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Backup/Restore problems with ZIP archive?

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Scorp
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Backup/Restore problems with ZIP archive?

DETAILS:
DoggCatcher Version: 1.2.4130
Device: Samsung Galaxy 3
Android Build: LRX22C.L720VPUGOH1
Carrier: Sprint
SUMMARY: I recently wiped my phone. Before doing so, I did a backup of Doggcatcher using the option in the Doggcatcher settings menu. I then copied those files to my google drive. After re-setting up the phone, I installed the latest version of Doggcatcher, went and downloaded the files, and put them in the backup directory. Doggcatcher can tell there is a number of files in that folder, but refuses to see them unless they are ZIP archives. I zipped the files up, and put them in the folder. This allows me to select the zip to restore from...but nothing happens after I do so.

I know in the past I have not needed to select from ZIP archives, so what changed? Is this a recent thing? I'm rather miffed as those backups had years of feed records on em.

I couldn't quite find anything in the forum regarding this specifically with the program looking for a ZIP. Please forgive me if I overlooked something though

eric
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Joined: 11/06/2008 - 22:02
We changed how backups were

We changed how backups were done in the last version so you could have multiple backups.

If you still have the backup, we should be able to get this working. As a part of migrating from the older version of dc (that didn't support multiple backups) to the new one, DC will automatically migrate any existing backup that you may have had when DC starts.

If you have version 1.2.4130 or newer on the new device, when it starts, it will take an existing backup, zip it up and put the zip in the backups directory. I think the old backups were in a directory called export.

So if you have the original backup and place it (the export directory) in the doggcatcher directory...so /DoggCatcher/exports, start up dc, you should then be able to restore from a backup that was created from that.

Scorp
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I see. I guess I was lost in

I see. I guess I was lost in a weird inbetween space - I factory reset my phone and wiped all the settings and apps before upgrading Doggcatcher to the latest version. Therefore my backups weren't already in the directory to be converted when I installed the newest version of Doggcatcher. My attempts to zip the backups up manually to mimic how the zips are made by the current version just left me with something the program could recognize but not implement.

In the end, I solved the problem myself by finding an .apk on the web to install an older version of Doggcatcher, manually moving the backup files into the backup director, and then restoring. The only weird thing was that when I then went to Google Play to upgrade to the newest version of Doggcatcher, it thought I already had it installed, so I could not choose to further upgrade. I had to then uninstall the older version of Doggcatcher and then install the newest one, which then finally converted the backup settings so I could use them.

Very convoluted, but I solved the problem, I guess.