I see QGIS makes a backup of the last manually saved project. But how about a timed interval that automatically makes backups as I work. Just had a QGIS crash dump, lost lot's of work. Can't save after every item I edit.

If there is not one I am surprised this has not been requested as a feature in the past.


Probably what you want is an autosave function.

There is an autoSaver plugin that you can install, that provides a basic autosave function for the current project and modified layers in edit mode, running at a specified interval. You can also specify to autosave into an alternate backup file.

You can find the plugin in the QGIS Python plugin repository: https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/autoSaver/.

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  • As chkaiser said this plugin is great. It saves a *.bak version of your project in the projects original folder location. Upon a crash simply navigate tot he folder, remove ".bak" from the name and open with QGIS. This plugin already saved me a load of work – Hannes Ledegen Oct 29 '18 at 13:40

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