Still loving the site, discovering it has started me spotting and the r a 15 year break. I have now entered over 14000 sightings.
I was wondering if there is any way I can protect my data in the event of the website closing down or something like that, just in case, as I have entered some sightings directly into the site.
Good point Simon, I am in the same position and being able to back up my sightings from the DB would provide a bit of security in case there were an issue with the website in the future.
Add me to the list of folks looking for a backup
Same thing, if we could download an excel sheet just in case.
I absolutely agree with you guys.
I would appreciate a possibility to print out all my REGs entered after every year is finished !
As a general overview and as well as a backup !!!
Pls advise if possible
Happy landings Jens
From the point of view of a (hesitant) new user, I am wondering the same thing. Why should I begin to enter my sightings here with no potential for backup when there is a chance that the site will disappear some day, or just suffer a data loss? Where would my records be then?
It's possible to create your own back-up files if you are familiar with spreadsheets. In my case that means using an Excel Workbook on my PC. It's then a case of highlighting the data from 'My Sightings' (that which appears beneath the sortable headings - max 100 entries at a time), and then doing a simple copy & paste into the workbook (match destination formatting in Excel). Once in place the data is sortable by column (tip - delete column F, which is blank).
Hope this is of help to someone.
Way to go Rob, great idea. That will keep us busy for the winter.
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