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Old 03-31-2020, 10:46 AM   #1
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Using backups

I ran across an interesting trick this morning, some here probably already know about it, but some might find it interesting.

While Calibre Companion was having their little problem, I was experimenting with using Marvin on my iPad mini to hold my entire library. Since CC put of a mostly working version, I decided that I wanted to go back to using CC on the mini and keep the contents in Marvin synced more or less between my iPad pro and iPad mini.

So, first I deleted Marvin 3 on my iPad mini and then reinstalled the app. This gave me a clean copy.

Then I backed up my copy of Marvin 3 on my iPad Pro and copied the backup to dropbox.

I then using files, downloaded the backup from dropbox onto my iPad mini. I then sent the backup to marvin.

Last open up marvin and restored from backup.

Marvin on my iPad mini now had all the books that I had in Marvin on my iPad Pro, with reading percentages all correct.

Pretty easy and only took about 5 minutes.
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