My auto Moneydance backup on closing Moneydance takes about 2 to 3 seconds to save to my Dropbox folder on my hard drive. The resulting file is 29.86mb. tested on windows 10 Moneydance 2021.1(3069).
How long does it take to save? Were is your Moneydance Backup location? How large is the file? What is your operating system.
Your Moneydance errlog.txt may help to explain.
If you're using Mac OS, it should be located at one of these locations within your Home folder:
~/Library/Containers/com.infinitekind.MoneydanceOSX/Data/Library/Application Support/Moneydance/errlog.txt or:
If you have any trouble finding your Home Library folder you can open Finder and hold down the option key while selecting the Go menu and the Library folder option should occur or you can open Finder and select Go -> Go to Folder and copy and paste in the following:
~/Library This should pull up your local Library folder.
If you're using Windows, it should be located under your login directory at:
C:\Documents and Settings(yourusername).moneydance\errlog.txt
Depending on your version of Windows
If you're using Linux it should be located in your home folder at:
Thanks for the reply
The user file (sam) opens to .moneydance that opens to archive that opens to backups clicking on that brains up a list of backups by date. Latest today 4745kb in the document file in the same folder there are the same backup files. Win 10 ver 20H2. Bottom of err log mentions dropbox which I do not have
There have been 3 significant releases since Moneydance 2017; 2019, 2020 & 2021.
I do not know how you have been looking for newer versions so cannot say why you have not located any.
An upgrade from Moneydance 2017 to 2021 is not free however, for directly purchased versions there is a 50% discount.
It is not clear from your posts where your backups are being written to, the image file you posted just shows as black on my system. If it is to a network drive then I would expect it to be quite slow and thus Moneydance to take a while to close down.
I have the same problem, I am on latest MD and Big Sur. when I manually backup to my main drive it can take 15 to 20 seconds. If I then quit MD which forces a backup which is set to Dropbox, it takes only 3 or 4 seconds? Any ideas?
Tony can you clarify how you manually backup? When you say you quit and it backs up to Dropbox, do you mean it’s doing the sync? Or that a .moneydancearchive file gets created in Dropbox? What version of MD?
Manually backup = File / Export backup / backup to main ssd drive
Dropbox = .moneydancearchive is saved to Dropbox
MD = 2021.1 (3069)
Starting Moneydance 2021.1 (3069) at Sun Jun 13 09:12:52 BST 2021
Settings Folder: /Users/tonyt/Library/Containers/com.infinitekind.MoneydanceOSX/Data/Library/Application Support/Moneydance
OS: Mac OS X 11.3.1 x86_64
Java: 15.0.1 (AdoptOpenJDK)
Is in sandbox: true; restricted file access: false
Library path: /Applications/Moneydance.app/Contents/MacOS:/Applications/Moneydance.app/Contents/PlugIns/vm.jdk/Contents/Home/lib
file not found for extract_account_registers_csv extension
python.path: /Users/tonyt/Library/Containers/com.infinitekind.MoneydanceOSX/Data/Library/Application Support/Moneydance/python
python.cachedir: /Users/tonyt/Library/Containers/com.infinitekind.MoneydanceOSX/Data/Library/Application Support/Moneydance/python/cache
initialized extension extract_data in 0.159 seconds
file not found for extract_reminders_csv extension
creatingURLStreamHandler for protocol 'moneydanceextloader'
findandreplace (0): 06-13 09:12:56.427|Initialized build 1215 ok
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initialized extension toolbox in 0.005 seconds
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initialized extension updater in 0.015 seconds
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opening last file: /Users/tonyt/Documents/MoneyDance Data Sets/T&S Finances.moneydance
loading dataset: /Users/tonyt/Documents/MoneyDance Data Sets/T&S Finances.moneydance
creatingURLStreamHandler for protocol 'https'
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loading with 128 bit encryption key
reading trunk data tiksync/trunk
updater: read 38256 bytes of update info
trunk data loaded (0.535 seconds), checking for incremental updates
loading un-synced txn files...
updater: using public key: updater_pub_0
Sweet! We've gotten a signed description of the update info
Version info retrieved; we are up to date!
loading synced txn files...
replacing root: null () with new root: T&S Finances (cc26e642-b867-4723-b2f9-7e52c185097b
adding actions panel
saving account book T&S Finances to backup file: /Users/tonyt/Documents/Manual BUps & Txfr Resources/Manual MDance Backups/T&S Finances-20210613-0917.moneydancearchive
Beginning shutdown process
Compacting old transaction logs
waiting for background tasks to complete...
backing up file...
saving automatic backup file: /Users/tonyt/Dropbox/MD Backups DB/T&S Finances.2021-06-13.moneydancearchive
finished backing up file; now to remove expired backups...
completed removal of expired backups
Tasks complete. Goodbye!
It is the dropbox folder on my main internal drive. I guess it mirrors what is saved on Dropbox, I am not sure I even created it, I think it was created when I installed Deopbox.
The manual backups are also on my main drive which I then have backup set to copy them to another drive if all that makes sense. If not, let me know!