Is the backup database feature replaced by something else in v2?
I don’t understand your question. OmniFocus 2 automatically backs up every 2 hours while it’s running. If you’d like to view one of these backups (or replace your main database with it), choose “Show Backups…” from the File menu.
OF2 saves the last 100 backups. When you select File > Show Backups, it will open a Finder window for you to see. You can check the Date modified column to see how old each backup is. If you double-click on a backup file, it will open up in a new OmniFocus window for you to see that database. It won’t interfere with your main OmniFocus database.
In OF 1 there was a menu option to backup the database manually. I used it to automate a secure backup to an external drive once a week. As the manual option is gone I’m assuming that I need to change the workflow to locating the automatic backups and copying the latest?
I think File > Export (as OmniFocus document) would provide an equivalent file.
For what it’s worth, it’s not backing up automatically (I just went looking for mine so I could use it to downgrade to OF1). Even with OF2 running all the time for the past several days, the last backup was on June 12th.
@dougl That’s very troubling to here. Could you please email our Support Humans (email@example.com) with more detail about that? (I’m afraid if you just post it here, we’ll lose track of what could be a very serious bug.)
Did the backup location change between OF1 & OF2?
I have backups in Documents/Backups the last of which is 10th May.
If I use OF2 to Show Backups it goes to … Library/Application Support/OmniFocus/backups which are up to date.
I’ve reverted to OF1, but will send a note.