Reducing File Size

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Jan 3 12:17:13 EST 2011

"Mike C." <subscribe307 at> writes:

> I have the same problem that several others have mentioned.  Since I
> converted over 15 years of Quicken data the Gnucash file is now 1845 KB
> after compression and takes a long time to load or to generate reports. 
> I would like to eliminate old data that is no longer needed without
> affecting the current account totals. 

Can you please define "a long time to load or to generate reports?"

I've got 7 years of transactions in my data file and most of my reports
generate within a few seconds.  (Some take longer, but that's more a
problem with the report algorithms, which will get fixed over time).

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