I often wish that I knew more about a backup file found among old sets of DVDs. I don’t want to create a destination, import a backup, and blunder through the Data just to identify the contents.
It would be helpful if a Note in a Tree could be designated as the source of exported content to a ReadMe.txt file. This file could be inserted at the top-level of the backups generated by Gramps.
If I’m about to do something foolishly risky in Gramps, I’ll often make a special backup as a recovery point. But the difference between this backup & the next can rarely be explained in the filename. A description metadata would probably work… but I always walk away during the backup and neglect that final bit of housekeeping. So popping up the Note Editor in a bottombar with that designated note during the backup options would be a nice nag.
Perhaps a Database summary report (plus the System Info from the Bug Reporting Assistant) & could be embedded too… or maybe a Book could be generated for a more expansive look at the focal data… like, a person who does better with visual learning might want to have a graphical Pedigree or Fan Chart report on the Home Person instead of a text report.
If the backup restore had a (suppressible) display of the Database Summary during the file selection in the Restore process, there’d be less guesswork during selection. And if the ReadMe was displayed as the Restore was in progress, you could use it as a Distribution Note system. Tell people the points of interest (or recent discoveries) in a Tree distributed in backup format.