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manual:user_guide:tools:backup [2020/07/28 17:20] (current)
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-  * <wrap box>Menu > More functions > Backup Manager</wrap> 
  
-The Backup Manager enables **one-time backup of Locus settings, points and tracks** or defines **periodic automatic backups**. Backups can be also **shared** to your favorite **cloud services** and used for **[[manual:faq:move_to_new_device_sd_card|transferring the application data from one device to another]]**. +We strongly recommend to back up your Locus data - **settings, points and tracks**. This tool enables to define **periodic automatic backups** and trigger **one-time backups**. Backup manager is also an essential tool for **[[manual:faq:move_to_new_device_sd_card|transferring the application data from one device to another]]**. 
-===== Manual Backup ===== +
-{{ :manual:user_guide:tools:backup.png?nolink |}} +
-  * **Backup all** - enables immediate **one-time backup of all settings, points and tracks** into one package. The **time stamp** is default as the package name but it is possible to change it. By default, the package is stored into //Locus/Backup// directory (it can be changed in //settings > miscellaneous > default directories//). +
-  * **Backup settings only** - creates the settings backup package. Useful if you use various sets of app properties. +
-  * **Restore** - shows content of ///Locus/backup/// directory from which you can **select a backup file to restore**. In case of file with all backup you are prompted to select **what content of the package you want to restore**. +
-==== Backup sharing ==== +
-After the backup file is created you can **share** it - **send it to [[http://www.dropbox.com|Dropbox]], email it, share it on social networks** etc. Just tap {{:manual:user_guide:ic_share_alt.png?nolink&30|}} in the confirmation box: +
-{{ :manual:user_guide:tools:backup02.png?nolink |}}+
 ===== Automatic Backup ===== ===== Automatic Backup =====
 {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:backup06.png?nolink |}} {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:backup06.png?nolink |}}
-... saves settings, points and tracks periodically to //Locus/backup/auto// directory without user's interference. You can also set automatic backup to **Dropbox or Google Drive**.+... saves settings, points and tracks periodically to //Locus/backup/auto// directory and optionally to **Dropbox or Google Drive**. How to set it up:
   - **Enable** automatic backup   - **Enable** automatic backup
-  - Set **date** of the next backup, **repetition frequency**, **number** of stored backups and backup to **cloud**:\\ +  - Set **repetition frequency**, **number** of stored backups and backup to **cloud** (optional but strongly recommended):\\ 
 {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:backup03.png?nolink |}} {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:backup03.png?nolink |}}
 ==== Backup to cloud ==== ==== Backup to cloud ====
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   * Cloud backup is available only on devices with Android 5.0 and newer   * Cloud backup is available only on devices with Android 5.0 and newer
 </WRAP> </WRAP>
-==== Edit and cancel ==== 
-When the automatic backup is enabled the menu in the entry dialog offers option to edit its properties or cancel it:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:backup07.png?nolink |}} 
  
 +===== Manual Backup =====
 +Saves a single backup file with Locus data to //Locus/backup/// directory (it can be changed in //settings > miscellaneous > default directories//). The file name is by default its **time stamp** but it can be changed. 
 +{{ :manual:user_guide:tools:backup.png?nolink |}}
 +  * **Backup all** - creates a backup of **all settings, points and tracks** in one package. 
 +  * **Backup settings only** - creates the settings backup package. Useful if you use various sets of app properties.
 +  * **Restore** - shows content of ///Locus/backup/// directory from which you can **select a backup file to restore**. In case of a file with all backup, you are prompted to select **what content of the package you want to restore**.
 +==== Backup sharing ====
 +After the backup file is created you can **share** it - **send it to [[http://www.dropbox.com|Dropbox]], email it, share it on social networks** etc. Just tap {{:manual:user_guide:ic_share_alt.png?nolink&30|}} in the confirmation box:
 +{{ :manual:user_guide:tools:backup02.png?nolink |}}
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