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Downloading data away from home?
I'm going to be away from home for more days than my silly S9 will hold onto the data. I'll have my laptop which has SH but I keep the data on my desktop.

Is there someway I can copy the card onto the laptop, transfer it to the desktop, then point SH to it when I get home? I don't like to lose data when I am traveling as I consider that important information.

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07-06-2014 11:16 PM
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RE: Downloading data away from home?
I realized I could answer my own question. Can you tell I'm a wee bit stressed in prepping for this trip?

I needed to download the data anyway so I copied the entire card's content (it's not much!) into a folder onto the desktop. I then told SleepyHead to get it from the folder, not the Usual Location. Ta-Da. It worked.

So what I'll do is divide the trip in half, create a folder for each half, and copy the data for those days into that. Then when I get home, I'll have SH first get the data from the oldest, then the newest. That should work!

And, ResMed, fix this stupid "7 day only" thing for the S10s, okay? 'Cause it's really stupid. Who goes to their doctor once a week??

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07-06-2014 11:35 PM
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RE: Downloading data away from home?
(07-06-2014 11:35 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  . . .
So what I'll do is divide the trip in half, create a folder for each half, and copy the data for those days into that. Then when I get home, I'll have SH first get the data from the oldest, then the newest. That should work!

And, ResMed, fix this stupid "7 day only" thing for the S10s, okay? 'Cause it's really stupid. Who goes to their doctor once a week??

Hi Paula,
A little while ago, I posted a reply to jcarerra, that included a description of my procedure for downloading and storing a local copy of the SD card, as often as you wish, daily if needed. It is post #6 at:
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...0#pid73120

I used the procedure recently when we were travelling for a few days, and everything worked flawlessly - no lost data in either ResScan or Sleepyhead.

Hope this helps!

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07-07-2014 03:14 PM
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RE: Downloading data away from home?
(07-06-2014 11:35 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  And, ResMed, fix this stupid "7 day only" thing for the S10s, okay? 'Cause it's really stupid. Who goes to their doctor once a week??
Unfortunately ResMed does not have hoards of sleep docs or DMEs complaining about this "feature".

No sleep doc is going to go through six months or a year's worth of wave flow data anyway. And no DME or sleep doc's office is going to want to store months of wave flow data on each and every one of their patient on their computer systems. Hence, so Resmed's reasoning goes, we don't need to keep that much data around.

The decision to overwrite the data probably did make sense on the first full data machines where the card was limited in size. But once the basic programming on how the machine writes the data to the card was done, well, it's probably not been looked at since then. And hence Resmeds still overwrite the detailed data on a regular basis.

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RE: Downloading data away from home?
I do that as a matter of course whenever I download my data.

I create a directory called "S9." I copy the entire SD card into that directory. Then I rename that directory to today's date. I use the format YYMMDD, e.g. 140701 for July 1. That way, if you sort the directory in Windows, the directories are in order.

BTW, despite the way S9 machines hate to have you tinker with the SD card, I've found I can change the name of SD card in windows and it won't mess up the S9 machine. For instance, I name mine something like S9Data. Open the "Computer" or "My computer" window, right click on the SD card and rename it.

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