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Old 07-20-2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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backing up calibre library?

What is the best way to backup my calibre library to a usb drive?
Just copy the calibre library folder to the drive, use create library, or use save to disk for each book I add? I don't really know the difference between those options.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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Backing up is simple. Just copy the library folder to the USB drive.

You're other choices:

Create Library will make a new empty library at a new location.

Save to disk saves each book individually. This would be more for getting a book out of calibre with all metadata (that's possible) written to the book. One major use for this is taking a book out to edit then re-adding it once you're changes are done.
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Yes, I would just copy the whole thing to a USB drive as User_None suggests. You should also add it to the data you back up on your computer (you DO back up your computer, don't you?)
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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I use cardboard and slowly etch in each and every author and title.....I use different color pens for each genre.....
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:36 PM   #5
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I use cardboard and slowly etch in each and every author and title.....I use different color pens for each genre.....
Hey! That sounds a lot lighter and faster than chisiling each title into a blok of granite
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:15 PM   #6
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But you back-up on etched stone tablets?
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I *DREAM* of stone tablets! I'm using mud spread on large trays that I use a stylus to write on, and then let them harden in the sun!
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:45 PM   #8
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We'll soon have to move this thread to "unutterably silly"!
Crossi - I hope you did get some information from all of us comedians here at MR
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We'll soon have to move this thread to "unutterably silly"!
Crossi - I hope you did get some information from all of us comedians here at MR
You think those "unutterably silly" comments qualify anyone as a "comedian?" I have too much respect for comedians.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:16 AM   #10
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Hi, the Calibre folder contains all my books which I have including in my backup, where are the config, database and plugin files I should also backup to enable a full restore in case of emergency.

Fantastic app especially now I can get automatic series, series sequencing and collections on my kindle.

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Old 07-24-2011, 06:25 AM   #11
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Hi, the Calibre folder contains all my books which I have including in my backup, where are the config, database and plugin files I should also backup to enable a full restore in case of emergency.
The database is in the same folder as your books, metadata.db. Go to Preferences - Miscellaneous and click on the "Open calibre configuration directory" to find the location of your plugins and configuration.
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