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marshall_110 2010-08-31 04:59 PM

How do I restore my Database with "Add"?
Faulty home button on ipod touch, exchanged it and now have a new one and need to restore the Omni Focus database. I saved the zip file per itunes and now when I put the zip file via "add", I still get a fresh database. Many thanks.

jbrown 2010-09-01 11:11 AM

Are you using a Mac? If so, the easiest way to do this would be to download OmniFocus for the Mac, then open your iPod's database there and sync with your iPod. [EMAIL=""]Email[/EMAIL] or call 800.315.OMNI, and we'll get you up and running again.

marshall_110 2010-09-01 02:01 PM

Thank you for the reply. No Mac here. I got an email as well stating to use webdav or omnifocus's server. I was so desperate last night that I ended up signing up for the free trial of MobileMe and restored it that way as my life is literally in OmniFocus.

So I'm thankful that I was able to at least backup the database file and restore it that way as my itunes ipod restore was corrupted when I got the new ipod touch, but surely there has to be a way to restore the database from within iTunes. Many thanks for the quick replies.

Brian 2010-09-01 02:46 PM

Marshal, the easiest way to do this all from within iTunes is to back up the old iPod before you have it replaced, then restore your new iPod from that same backup. That puts everything on the new device exactly the way the old one was set up...

marshall_110 2010-09-01 06:36 PM

Yes, my backup was corrupted so a no go there. And what about others that just need to restore their database for whatever reason and not the entire ipod? I hope there's a way of doing this if not now then in the near future.

Brian 2010-09-02 01:08 PM

Definitely - situations like this are one of the reasons we're working on our [URL=""]own sync server[/URL]. It gives mobile-only folks another place to back their data up. An additional benefit is that we can offer more assistance to someone when/if they have sync trouble because we can see what's going on server-side...

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