In any case: BACKUP your existing note database!!!!!!! The format has not changed, but some default values (see the new config file-sample). Use this command to save your note database with your *old* version of note:
This works with both the mysql and the binary version.
You need to reedit your configfile. Please refer to the sample config in config/noterc.
This version of note has now encryption support build in. If you decide to use it, you need to re-initialize your note database. That's why, because your current database is unencrypted and *if* you want to secure your data, you need to secure everything. That means, your existing data must be encrypted before you can use this new capability!
Follow these steps:
backup existing db:
% note -D
backup the db:
% cp .notedb .notedb.save or (for mysql users!): % cp -r /usr/local/mysql/data/notedb ~/notedb.mysql.save
go into note and delete all existing notes:
% note -d 1-20 (or however)
now upgrade your note installation:
% perl Makefile.PL; make install
re-configure note. Turn $USE_CRYPT on by setting it to "YES".
re-initialize your database:
% note -I note.dump.2323 (or whatever)
note will prompt you for a passphrase. It will be used by Crypt::CBC for encrypting your data.
From now on, your data is encrypted. You will need the passphrase you set above for decrypting it! So - don't forget it!