You can save all data in the J-Bird database to files of comma-separated values (CSV), and you can restore the database from from those files. To save data into CSV files, select File -> Dump raw tables to CSV. The files are stored in a zip archive file named CSVDump.zip in the J-Bird data directory. To restore a database from CSV files, run the database builder and choose the option for rebuilding the database from previously dumped raw table files.
Backing up data never hurts. It is recommended that you dump the database to CSV files at the end of each session that you use J-Bird.
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Last updated 15 June 2006