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    We recently had an experience where some dashboards seem to have been reverted to previous versions.
    How could this happen?
    Where does Pulse store data?



    Pulse stores all dashboards, database connection details etc. to one single database file pulsedb.mv.db.

    • Usually with a .zip install or running on linux/mac the file is called pulsedb.mv.db and in the current directory where you run Pulse.
    • On a windows installation, Pulse is installed to C:\Program Files\pulse as is best practice on windows installs, Pulse saves the database to: C:\Users\{{current-username}}\pulse so that each user can have their own settings.

    Note sometimes you will see both a pulsedb.trace.db and pulsedb.mv.db file. pulsedb.trace.db is a temporary file written to when Pulse is running to allow faster database operations.

    I can’t think of many scenarios where Pulse would save then lose data and it hasn’t been reported by other users.

    Perhaps the original pulse.mv.db was created with different user permissions? e.g. You installed and first ran as root and now are trying to run as a limited user?

    Or you ran Pulse from a different current directory? Thereby creating different configurations?

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