Has anyone experience regular corruption of Shapefiles when saving edits in QGIS?
Since testing the new LTR, we have had regular occurrences of the Shapefile being corrupted, and "_packed" SHP and SHX components appear in the file folder.
I have updated Bug Report #14711 with some details, but so far have no feedback or comment. We were hoping to rollout to the rest of the organisation, but with the current level of file corruption occurring, we cannot risk wider use.
I can reproduce the corruption by having a duplicate copy of the Shapefile open in the QGIS project - NOT in edit mode, just open. I can do the exact same thing with duplicate versions open in previous versions with no corruption at all. I have also seen attributes disappear or change as I saved edits with the attribute table open, indicating some mix-up with record count in the DBF and the SHX components.
If anyone else has experience similar issues and been able to resolve we would love to hear so that we can continue with the planned roll-out of the new LTR that has so many other improvements.
QGIS version = 2.14.4 (LTR)
Shapefile location = both local C drive and network locations