Backups

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Re: Backups

Post by G4DWV - Guy » 19 Jan 2015, 00:32

K7PT wrote:If you click on the "View Config Path" button it displays the path were it will be found if the "default" is used.

C:\Users\K7PT\AppData\Roaming\LogOM\Backup file name.
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Re: Backups

Post by G3UGK » 17 Sep 2018, 16:02

Two questions:

What is being backed up? and how do I restore whatever it is that I've backed up?

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Re: Backups

Post by G4POP » 17 Sep 2018, 16:38

1. Log4OM backups save all of the users configuration files and an ADIF file of the users logbook which contains all of his QSO's

2. In the event of a restore being required the user just copies the backed up configuration files into the C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\LogOM folder and then imports the ADIF file of the logged QSO's into Log4Om using the File/Import ADIF facility.


TIP.

I save my backups, and my Logbook.SQLite file on the cloud (Dropbox, Google drive etc) so that even in the event of a complete hard drive failure I can still retrieve the data using another computer or the internet.


This is covered in the user guide.
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Re: Backups

Post by G3UGK » 17 Sep 2018, 16:45

Thanks again. Yes I use Google drive for absolutely everything

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Re: Backups

Post by G3UGK » 17 Sep 2018, 17:22

Checked the user manual but can't find a reference to "Depth" as part of the backup process. It's set to 6 as default I guess, but can you explain what it means please?
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Re: Backups

Post by G4POP » 17 Sep 2018, 17:35

Depth means it will save 'n' number of backups, in your example 6 then the 7th time it backs up the oldest stored backup is deleted.

I recommend you set the 1st backup level to 10 and also use a secondary backup location with no delete
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Re: Backups

Post by G3UGK » 17 Sep 2018, 17:42

Thanks

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