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Moving to new device, are "new" episodes understood and downloaded without backing up media on the old device?

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chis
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Moving to new device, are "new" episodes understood and downloaded without backing up media on the old device?

On my old devoce I have many podcasts for which I'm listening to old episodes as I work my way through them. I have some of these downloaded in case the old ones stop being available.

If I export the DoggCatcher settings to the new device, will DoggCatcher there know the current status of all my episodes? Eg. the most recent 15 episodes of podcast A are new.
Will DoggCatcher happily download the unlistened new episodes available so I'd have the same set to listen to?
If there are any podcasts which no longer provide the oldest episodes, can I find them and copy them from my old device?

Alternatively I could copy the settings and all the media from the old device but I suspect I have some duplicates or left-over media from previous device misbehavior. Is there a way to clean out the extra media that doesn't match the expected set?

WayneC
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See FAQ post "Backup/Restore"

See FAQ post "Backup/Restore" http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/6668 backup the app & move/copy the backup directory to your new device by email/PC/SD card
The backup location is displayed on the backup/restore screen.

If I export the DoggCatcher settings to the new device, will DoggCatcher there know the current status of all my episodes? Eg. the most recent 15 episodes of podcast A are new.

Yes as long as you run the backup feature first on your old device.

Will DoggCatcher happily download the unlistened new episodes available so I'd have the same set to listen to? Yes
If there are any podcasts which no longer provide the oldest episodes, can I find them and copy them from my old device? yes...

1. if your old & new device both uses an SD card ...once the app is installed on your new device and run the restore feature, the app will recognize the Android data directory

2. If your new device doesn't support SD cards you can move media files, but you put the files in the correct directory - in some cases you may have to create a virtual feed http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/1810

Alternatively I could copy the settings and all the media from the old device but I suspect I have some duplicates or left-over media from previous device misbehavior. Is there a way to clean out the extra media that doesn't match the expected set? Once you've run the restore feature the app will restore your configurations & settings and will download all currently available media files.....

I don't think there will be any duplicate files downloaded unless the feed publishers have duplicate files on their servers. If both devices support SD cards and you use the same card with your new device then all files with still be there once you've run the restore feature.

chis
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It worked perfectly!

It worked perfectly!

On new device, installed DoggCatcher, copied across the backup and it happily restored all my podcast media and listening position, and settings.
Many thanks.

WayneC
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You're welcome

You're welcome