Old 11-10-2017, 09:54 AM   #1
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Summary: Provide an option in Preferences to limit the number of automatically saved project backups ( .rpp-bak files )

Reason: Time-stamped project backups are an excellent feature. But after working on a project for a couple of weeks or more, there may be hundreds (depending on save-frequency) of these files.

Benefit: I like to have fairly compact and tidy project directories. Providing a configurable backup limit (say 5 or 10 files) would still allow me to recover recent previous editing states, without the need for manual file maintenance.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:23 AM   #2
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I think I saw another thread askng for the same, but I agree anyway
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:24 AM   #3
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How can I find out if the development team have accepted this Feature Request for future implementation, or whether it has been rejected ?

Or maybe I can't find out :-)

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:59 AM   #4
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Summary: Provide an option in Preferences to limit the number of automatically saved project backups ( .rpp-bak files )
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Old 04-06-2018, 02:56 AM   #5
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:04 AM   #6
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Good idea to have this option to set user limit for auto backups when saving.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:59 AM   #7
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This issue has come up for me too. I routinely delete several Gigabytes of RPP-BAK files every day. This stuff is controlled via Project Saving section in Preferences/Project.

The "Keep multiple versions" checkbox and the "Ever x minutes" parameter are the usual culprits.

But we cannot control the number of backups Reaper should make, so +1 for doing something about massive backup files.

For example, they're not compressed. Even compression-level 1 ZIP files would crunch this stuff to a fraction, and it's likely not too hard to manage. I set my backup frequency to "Every 3 minutes when stopped". My i7 can probably handle this. *.rpp-bak-zip

The user could set a size limit in megabytes. Reaper could warn the user, taking only backups of the past d number of days in to account, and offer to
  1. Clean up x% of the backups in the project files directory no older than y number of days
  2. Keep x% of the backup files, saved at similar intervalls. 100 backups, x=10%, keep 10 backups between the first save date and time of the current project file and the current save and time.

I'm sure there are lots of other clever strategies.

My sessions are usually 2-3MB to start with. Some end up in the 50 MB range, so files go big fast. I've gotten used to it, but it is a nuisance that could be handled more effectively.
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:08 PM   #8
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This would be very useful.
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