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I have the following problem (not a bug!) when using GRAMPS on Linux (or perhaps it is just me not knowing how to use it properly).

I was migrating my system to another pc and - after a backup with ALL my data including all media files - I run into the issue that Gramps creates a new folder, like NAMEOFTREE_2013-10-07.gpkg.media/Familytree/Docs/... in my home folder, instead of preserving the original folder structure, which was Familytree/Docs/.... When I now copy the folder /Familytree/Docs/... from NAMEOFTREE_2013-10-07.gpkg.media, then all media links are broken.

Is there a way to easily conduct a complete migration with GRAMPS with all data including media from one PC to another (I have not found out yet)?

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    You can reset the base path for media to whatever directory you want, as shown here gramps-project.org/wiki/… – Harry Vervet May 10 '15 at 18:52
  • Ah, ok. After I did this will this be always the media path directory as soon as I copy the gramps config.ini? – Til Hund May 10 '15 at 19:31
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You can reset the base path for media to whatever directory you want, as shown in the Gramps 4.1 Wiki Manual - Settings. The setting is found in:
Preferences > General > Base path for relative media paths

You should copy everything to the new PC before making any changes to settings. There shouldn't be any need to copy, move, or edit the config file separately.

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