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  1. There's an update to the OP explaining it. I also explained it in that giant wall of text in this note:
  2. @DTLow, Regarding backups. I found your post here: It appears you use a apple script that you wrote to utilize the enscripting engine to do your daily and full overlay backups. I'm sure there are windows client versions of the same type of thing out there that will run using the windows install. I've used geek-note before. In fact, I currently automate the regular creation of journaling notes using geek-note from a unix cron-job. I'd like to implement something independent of the scripting engine or the OS shell to do the backups. I want a more intelligent process (not to say yours isn't intelligent, I like it). I also want it to be independent of the OS. I'd like it to run on my UNIX data backup system. I imagine the process maintaining its own database or possibly scanning the locally synced html files to establish the modified data min threshold it needs to use, maybe an INI file with a simple modified date threshold, or something else; I'm not so sure yet. I'm in feasibility/discovery at this point. I'd like it to audit the local cache of html files against the en system somehow. I would like to resolve any worry that my local cache isn't complete. So, maybe a database is a good idea. I'm considering Java as the implementation language using the evernote sdk for java library (https://github.com/evernote/evernote-sdk-java). I'm not sure how well this will serve my purposes (feasibility). I haven't actually read the documentation on it yet (discovery). Are you aware of any code out there that does the backups using anything of this level of analysis? Or, is the apple script solution you wrote the best thing out there currently? The evernote client does a regular sync to update the headers in the local sqlite database and to update the frontend. It's apparently using a call to the server that gets changes it needs to sync. Do you know if there is any documentation on what the client does to get the info it needs to sync? Do you think it possibly uses the same logic of querying for anything with a modified date that is more current than the latest modified object in the database like you do in your script? Thanks for your help, Bill
  3. I'm aware of my location and the actions I'm taking. Thanks for the recap, I'm not trying to be rude with you, I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Just understand that I'm trying to resolve a problem with data loss, my data loss, not speculating from outside the problem. You'll have to excuse my tone. Anyway... Thanks for the links. You inspired me to take a look at the db schema. You may be interested in the information I found. There's a separate notebook_attr table also. That means that a "notebook" is a separate object that contains notes, not just an attribute on the note. The "notebook" field on the note_attr table is a copy of the "name" field from the notebook_attr table. There's also a notebook_uid field on the note_attr table. That appears to "FK" to the notebook_attr "uid" field. I have no knowledge of how the application code actually uses these fields however experience in database application best practices tells me that they likely use the notebook_uid to gather notes that belong to each notebook. the "notebook" field is likely just a quick and dirty way for the application to quickly display the notebook name (likely using the notebook_uid as well for the link to) when displaying the note in the editor/viewer. I see my deleted notebook and its notes in the notebook_attr and note_attr tables. I was going to do a little digging to see what I could to to locate a "status code" or see if I could generate an export of the rows for re-importing into the application. However, I noticed that the "stack" field on notebook_attr was blank for this notebook. It was in a stack prior to the supposed "delete". It appears that the notebook was simple removed from the stack it was in and resides as a notebook on its own. I was unable to find it in the frontend/client because it wasn't where I expected it to be. I was able to find it in the client and re-added it to the stack. makes sense why it would not be in trash. It makes sense that the notes in a notebook would be moved to the trash when the notebook is deleted. Maybe they could also put a reference to the notebook itself there as well but it's good to know that at least the notes go there. I tried with a test junk notebook. It does prompt you to type "Delete" before actually applying the action. Removing a notebook from a stack doesn't require a prompt so that makes sense that I didn't receive a confirmation prompt. If there are methods of backing up just changes/additions/removals on a daily basis, that would be something I'd be interested in. I take good care of all the other data in my life. It's backed up in multiple copies in multiple locations and rotated. Evernote data is the one exposure I live with. I've looked for solutions in the past. Nothing seemed reasonable. I'll definitely take a skim through the forum again to see if there's something I missed. Cheers @DTLow
  4. Hey, @DTLow. Thanks for the suggestion. It's not in the web platform trash either. I don't understand why you can recover notes but not notebooks. I'd like it escalated, please. Do I need to submit a new ticket somewhere to get data systems involved? Someone can recover it, I'd like whoever that is to get involved, even if that means the systems DBA getting involved to dig through archives. Evernote does not provide a convenient delta backup utility. Exporting my entire account through the desktop client everyday is not a reasonable practice to take up. I have quite a large volume of notes. I trust evernote to provide adequate "SVN" like capabilities. I'd say this experience causes considerable doubt for me that I should continue to trust my information to evernote. Thanks, Bill
  5. Hi, While trying to select "rename" on a notebook, in the android client, i hit "delete" instead. The client didn't ask for confirmation, it just deleted the notebook. The notebook, nor any of its notes, appear in the trash in the android client nor in the synced windows client. I do not want this notebook deleted and need it back along with all of its notes. Please help. Also, please fix the delete function to ask for confirmation. Thanks, Bill UPDATE: This issue has resolved. The notebook was removed from a stack, not deleted. The notebook was found by digging through the local sqlite database.
  6. Thanks, @Matt W.. FYI: I submitted ticket #1438992 for this issue.
  7. Scenario: An existing note with images in it: (image a, image b, image c, image d). Note has been saved in evernote. Open image for edit. Put cursor between image a and image b. Select "add attachment: camera". Snap three pictures: (image e, image f, image g). Click check mark to return new images to note. New note structure: image a, image e, image b, image f, image c, image d, image g. Expected note arrangement: image a, image e, image f, image g, image b, image c, image d. The scenario described above is very specific but is meant to be abstract. This behavior occurs regardless of cursor placement, unless cursor placement is at the end of the note in which case all new images will appear in the expected order following the last image in the original note version. It occurrs regardless of how many images (two or greater) are in the original note version and how many images (two or greater) are added in the edit. Reproducability: This happens every single time you perform these steps. Work arounds: Open note for edit. Place cursor after image a. Add new attachment: camera. Snap one picture. Click on check to add image. Make sure cursor is after image e. Add new attachment: camera. Snap one picture. Click on check to add image. Make sure cursor follows image f. Repeat steps until finished. Note structure will be as expected. In other words, adding images one at a time seems to be the only work around. This is not a "good" work around IMO. Thanks, bill.
  8. Bumb. Need this right now. I am trying to migrate selected exerpts of search results across multiple notes into a more appropriate notebook. I need to be able to create and edit notes in one notebook while retrieving information from search results in another/others. Two instances of the main window would be super helpful right now.
  9. bump? i'm doing the same exact thing and can easily foresee this becoming a problem like a month down the road since the most recent notes are on the bottom of the notebook. i am quite surprised this doesn't exist; seems like it would have been an original design decision.
  10. An option to change the sort ordering of notes in a notebook globally the same way you can set the font of notes globally would be nice. I'd like to sort all notes by CreatedDate globally and not have it fall back to ModifiedDate or not be sure what the sort order of another notebook will be. I'll mock up a quick form in java two show visually what I'm looking for if it's needed for clarity. Also, can options be saved in the cloud and shared among all devices? It seems like this would be ideal for everyone. Thanks. Edit, I went ahead and mocked up the example. See the "Notebook" -> "Sort Order" section of the attached images.
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