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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
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-==== 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 |}}
manual/user_guide/tools/backup.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/28 17:20 by mstupka