Protecting Your Coda Saved Sites
Somewhat randomly, after a hard crash on my system, I opened up Coda to find that it was unregistered and all my saved sites were gone. I wasn’t too happy about it, since there were probably 20 in there that I would have to dig through all kinds of old emails again to dig up the info, if I was even able to.
As it turns out, there is pretty much one file responsible for this: com.panic.Coda.plist – which is located at ~User~/Library/Preferences. Apparently it got lost or corrupted somehow. I was using Time Machine, so I should have been able to just notch back in time a little and grab an old copy. [Long unimportant story], I was unable to do that at the current time.
Thanks to a nice little Facebook conversation with Rahul Bansal, I have some tips to share to prevent it from happening again.
- Make sure your backup system backs up your Preference files. Should something go wrong, grab an old copy and replace it.
- If you happen to be a Transmit owner as well, you should make sure to first add all your sites to Transmit. Coda can import favorites from Transmit, but Transmit can’t import favorites from Coda. So if Coda goes a-foul, you’ll be able to snag them from Transmit easily.
- Never let your computer crash ever.
There is a secondary awesome feature of using Transmit as your master-source for all saved sites. Transmit syncs with .Mac. So if you have .Mac, all your computers will have the same saved sites on them in Transmit. When I first got my laptop, I was bewildered how it automatically knew all my saved sites, but this is clearly why. For the record, I have since stopped using .Mac because I think it’s over-priced and under-valued.