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Save and restore settings

Constantin Reiter 2 years ago updated by GCDroid Support 1 year ago 9

Save all settings, templates and databases in the cloud (onedrive, gdrive, Dropbox) and syncronise it with other device eg tablet. 

updated by support@gcdroid: only handle settings

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if you aleady have dropbox/etc you can easily copy DB there before phone upgrade. If I had some big DBs I'd do that. Only keeping GC codes would not be what I want. I want the data. I played with databases of 50k caches or more.

But I don't think GCDroid should backup large data like that.

Settings (templates are part of that) should be saved though.

Updating title to reflect my intentions...

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mhhhh, settings and templates can be handles within GCDroid.... databases are BIG ;-) 

given the fact that I already have download for Dropbox I might be able to figure something out...

Google Drive sounds more convenient that Dropbox, since every Android user has Drive?

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I think settings and templates are more useful than databases. 

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I guess databases are rather big. But simple backup of settings and automatic restore sounds like a good idea...


What about exporting the gc-codes only for each DB, and then be able to import them again? That's the only state that could be of interest to export isn't it? This could be an optional part of the backup/import process?

On the other hand, not sure what the use case is, except for when upgrading your smartphone. If there are other/more use cases, it might be worth more energy.

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if you aleady have dropbox/etc you can easily copy DB there before phone upgrade. If I had some big DBs I'd do that. Only keeping GC codes would not be what I want. I want the data. I played with databases of 50k caches or more.

But I don't think GCDroid should backup large data like that.

Settings (templates are part of that) should be saved though.

Updating title to reflect my intentions...

I like this feature request a lot. Not only useful when upgrading your phone, but very useful if phone needs a factory reset. I'm also a beta tester, so this could be a big time saver when switching between beta and public versions.

I fully agree that large databases do not need to be backed up, since it is easy to reimport them as needed.

Big thumbs up and plus 1 :)

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custom maps settings (NOT downloaded offline maps), logtemplates and all preferences will now be backed up automatically.

settings changed right before uninstalling the app will NOT be backed up. Googles backup service runs every few hours. So changes made within let's say the last half day will be lost.

this is the case for all apps that use the built-in backup which is what an app should do.

that being said it will also only work if the newly installed app is either the same or newer compared to the backup.

so if you 'downgrade' GCDroid the backup will not be restored! which is good since the backup could be incompatible with the older version of GCDroid.

done :-)