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Autosave backups out of control

Discussion in 'Bug Reports' started by newscientist, May 16, 2017.

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  1. newscientist

    newscientist Trainee Engineer

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    For a while now autosaves have been misbehaving. Instead of only keeping the amount set in the world settings, a new Backup folder would be created at the end (or beginning, not sure) of each play session. It was annoying but didn't really affect me until the game started forgetting which save was the most recent. I only discovered the problem trying to find the correct save.
    Recent example:
    Code:
    C:\USERS\...\APPDATA\ROAMING\SPACEENGINEERS\SAVES\...\REALISTIC SURVIVAL
    ├───Backup
    │   ├───2017-05-14 234306
    │   ├───2017-05-14 234806
    │   ├───2017-05-14 235306
    │   ├───2017-05-14 235806
    │   ├───2017-05-15 000306
    │   ├───2017-05-15 000806
    │   ├───2017-05-15 001306
    │   ├───2017-05-15 001806
    │   ├───2017-05-15 002306
    │   └───2017-05-15 002748
    │       ├───Backup
    │       │   ├───2017-05-15 201021
    │       │   ├───2017-05-15 201520
    │       │   ├───2017-05-15 202020
    │       │   ├───2017-05-15 202520
    │       │   └───2017-05-15 202714
    │       │       ├───Backup
    │       │       │   ├───2017-05-16 000901
    │       │       │   ├───2017-05-16 001401
    │       │       │   ├───2017-05-16 001901
    │       │       │   ├───2017-05-16 002401
    │       │       │   ├───2017-05-16 002901
    │       │       │   ├───2017-05-16 003401
    │       │       │   ├───2017-05-16 003901
    │       │       │   ├───2017-05-16 004401
    │       │       │   ├───2017-05-16 004901
    │       │       │   └───2017-05-16 005342
    │       │       │       └───Storage
    │       │       │           └───377773977.sbm_Stargate
    │       │       └───Storage
    │       │           └───377773977.sbm_Stargate
    │       └───Storage
    │           └───377773977.sbm_Stargate
    └───Storage
        └───377773977.sbm_Stargate
    
    Now it has gotten so bad that this happened :
    Code:
    Failed to write voxel file 'C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\SpaceEngineers\Saves\...\Realistic Survival\Backup\2017-05-15 002748\Backup\2017-05-15 202714\Backup\2017-05-16 005342\.new\P(Mars-2044023682d120000)S(1407376141844507)A(G(StoneCoverageIronCore)M(Mars)__0)-3.vx2'
    Exception occured: System.IO.PathTooLongException: The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.
    
    I can easily move the saves to their proper place but I shouldn't have to.
     
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  2. I23I7

    I23I7 ME Tester

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    So right now the most recent saves are moving to back ups while the oldest ones are kept for loading up the supposedly "freshest" save right? The bug being this should be reverse behavior right?
     
  3. Jas

    Jas Apprentice Engineer

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    if you load a backup and then save, the game saves the world in the current backup dir for that save and create a new whole backup folders from there (here is the bug, should operate in the parent directory ../ ), backup of backup of backup, matrioska backup
     
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  4. CaD

    CaD Apprentice Engineer

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    Yep ive scrapped a couple games cos the damm thing had backups in the backups in the backups and I got so pissed off trying to find the right one I just gave up.
     
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  5. newscientist

    newscientist Trainee Engineer

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    Yeah it definitely seems like the oldest saves are being loaded.
     
  6. I23I7

    I23I7 ME Tester

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    Yep guys we got some X-zibit auto saves that like back up while you back up your backup so you can backup while you back up. The first programmer i have tried to explain this couldnt get it until i got sent him the meme which made him laugh for an afternoon.
     
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  7. newscientist

    newscientist Trainee Engineer

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    Thanks for fixing this, I no longer have to feel worried about whether the backups are misbehaving.
     
  8. I23I7

    I23I7 ME Tester

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    No problem.
     
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