Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Automating data backup on the internet.

You can automate data backup to the cloud using a third party app. This simplifies the backup process further and eliminates the need to manually copy data from your device to a secure location. To set this up, please follow these steps:

  1. If you don't already have a dropbox account, visit dropbox.com and sign-up.
  2. Download and install the Dropsync app from the google play store to your handheld device.
  3. Launch the Dropsync app and connect it to your dropbox account by logging in.
  4. In Dropsync, select 'Choose What to Sync' and then select the Aviman backup folder on your external storage. A folder by the same name will be created in your dropbox account.
  5. Go to Aviman and backup the database as usual.

Once setup, this will automatically upload the backup folder to your dropbox account whenever you take a new backup. Keep taking backups periodically and they will automatically be stored to your dropbox folder.

This procedure can also be used to sync Aviman on multiple devices. Just follow the same procedure on both devices but using the same dropbox account. The latest database will automatically be downloaded where it is needed. A word of caution though, don't make changes to both your devices at the same time without syncing as this may lead to data loss.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

About AviMan

AviMan is an aviary management app useful for hobby bird keepers and professional aviculturists alike. Maintain breeding records, mutations, pedigree, pairings & clutches. Keep record of incubation & hatch dates. Keep notes, capture photos and maintain photo albums for each bird or pair. Statistically detect breeding problems. Developed by an experienced aviculturist, AviMan is the first mobile app for aviary management.
AviMan is free for managing up to 50 birds. If you like the app and your birds exceed this number you can increase or eliminate this limit through in-app purchases.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Backup & Restore Data

It is recommended that you frequently backup your data to deal with unfortunate events such as broken or stolen handhelds or when changing devices. Backing up is easy. On the home page, open the menu by pressing the 'menu' button on the top right and select "Backup Data" This will create a new backup folder named "AviMan" in the root directory of your SD Card or phone storage. If the backup folder already exists it will be updated. Copy this folder to your PC for safekeeping.

In order to restore saved data, copy the backed up "AviMan" folder to the root folder of your SD card and select "Restore Data from SD" Your data in the backup will be restored.

If you are using Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) or above and facing problems in backing up the database please check that you have allowed the necessary permissions. Go to Settings > Apps > Aviman > Permissions and make sure that the Storage permission is turned On.