I just asked the question about a lost RTF file and have been exploring locating backups both from within DTPro and in my Documents file. The Documents file has only one DT database listed – I assume the current version. I have not been able to find the other recent backups in the Documents file.
Various version of backups used to be listed in the User Library with DT before the Pro version.
Now, the only versions of backups I can see are under Tools, when I click on “Restore Backup …”
Currently, my list called “Select Backup” lists 5 options, with the sizes from most recent:
The top two backups date from after DT crashed and I asked DT to Rebuild the database.
I’ve noticed similar differences in backup sizes in DevonThink, before the Pro version.
What could account for the huge differential in size of backups? If anything, I’ve mostly added files since the date of the very large backup; I deleted just a few. Does this mean I lost 3/4 of my files between three days ago and today? It doesn’t seem so just looking at the folder and file names and numbers and random checking to see if the actual files are still there.
Also, a related question: When I Get Info on my DT Pro database in the Documents file, it tells me the database is 923.9 MB on disk. Why is there such a difference between the backup size and the actual file size?
I’d feel much more secure using this program if there were good reasons for these differentials.