were also copies kept in house you could have mounted in minutes.
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