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Time Recording: Backup & Restore
• The app natively supports Google Drive and Dropbox. For other cloud providers see here.
• More infos on "Restore / Local backup" see here.
• Do not confuse "Backup and Restore" with "Reports":
- Backup/Restore is used for keeping your data safe, and for data recovery on a replacement phone in case of phone loss. Backup files cannot be opened outside of the app.
- If you want to pull your timesheet (e.g. in Excel spreadsheet format) use "Reports" instead.
(2) Backup to Google Drive or Dropbox
• "Create backup" copies all your Time Recording app data and settings to your Cloud provider (Google Drive or Dropbox). You'll need this backup file when moving to a new phone, or for data recovery after factory reset.
• We strongly recommend you enable "Auto backup" if you regularly use Time Recording - if your phone gets lost or stolen, having a recent Cloud backup is the only way to recover your data.
• Note regarding Dropbox: for historic reason, the app requires full read/write access to your Dropbox. If this is a concern to you then use Google Drive instead, where the app has "own files only" restricted access.
• Restore will download the latest backup file from your Cloud account, then copy over all data and settings from that backup file into the app.
• Note all previously existing data within the app gets overwritten. I.e. when moving to a new phone, make sure you recover your data *before* adding new entries.
(4) Restore if you have file "timerec.db.gz" available
See this page
(5) Partial restore
"Restore" replaces all existing data.
If you rather want to merge partial data from the backup into your existing data, then use "Import".
Using this mode will recover time stamps and day notes for the given date range.