Database Administration

If you are using a real DBMS to hold your botanic data, then you need do something about database administration. While database adnimistration is far beyond the scope of this document, we make our users aware of it.


SQLite is not what one would consider a real DBMS: each SQLite database is just in one file. Make safety copies and you will be fine. If you don’t know where to look for your database files, consider that, per default, bauble puts its data in the ~/.bauble/ directory.

In Windows it is somewhere in your AppData directory, most likely in AppData\Roaming\Bauble. Do keep in mind that Windows does its best to hide the AppData directory structure to normal users.

The fastest way to open it is with the file explorer: type ``%APPDATA%` and hit enter.


Please refer to the official documentation.


Please refer to the official documentation. A very thorough discussion of your backup options starts at chapter_24.

Bauble Configuration

Bauble uses a configuration file to store values across invocations. This file is associated to a user account and every user will have their own configuration file.

To review the content of the Bauble configuration file, type :prefs in the text entry area where you normally type your searches, then hit enter.

You normally do not need tweaking the configuration file, but you can do so with a normal text editor program. Bauble configuration file is at the default location for SQLite databases.

Reporting Errors

Should you notice anything unexpected in Bauble’s behaviour, please consider filing an issue on the Bauble development site.

Bauble development site can be accessed via the Help menu.