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Option to backup tabs and tab's group

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:32 am
by pfeno
Hi,

I would like to know if it's possible to add a option to backup/restore open tabs and tab's group when a backup was done?
Actually i use FEBE 8.3.1 on Firefox 35.0.1.

Thanks,
Pascal

Re: Option to backup tabs and tab's group

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:03 pm
by cbaker_admin
That sounds like a reasonable request but unfortunately it is not really feasible.

Fx stores the current session in a file named sessionstore.js in your [profile] folder. The problem is that the file only exists when Fx is closed. It is read immediately when Fx is opened, processed and promptly deleted, then created anew when Fx closes. Since it is not there during a browsing session, FEBE cannot back it up.

In theory, you could create a FEBE user-defined backup that backs up the [profile]/sessionstore-backups directory. But to get it to actually work you would have to first restore it, then close Fx, delete the sessionstore.js file and re-open Fx. It will complain that it cannot find the file and ask you if you want to use one of the backups. A pretty convoluted solution I think.

You can read more about how Fx handles session in this article.

Re: Option to backup tabs and tab's group

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:53 pm
by Alloneword
That's a shame i came here just to see if i was missing some setting or another, oh well, guess i will have to back up more often.

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