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  • Backups (Part 1: Local)

    Aug 21, 2018

    If there’s one difficult question to ask in Support, it’s: “Do you have current local backups of your  DEVONthink  databases?” Too often, the answer is, “No” or “I’ve been thinking about starting backups, but I ne … (more)

  • Backups (Part 3: Online)

    Sep 4, 2018

    When we discuss backups, we generally advocate primary backups on local drives. However, we sometimes hear, “But, I want to use an online backup!” While, this is indeed possible, here are a few thi … (more)

  • Backups (Part 2: Locally Hidden)

    Aug 28, 2018

    As mentioned last week, we sometimes receive support requests from people where the best option is to restore data from backups. All too often we find out they have not been diligent in keeping their … (more)

  • Internal Metadata Backups

    Aug 29, 2017

    DEVONthink does not have a system for automatically backing up everything. DEVONthink has a setting in its Preferences > Backup that controls how many internal metadata backups are done. These … (more)

  • Online Backup with Arq and Amazon S3

    Apr 8, 2014

    Backups are something that every computer user is supposed to do but nobody really enjoys doing it. Apple's Time Machine makes it a lot easier, at least when you have a second hard disk or a Time … (more)

  • Going Back to a Backup

    May 1, 2007

    Why-o-ever it may happen, databases can go corrupt. Be it a damaged file system, a system hang, or, Heaven forbid!, a DEVONthink crash. But, no reason to panic. First, run Tools > Verify & … (more)

  • Interview: Prof. Dr. Frank Thissen

    Oct 1, 2013

    A few months ago I got into contact with Dr. Frank Thissen, lecturer at the Stuttgart Media University popup: true (Hochschule der Medien, HdM) in Germany. Frank is a DEVONthink power user and we … (more)

  • License Server Failure

    Dec 30, 2008

    Just in time for the Christmas holidays our FileMaker server failed and corrupted our customer and license database. We have, of course, tons of backups and I restored all functionality but it may be … (more)

  • An Online Storage Service Worth a Look

    Jan 23, 2008

    Last week I came across an interesting backup and archival solution: JungleDisk . It uses Amazon's S3 storage and makes it available as a local WebDAV disk. You can use it to make regular or … (more)