Issue 14978 - Backup Location & file name
Summary: Backup Location & file name
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta2
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial with 8 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2003-05-27 17:45 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:32 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description Unknown 2003-05-27 17:45:28 UTC
Suggest moving .BAK files to save in same folder as original file as per
Microsoft Office -- multiple files with same name will be overwritten in the
backup folder. Also suggest repairing code to save correct file name instead of
internet form ie. "My%20Resume.sxw".
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2003-06-02 10:40:40 UTC
TM->BH: Please have a look at this feature, thanks !
Comment 2 utomo99 2003-09-24 12:32:19 UTC
put the backup file in near the original file have some benefit:
people will be easier to find it, if needed. 

about name:
if only one name, maybe we will have problem if multiple documents
open/edit with same time, and also difficult to recognize. 
%20 is for space " ". I beive the main reason is to make it compatible
with url, or Linux ? 
Comment 3 vicza 2006-12-27 13:32:53 UTC
I agree that backup files should be placed in the same folder with original ones. 

1) When needed, it's more convenient to find backups in the current, working
directory, then search for them somewhere in the user profile.

2) As the issue author has already stated, files with the same name are being
overwritten, that is not good.

3) SECURITY REASONS. Let's suppose, I'm working with some doc placed on a
removable drive. Or on an encrypted drive, like Truecrypt. When I'm working with
Microsoft Word, both the original file and the backup copy remain on the
encrypted/removable drive. When I'm working with OOo Writer, the backup copy is
placed on common drive, thus accessible for everyone. I think, it's quite a big
security hole. :(
Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:45:12 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".