Just wondering, when exactly does EagleFiler actually save a record? For example, if I edit an existing RTF record, does it save it when I go to view a different record, or if I quit EagleFiler without going to a different record, does it save it at that point? I haven’t been watching the Activity Monitor much, but is there some indexing going on after I update a record? Should I be careful about quiting EagleFiler too quickly, or will it warn me?
Another question regarding encrypted EagleFiler Libraries and when they are decrypted/encrupted. So far, I haven’t made an encrypted library more that a few records, and the decryption and especially the encryption seem instantaneous. When I open the Sparseimage file, it prompts me for the encryption password. If the encrypted library is large - perhaps a few hundred one-screen RTF records and maybe up to 2Gb, will it take awhile (as in “minutes”) for the entire library to be decrypted?
Then, when you open the the XXXX.eflibrary file in the mounted volume, I assume it opens at the same speed as any unencrypted library. Lets say you then add/modify records in the library and when you close the library (or quit EagleFiler), I assume that the library in the mounted volume is not encrypted yet. Does the “re-encryption” take place when you eject the mounted volume? If so, will this take some time for a library with a few hundred records and maybe up to 2Gb (as in minutes)? If so, are there issues with waiting to shut down, or if the library is on an attached external disk, ejecting that disk? All these questions stem from the appearance that this process is transparent and “instantaneous” (with my very small sample library).
One of the features of EagleFiler that sets it apart from some other apps is that you can encrypt the entire library instead of just one record at a time. I appreciate this capability, because I envision having one of my libraries with many RTF records that all would need to be encrypted.
Thanks for your observations.