Crash during save causes data loss

Bug #1174079 reported by lcampagn on 2013-04-28
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

I recently had Inkscape crash in the middle of saving a file. The resulting file saved to disk was truncated to about half its original size and no automatic backup file was generated, thus causing data loss. I do not know the cause of the error.

To prevent this happening in the future, I recommend that inkscape write to a new file when it saves, then rename the new file to the original file name only after it is completely written.

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2013-04-29
tags: added: crash saving
jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2013-04-29
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → High
janos (janos-asboth) wrote :

Highly annoying, about 5 days works down the drain. Yes, I know, I should have backuped, but still.

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2016-04-01
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Triaged
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