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MS
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Mon Oct 17, 2022 4:31 am
Greetings:

I back up my files regularly on an external hard drive. What is the best way to back up Pandora? Where are the files located that I need to regularly backup? Are they all in the same place?

I've been copying the files under AppData\Roaming, which seems to be where all the mailboxes are, but I'm not sure if that's where settings etc. are kept as well.

Also, I see that, under Settings, Pandora has a Backup feature. What does this function back up? Where is the backup stored if I want to copy it to my backup drive? There's nothing about this function in Pandora Help.

Thanks for any advice you may have.
Mark
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Mon Oct 17, 2022 11:59 pm
MS wrote:Greetings:

I back up my files regularly on an external hard drive. What is the best way to back up Pandora? Where are the files located that I need to regularly backup? Are they all in the same place?

I've been copying the files under AppData\Roaming, which seems to be where all the mailboxes are, but I'm not sure if that's where settings etc. are kept as well.

Also, I see that, under Settings, Pandora has a Backup feature. What does this function back up? Where is the backup stored if I want to copy it to my backup drive? There's nothing about this function in Pandora Help.

Thanks for any advice you may have.
Mark

Mark,

I have two backup strategies for email:
  • Carbonite operating in continuous backup mode copies all changed files to the cloud storage location.
  • A semi-monthly DVD backup of the Pandora Mail folder.  I do eliminate things like the search folder from the backup which could be recreated if a restore was required.

On the Pandora menu line, left+click on Session and then left+click on Information.  A window will open showing the location of the Pandora folders.  

I have the Pandora folder configuration set to:
  • In the Documents folder is a folder named Pandora which contains the following:
    • A folder named Mail which contains all the Pandora files including mail folders and mailboxes.
    • A folder named MailSounds which contains the sound files used by Pandora.
    • A folder named Program Downloads which contains Pandora installation folders.



Hope this helps.
Butch


Last edited by butchkemper on Tue Oct 18, 2022 12:28 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Convert CD to DVD.)
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MS
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Tue Oct 18, 2022 12:50 am
The Session-Information information was just what I needed. Thanks!

Anyway, do you or anyone know what the "Settings-Backup" function does?

Thanks,
Mark
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Tue Oct 18, 2022 4:41 am
MS wrote:The Session-Information information was just what I needed. Thanks!

Anyway, do you or anyone know what the "Settings-Backup" function does?

Thanks,
Mark

Mark,

The Pandora settings for Settings|Background Tasks|Backup seem to be fairly clear:
  • Define the folder name and location where the backups are stored.
  • Backup option for mailboxes before | after compacting.  Probably only for mailboxes that needed compaction | were compacted..
  • Backup option for all mailboxes on Pandora start-up | exit.
  • Backup option for all mailboxes every X days
  • Backup option for maximum number of copies to keep for each mailbox.

This is my best guess after reading the settings.  Hope this helps.

Butch


Last edited by butchkemper on Tue Oct 18, 2022 5:12 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Specify full path through Settings to Backup.)
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Tue Oct 18, 2022 5:00 am
Hi, Butch,

You seemed to be seeing something I wasn't, so I clicked around until I found the backup settings under Settings-General-Background Tasks. If I simply clicked on Backup, as I had been doing, no dialog box or anything appears, so it wasn't obvious what was supposed to happen.

I hope these details make it into Help sometime.

Thanks for the tip,
Mark
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Tue Oct 18, 2022 5:15 am
MS wrote:Hi, Butch,

You seemed to be seeing something I wasn't, so I clicked around until I found the backup settings under Settings-General-Background Tasks. If I simply clicked on Backup, as I had been doing, no dialog box or anything appears, so it wasn't obvious what was supposed to happen.

I hope these details make it into Help sometime.

Thanks for the tip,
Mark
Mark,

I edited my post to provide the path through the Settings to the Backup options so the next person will find things easier.

Butch
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