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Tutorial For Backing Up Notes Question

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Hey guys,

 

So Im following this sites advice on how to backup notes.

https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208313528-How-to-back-up-and-restore-your-data-in-Evernote-for-Windows

 

I have a lot of notebooks and organization of the notes is very important to me, so when he says...

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Option 1)

Back up your data

 

= Exporting as a .ENEX, when importing all the notes will lose thier ogranization and become one big note.

That to me might as well not be a backup at all.

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So i wanted to opt for

Option 2)

Restore your data

Where I backup the Database folder.

 

Now to test whether this Restore data backup works...

 

1) I installed Evernote on a different computer.

2) I then made  "test" note"

3) Copied that Database(w/test note)

4) Then deleted the "Test note" and emptied ther ecycle bin so that now the only way "Test" note can come back is through the Database backup I made.

5) So on the new computer I logged into the same acc, synced the notes and "Test" note was not there = Good

6) Then I replaced the Database(w/out test note) to the Database(w/Test note)

7) However the problem then came that "Test" note never reappeared.

 

     So basically this tells me that either

1) I somehow did this wrong

 

OR

 

2)The Database backup doesnt work when push comes to shove.

 

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Could you guys shed some light on whether this is a problem with #1 or #2?

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Import of the .enex file does not give you "one big note".  You get separate notes

This is a valid backup process but there are downsides.  

  1. You are creating new notes
  2. Notebooks are not maintained.  Separate exports are recommended for each notebook

>>4) Then deleted the "Test note"

The master copy of your data is on the Evernote servers.  If you delete a note, it will be deleted on all devices when you sync

You could get around this.  Don't sync; disconnect from the internet.  Then save your "Test Note" before it gets wiped out

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Personally, I don't  like this major database disruption.  I structure my backups so I can restore just the one note

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I firmly believe in regular backups,  but most 'manual' backup methods involve a fair degree of faffing* around.  Mac users are pretty lucky with scripting and a different database structure.  This look quite interesting - it's a paid-for service but it is a set it and forget it deal:

* it's a common technical term

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20 hours ago, DTLow said:

Import of the .enex file does not give you "one big note".  You get separate notes

This is a valid backup process but there are downsides.  

  1. You are creating new notes
  2. Notebooks are not maintained.  Separate exports are recommended for each notebook

>>4) Then deleted the "Test note"

The master copy of your data is on the Evernote servers.  If you delete a note, it will be deleted on all devices when you sync

You could get around this.  Don't sync; disconnect from the internet.  Then save your "Test Note" before it gets wiped out

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Personally, I don't  like this major database disruption.  I structure my backups so I can restore just the one note

 

Thank you so much for clarifying that it is actually seperate notes!

 

The ultimate goal would be to maintain the notebooks as well.

 

Is there any way yo do that as well?

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4 minutes ago, Gene098 said:

The ultimate goal would be to maintain the notebooks as well.

Sure.  Export one notebook to one ENEX file...

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7 minutes ago, Gene098 said:

The ultimate goal would be to maintain the notebooks as well.
Is there any way yo do that as well?

One approach is to use a separate export/import for each notebook
I have this scripted on my Mac.  There's also third party backup products like Backupery

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On 2017-08-15 at 8:47 AM, Sssar4151@gmail.com said:

Dont know how to get to ever servers

The backup processes in this discussion run on the Mac/Windows device/platforms, using the local copy of data

The master copy of the data is stored on the Evernote servers, and can be viewed using the web platform (www.evernote.com)

>>also is there an evernote contact or phn no

Evernote can be contacted at
All Accounts     Twitter @evernotehelps  
Paid Accounts Contact Evernote Support

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