Thanks very much and I apologize if that’s been answered before. I did search the forums and didn’t get a quick hit.
I’m sure that you all have your vision of build out of a “final” stable version of functionality give or take some features. For Agenda to be an “industrial” application, that is, something that someone could make their “critical” store of information, a switch away from this local implementation will be mandatory long-term because it’s not really feasible to tie up lots of textual data in a “database” on just a local machine and (worse) a local user.
There are two approaches, one being handed off to the user, one forcing a centralized server model. The more elegant and long-term viable solution, is to provide the user the capability to store the files on any NFS drive that’s available which would support privacy restrictions (for things like HIIPA, FERPA and other regulatory compliance. Many research projects have to assure security and privacy in order to obtain and maintain grants, for instance. This goes way beyond a simple consideration for Dropbox, Google Drive or simple WebDAV kinds of mini-solutions.
Of course, if your vision is much smaller and is targeted around individual solutions only, then private data works for the short haul and works for non-industrial use, too.
Appreciate the explanation. As we, and others expand our use of the product, there needs to be a way for us to back up our data explicitly (apart from, say, Time Machine). I just went through a crash of my main office computer where the motherboard and Fusion drive(s) were wiped clean. I was fortunate to have the sync set on my laptop and my office computer so that, apparently, the local database was preserved via iCloud. When I brought my “new” computer home, and re-installed Agenda on it, all I had to do was sign in via the Preferences and my data magically appeared (I’m assuming via iCloud sync).