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marc
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auto backup

Can there be a setting to auto backup all the settings on a daily/weekly basis?

Last night i cleared my data cache on my phone and did not remember to backup my settings prior to the wipe. I had an older backup with all my feeds, the issue was all the podcast since the day i backed up where re-imported after the first sync. Now I need to delete all the feeds that i listened to.

eric
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I have that on the todo list.

I have that on the todo list. In the meantime, you might be ok with a backup app in the market. You might need to get root on your device but that seems to be pretty easy for most devices.

marc
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would titanium backup do the

would titanium backup do the same as the internal backup?

eric
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I've never used it but you're

I've never used it but you're going to need something that can get at the doggcatcher data directory (on internal storage) which I'm pretty sure you need root for.

jamms
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Yes Titanium back up will sufice as a doggcatcher back up

I have a droid incredible, rooted, and the data is on the EMMC part of my phone. I have restored data only many times and had it work successfully. It is more handy that then built in back up because it remembers if you move the location of your doggcatcher data for you. If you format your phone and go to restore a doggcatcher backup it only works if your data location is the same.

Shad
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Auto or manual backup settings to SD card

If you're talking about the key/value pair (getSharedPreferences()?) storage facility in android, it's not a well designed concept for data recovery. If the internal memory runs out of space or gets corrupted, or you do a hard reset, clear the cache, ect. your app data is toast. Most casual Android users won't be rooted or have a backup solution that backs up this data.
Twice this month I've had to factory reset my phone. Once was because of corrupt android files, the other was because of a failed update. Many of the apps that I reinstall from the Market either automatically save preferences/settings to SD card or let you save it manually like DC does, and recovering some of them was a breeze. I'm feeling bad about not taking advantage of the backup/restore solution you do provide. An automatic backup might be useful for those of us that forget to use that option or not know it's there. To make it more automatic: How it might work is when you initially install DC, it will ask you for the storage directory. If it finds a backup of the preferences and data there, it should ask if you want to restore them. Backing up should be often, as often as Android data gets saved so feeds don't get too far out of wack when recovered.

davidreis
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Please do it properly!

Backup to SD is not the proper implementation of backup! Android provides a backup mechanism that is automatic and transparent to users. It just works! Here's detail on how to do it:

http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/backup.html

Could you implement instead of this auto backup thing? Consider also deprecating the "Backup to SD" feature, as it seems to be strictly worse than auto backup to cloud.

eric
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I might end up doing that

I might end up doing that way. That api was designed specifically for the problem we address with the sd card backup, so I completely agree that it would be helpful.

I played around with it once but it turned out to be quite a bit of work so I put it on hold. One of the drawback is that not all devices will support the backup api, so getting rid of the sd card backup isn't an option for everyone. I'll probably take another stab at it though.

Thanks for the feedback.

Rune
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Would be perfect

I really wish developers would use this feature. Especially game devs. Backing up to cloud would be excellent when 1) moving between ROMs 2) or moving between devices.