sequential use of Gnucash on multiple computers

Andrew Kolbus andrew.kolbus at
Tue Jun 4 16:37:53 EDT 2013

My situation is identical to yours (single user, multiple computers).  I am
already a heavy Dropbox user, so I moved my gnucash directory (with
accounts/transaction file, log files, and backup files) to dropbox.  I
don't share reports or preferences.  Concurrency has not been an issue,
since dropbox also syncs the lock file (and gnucash then warns me if I left
it running on another machine).  I haven't needed a revision history (yet),
but dropbox keeps this as well, and it's saved me in the past on other

Best Regards,

On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:

> Y'know, there's already a mechanism in place for doing this within
> Gnucash: The SQL backend. Set up a
> MySQL or Postgresql server and save your accounts to it with File->Save
> As. It isn't perfect -- there
> are still a few corners that aren't saved correctly except by doing
> another File->Save As -- but it's more than
> good enough for most users. I've been using a Sqlite3 database for my
> personal accounts since before we
> released 2.4 with no problems.
> Regards,
> John Ralls
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