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Generating XML
=== Generating XML ===
The easiest way to generate an XML file is to export the data. This can be done from the menu: {{man menu|Family Trees->Export }} or {{man menu|Family Trees->Make Backup...}}. This will generate a file with a <code>.gramps</code> extension. This file is usually a gzip'd XML file (depending on some system settings, sometimes this will be an uncompressed XML file).
Gramps compresses the file because XML files can become rather large. For large databases, this file could grow to 10s to 100s of megabytes in size. Fortunately, XML files compress nicely, usually producing a fairly small size.
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