Considering Moneydance (coming from GNUCash), but first questions about encryption

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18 Jun, 2015 08:01 PM

Hello, I'm considering purchasing Moneydance and switching from GNUCash. The polished UI and DropBox sync features are some of the driving reasons for the switch. I have a couple questions though:

1) For the DropBox sync, I assume these are encrypted, correct? What specific form of encryption do you use (e.g. AES256)?

2) For the locally stored files, are they likewise encrypted before reading/writing to disk? If not, then I can write a script to gpg the underlying files when I'm done, but is there a way I can write a plug-in to accomplish this?

3) What format is the underlying data stored in, and can I backup/track it over time? For example, on GNUCash un-compressed, the information is stored in a simple xml document which I keep checked into a git repo to do revision-control tracking, in case of mistake on my part. I then tar this up and encrypt the archive. If anything ever happens, I can always write a script to extract the underlying data. Can I similarly access and track Moneydance's records over time?


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  1. Archive - Encrypting your data file

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    Moneydance can encrypt your data file for increased security. If you would like Moneydance to remember your online banking passwords, select the “Store Online Passwords in File” option. To encrypt, click File → Encryption. If you encrypt your data file your backup files will also be encrypted.

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