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azwel

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Setlist maker Backups
« on: December 24, 2014, 04:12:04 PM »
I was wondering how to create a backup of my setlist maker files.
I tried following the FAQ, but i still coudlnt figure it out: If I want to do it through itunes etc. how do I go about that. What are the directions... I went into the device sync tab, entered my password etc, but then it seems I cant go any further without being charged.   I guess I have to pay to back these up?

ANyway, I am on the select upgrades screen and want to know how to go further. What should I select?
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Re: Setlist maker Backups
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 04:24:41 PM »
To back up to iTunes, just plug your device into your computer with a USB cable. iTunes should launch automatically and you should see a display of iTunes going through various syncing steps. The first step is backing up your device.

To back up using the app's built-in database sync feature, you can use these instructions:

http://www.arlomedia.com/apps/setlistmaker/tutorials/synchronizing_databases.html

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Re: Setlist maker Backups
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 11:21:25 PM »
By the way if i try to update to install the latest version 4.8  or whatever it is,  will it erase all my song lyrics?
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Re: Setlist maker Backups
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2014, 07:31:00 AM »
hmm, also I bought the $3.99 service..sync with other devices, because it seems I had to.  but  I am getting a message on my ipad "we were not able to upload your changes to the sync service (209)"  \when i look on the ipad it still says  Last synced: never.    Ive tried resetting the ipad etc but nothign works.

as for the usb hookup to my laptop, I see stuff happening on itunes when I plug the ipad into the  laptop with the usb, but there doesnt seem to be a way to be sure it saved,. Its just a few words on the screen that say 'updating 1 of 3' etc.  then go away and I have no idea if it really did save, or where.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2014, 06:57:57 PM by azwel »

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Re: Setlist maker Backups
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2014, 10:29:46 AM »
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By the way if i try to update to install the latest version 4.8  or whatever it is,  will it erase all my song lyrics?

There is no upgrade that will erase your song lyrics. However, it's always smart to back up before installing a new OS or app version.

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hmm, also I bought the $3.99 service..sync with other devices, because it seems I had to.  but  I am getting a message on my ipad "we were not able to upload your changes to the sync service (209)"

I can look into that if you send a message from Help > Request Tech Support in the app.

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as for the usb hookup to my laptop, I see stuff happening on itunes when I plug the ipad into the  laptop with the usb, but there doesnt seem to be a way to be sure it saved,. Its just a few words on the screen that say 'updating 1 of 3' etc.  then go away and I have no idea if it really did save, or where.

In iTunes, you can open the Preferences window and click the Devices tab, and you'll see a list of the most recent backup for each of your devices. Beyond that, there's no way to verify the contents of a backup, but I've restored from these backups numerous times and have never seen them fail.