Sketchup 2018 - CPU crashed and all was lost

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Sketchup 2018 - CPU crashed and all was lost

Postby derei » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:26 pm

My machine's CPU crashed: BSOD Error 124 (was overclocked and it became unstable). The problem is that by doing so, I lost the entire SketchUp file, despite the fact it was saved on the disk. The saved copy disappeared, the autosave wasn't there and even the backup copy was corrupted.

At this stage, I am sure there is no way to recover the lost file, but it worries me the way SU is dealing with saving the files, if it is so easy to lose a project. Imagine if there is something one has been working for weeks or months and it just vanishes from the disk because SU doesn't have a redundancy system that would prevent such failures.
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Re: Sketchup 2018 - CPU crashed and all was lost

Postby kaas » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:19 pm

Daily backup-ing to an external disk is a must (when doing projects commercially). Having to re-do everything and/or explain to a client the project will have a big delay is a nightmare scenario.
Edit: TIG's archiver is also nice for creating backups
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Re: Sketchup 2018 - CPU crashed and all was lost

Postby derei » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:29 pm

kaas wrote:Daily backup-ing to an external disk is a must (when doing projects commercially). Having to re-do everything and/or explain to a client the project will have a big delay is a nightmare scenario.
Edit: TIG's archiver is also nice for creating backups

I agree... was my exact thought after this event.
Still, this does not excuse the poor programming behind SketchUp's Save feature. A SAVED file on the disk should NOT be touched before the new saved copy is CONFIRMED to be viable. Overwriting files on-the-fly is a recipe for disaster.
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