User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Hi, I have been searching through the bug database but was unable to find a similar problem report. This happened to me today on my Windows 2000 box - but it could happen on any other system. When a system freezes unrecoverably - which seems to be an attractive feature of Windows - and you must either press the reset button or pull the power cord then Mozilla may not be able to completely save the bookmarks.html file to disk. Can you please implement a feature into a new version of Mozilla that allows the user to reuglarily save the bookmarks.html file including at least tow levels of backups? This feature could be added to the "Edit / Preferences..." menu under Navigator as an new menu item "Save Bookmarks" with the possiblity to set a time frame between say one and 60 minutes where Mozilla refreshes the bookmarks.html file in the current running profile and you should be able to select from a drop down menu how many backups you want to create. Also it'll be good to have in the Bookmarks drop down menu a new menu item called Restore Bookmark Backup. I think this will fit neatly underneath the entry Manage Bookmarks... BTW: I am happy to test this featuer if you let me know when it is implemented. Thanks! --Christian Reproducible: Didn't try Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
Dupe of bug 193749?
IMHO this is a dupe of bug 131105. The other bug from comment 1 is for the loss of all prefs and bookmarks.
José, I wouldn't call it a duplication of bug 193749. My request falls into the same category. However I am suggesting a feature change / update to overcome such an issue. Do you want me to post my request into that bug and carry on working with 193749? --Christian
See also bug 101319 (save bookmarks only when bookmarks are updated).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: system dies - bookmarks.html "damaged" → Bookmark backup & restore
Hi, I suggest to add a feature to Mozilla / Firebird that allows to create backups of files such as bookmarks.html, Personal toolbar, mail prefs, news prefs, etc. How about adding a menu entry to the "Edit / Preferences..." menu underneath the "Navigator" branch called "Settings backup"? This should contain tick boxes of what somebody wants to backup, to where and how often (time interval) this should happen. Also a restore feature should be introduced with a selection option what and which backup should be restored. This may solve some of the issues where an OS freezes or crashes unrecoverably. --Christian
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 193567 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
oops, sorry, wrong tab
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
*** Bug 232297 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Reassigning as per Bug #32644
Assignee: p_ch → nobody
Status: REOPENED → NEW
No comment in two years. How (and when) to solve this bug may depend on whether the places.sqlite database will be ported to SeaMonkey, something not yet decided AFAIK.
When/if we switch to places bookmarks backend, this would be fixed there, as far as I know.
QA Contact: bookmarks
The relevant bugs for the FF2 solution (based on bookmarks.html) are bug 218636, bug 305004 and bug 307135. Asking for blocking SM2 since I think this is a very important, basic functionality.
Not blocking 2.0 on this, see comment 12
Flags: blocking-seamonkey2? → blocking-seamonkey2-
Trunk (and 2.1a3) offers Backup/Restore using the JSON format directly in the Bookmarks Manager now, and creates up to five backups per day automatically. Thus this bug is done. Marking WFM for now; KaiRo, please resolve as you like.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago → 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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