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Where Shearwater Desktop Dive Log Files Located

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by carlito35, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. carlito35

    carlito35 PADI Pro

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    On a Windows 8 computer where does the Desktop Shearwater application store its log file data I cannot find it under the Shearwater file...I want to switch from one computer to my laptop.
     
  2. tcoen

    tcoen Shearwater Research

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    Hi carlito35,

    One way to do this is go to "File->Backup Database". This will let you save a copy of the database (.db) file anywhere you like. Then on the new computer, use "File->Restore Database". Or if the new computer already has some dives downloaded, use "File->Merge Databases".

    If you want to find the database file directly, use "File->Open Dive Log Directory". Go up one folder level from there, and you should find the "dive_book_1.db" file.

    Best regards,
    Tyler Coen
    Shearwater Research
     
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  3. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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    Does anyone know where the ShearwaterDesktop.db is stored on a Mac?

    The hard disk on my Mac Mini died and I should have the database backed up in Time Machine but I don't know where in the millions of files in Time Machine to look for the file so I can copy it to my MacBook until I replace the hard disk.

    Note that I tried "Open Dive Log Directory..." on the MacBook to at least get a location but it does nothing.
     
  4. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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    I'll answer my own question.

    On a Mac:

    "/Users/<username>/Library/Preferences/com.shearwaterresearch.divebook/Local Store"
     
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  5. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Barracuda

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Taiwan
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    How about on windows 10?
     
  6. Laval

    Laval Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto, Canada
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    Thank you for the link!
     
  7. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, WA
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    So I am switching laptops and saved a backup of my database. Only some of the dives got saved. How do I force it to save the entire dive list?
     
  8. Belzelbub

    Belzelbub Barracuda

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    Location: Largo, Florida
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    Are you syncing to the cloud storage? I haven't tried switching laptops, but I do have dives on iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. As long as I sync, they are all available.

    I generally download to my iPhone at the dive site, then pull it down to the local copy on my MacBook when I'm home.
     
  9. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, WA
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    No I saved a backup of the database locally. When I reopen that backup only about 1/2 of the dives are there
     
  10. Belzelbub

    Belzelbub Barracuda

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    Location: Largo, Florida
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    I'm not sure what's causing that. If you still have access to the original laptop, try syncing to Cloud. Then, on your new laptop sync to cloud as well. It should pull everything down.

    I didn't think I would use Cloud much at first. Prior to getting a Shearwater, I used Subsurface, and never turned on cloud storage for a few years. When I first got my Perdix, I saw the benefit. My old computer used a cable, so I'd have to sync to a PC anyway. With the Perdix, I sync to my phone at the dive site. I sync to both Subsurface and SW Cloud on my phone. Then, when I'm able, sync both on my computer.
     

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