Import BAK files?

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cdoyal
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Import BAK files?

Post by cdoyal » Sun Nov 03, 2013 03:00

I have dive logs from Suunto DM3 and DM4 that are backed up as a .bak file.
Is there any way to restore and import them into Diving Log 5.0?
Thanks!

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Re: Import BAK files?

Post by divinglog » Sun Nov 03, 2013 04:06

Hi

Are you sure these files are from Suunto Dive Manager? Diving Log creates automatic backup files with this extension. Anyways, you can try to rename the extension of the SDM 3 bak files to .mdb and the SDM 4 files to *.db and try to import them with the Suunto import functions. If that does not work, try to rename to *.zip to see if these are actually zip files.

Kind regards,
Sven

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Re: Import BAK files?

Post by cdoyal » Sun Nov 03, 2013 14:00

Yes, I'm sure it is the back up file created by SDM4. SDM allows their logbook to be backed up to a .bak file but it doesn't offer a way to restore the back up. That's one of the many reasons I'm trying Diving Log!

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Re: Import BAK files?

Post by cdoyal » Sun Nov 03, 2013 18:19

divinglog wrote:Hi

Are you sure these files are from Suunto Dive Manager? Diving Log creates automatic backup files with this extension. Anyways, you can try to rename the extension of the SDM 3 bak files to .mdb and the SDM 4 files to *.db and try to import them with the Suunto import functions. If that does not work, try to rename to *.zip to see if these are actually zip files.

Kind regards,
Sven
All dives imported from SDM 4 but the locations didn't come over.

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Re: Import BAK files?

Post by divinglog » Tue Nov 05, 2013 00:17

As far as I know there is no location information in the SDM 4 logbook.

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