Move and merge databases across devices

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Move and merge databases across devices

Post by Jordan » Sat May 11, 2019 2:22 pm

Hi Harry,

I have LapTimer data and video recordings on two different iPhones, a 4S and a 7. I want to move/copy the database and video from the 4S to the 7 because (a) the 7 is faster, and (b) the video and data are too large for the 4S to create the exported overlay videos; it keeps crashing. However, I don't want to lose/throw away/overwrite all of the recorded data and video already on the 7. I know how to move videos from one phone to another, but how can I merge the databases' recorded data and not lose the existing, originally recorded sync points for the videos?

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Post by Harry » Sat May 11, 2019 4:33 pm

Please export all your lap to the .HLPTRL format and send it to a mail account you can read on your 7. Tap the attachment on the 7 to import that data. Imports are always "additional". This mean when importing a file twice, you will have all laps doubled. Imports will not delete existing laps.

You can find the export function in Lap List (bottom tool bar).

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Post by Harry » Sat May 11, 2019 4:34 pm

P.S. Video links and sync points are part of the .HLPTRL file.
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Re: Move and merge databases across devices

Post by Jordan » Sat May 11, 2019 11:34 pm

Thank you!
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Post by PitrsRS » Wed May 15, 2019 4:28 pm

Hi, I want to ask. I'm switching phones, is there any simple solution to move all data at once from one phone to another? Both are on android
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Post by Harry » Wed May 15, 2019 4:33 pm

I believe phone migration is not yet standardized for Android - this would make it a lot easier.
For a manual transfer, please see the FAQ in data backup/restore/migration here in the forum: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3341

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Re: Move and merge databases across devices

Post by PitrsRS » Wed May 15, 2019 4:49 pm

So there is no some "cloud" backup function for example to Dropbox/Google drive /one drive. To tell app "grab everything, put it into ZIP and upload it to cloud storage"? Well, it will be a long night then...
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