Template:Backup Omissions

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The Gramps Package backup only contains your family tree and if selected your media.

The following settings in Gramps are not transferred:

Custom Filter migration

Keep your collection of custom filters through a minor updates to patch Gramps (e.g., from version 5.1.0 to 5.1.2) by manually copying your custom_filter.xml from Gramps User Directory to the corresponding directory in new gramps_version_number.

Even minor upgrades with feature changes (e.g., from a 5.0.x to a 5.1.x version) may include XML format changes since the recent innovation of add-on rules are causing rapid evolution in Filters. So porting filters in this manner requires verification that the XML definitions haven't changed. Also, Add-on rules may have to be installed in the new upgrade before copied custom filters will work safely.

You can keep your custom settings by manually copying each of the *.xml files from the Gramps User Directory to the corresponding directory in the new gramps_version_number directory. Beware that due to changes in newer versions of Gramps the settings may no longer work, so be sure to test.


Transclusion template. Inserts a Work-In-Progress chunk of text about information not included in Backups that are important when migrating data.

(Since the content was replicated several times, it makes sense to have a master copy that only needs to be edited once. Once the data is finalized, the Template can be permanently substituted via subclusion. Alternatively, a separate page may created and links could replace this transclusion.)


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