Use the Data Transfer tools to get data into or out of MyStuff2. You can setup which methods you wish to use to perform the various data transfers. Keep in mind that all data transfers only apply to the current database.
MyStuff2 supports the following data transfer methods:
Server Accounts takes you to the Server Accounts screen. Here you can manage the available servers and other data transfer methods available throughout the app for transferring data to/from MyStuff2.
Selecting Export Data takes you to the Export Settings where you provide specific details about what data is to be exported and in what format. Use this feature to share data with other people or with other apps or programs. Exported data can be emailed, transferred to your computer, transferred to another service, open in another app, or printed.
MyStuff2 can export data in the following ways:
MyStuff2 allows you to import data from other sources as well as many of the files exported from MyStuff2. Selecting Import Data allows you to select the file to import (using the selected transfer method). Depending on the type of file you imported you are then taken to the Import Settings screen where you specify how the data is to be imported. MyStuff2 can import the following types of files:
Please note that PDF report files created from MyStuff2 can not be imported back into MyStuff2 other than as item attachments.
You can generate a report of all of your data and view the data on your own computer using your computer's web browser. The report contains pages similar to all of the screens in the MyStuff2 application plus printable pages that contain your items, their attributes, and summary data including totals.
After you transfer the report zip file to your computer, unzip the file then point your computer's web browser to the top level index.html file.
Just like your computer, it is important to backup your data once in a while. This feature allows you save a copy of the current database to your computer or other service. If your data is ever lost, corrupted, you accidentally delete important items, or you wish to copy your data to another device, you can use a previous backup to restore your data.
It is recommended that you perform regular backups. These can be daily, weekly, or monthly depending on how often you update your items. It is also recommended that you backup your data before making any big changes to your data just in case you make a mistake. Examples include making changes to the attributes of a category containing items or using the bulk delete or edit features.
You can save the backup files with different names allowing you to keep multiple backup files. This allows you to choose which backup file to restore.
Use the Restore Data feature to replace all existing data in the current database with data saved using the Backup Data feature. MyStuff2 can restore a backup made with any version of MyStuff2 or from My Stuff 4.2 and later. You can also restore a backup file made with iLogger 2.2.1 and later.
This option will not appear if the current database is a shared database that you do not own.
If you have another version of MyStuff2 (such as the lite version) or My Stuff on your iOS device you can quickly import the data into this version. This will completely replace any current data. This is typically done once after first installing MyStuff2.