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Getting OSCAR ready for a different PAP machine
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Getting OSCAR ready for a different PAP machine
Soon I am going to get a new machine.  Yay!  

Is there anything special that needs to be done (in OSCAR) when changing machines?  Do I need a new profile?  Anything else?  How does one manage switching machines, say if one machine needed repair?  Or if for some bizarre reason I'm in the mood? Too-funny
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RE: Getting OSCAR ready for a different PAP machine
(10-21-2020, 02:47 PM)happydreams Wrote: Soon I am going to get a new machine.  Yay!  

Is there anything special that needs to be done (in OSCAR) when changing machines?  Do I need a new profile?  Anything else?  How does one manage switching machines, say if one machine needed repair?  Or if for some bizarre reason I'm in the mood? Too-funny

Hi happydreams,
It is suggested that you keep different machine's data in separate profiles.   You also need to have an SD card for each, as the Resmed machines put their serial# on the SD card.  Don't know about other brands.  When I was geetting a new A10 unit a few months ago, I requested an SD card, so the DME supplied one.
Good luck with the new machine!
A.Becker
PAPing in NE Ohio, with a pack of Cairn terriers
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RE: Getting OSCAR ready for a different PAP machine
Is it possible to copy the original profile and just edit the changes?  Or does one have to enter everything manually?
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RE: Getting OSCAR ready for a different PAP machine
It's not possible to copy a profile, as far as I know.
On the other hand, all it really needs is a unique profile name; I also fill in the time zone, although I haven't seen where it is used, then I just hit Next until it's finished.
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RE: Getting OSCAR ready for a different PAP machine
Not the end of the world.  Would have been nice to have transferred most of the stuff over though.  Typing stuff over is no fun, especially if the profile info can't be screen captured in a single window.  Even less fun is going through all the steps and writing everything down.

It would be nice to have this feature.  I'd imagine most PAP users need to change machines eventually.

Since I already used my name for the "Profile", I guess it's taken.  So any random name is ok?

If the profile name is, say, happydreams, can I create a new profile called happydreams-BPAP?  Or happydreams BPAP?  I might have to switch PAP machines, and it would be good to have the profile be quick to identify.
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RE: Getting OSCAR ready for a different PAP machine
I used to combine data for 3 resmed machines. now I have 3 separate profiles since each machine has a separate sd card, named sheepless apap, sheepless asv and sheepless vauto. I've not experienced any particular advantages or disadvantages to combining vs separating data from multiple machines from the same manufacturer. you probably shouldn't with different mfgrs and you for sure don't want to use the same sd card in more than one machine. and while to my knowledge you can't change a profile name, you can delete the profile and create a new one without problem if you have the data on an sd card or if you rename your data folders before deleting the profile and point your new profile to those folders. I think I have that right but maybe a developer will correct me or otherwise explain it better.
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RE: Getting OSCAR ready for a different PAP machine
(10-21-2020, 06:08 PM)sheepless Wrote: . . .
and while to my knowledge you can't change a profile name, you can delete the profile and create a new one without problem if you have the data on an sd card or if you rename your data folders before deleting the profile and point your new profile to those folders. I think I have that right but maybe a developer will correct me or otherwise explain it better.

Hi sleepless.
There is no GUI means to rename a profile, but I asked this question back in march, and a manual procedure resulted.  See this thread, post #11:
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...ing?page=2

I successfully renamed my old S9 profile, in preparation for when I started to use a new Airsense 10.  DB was placing it in the wiki, but I couldn't find it.
A.Becker
PAPing in NE Ohio, with a pack of Cairn terriers
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RE: Getting OSCAR ready for a different PAP machine
I have never had problems combining machines. My Oscar data includes data from three machines, PRS1 560, PRS1 760, and Aircurve 10 Vauto. My suggestion is that before importing the new machine, you simply make a copy of the existing backup in your Oscar_Data directory to another location so that you can restore the profile if you choose. Simply plug in the new SD card from the new machine and import your new data from the n_ew machine. Everything should work fine. If there are problems, you can always restore your old data and start a new profile.

My Oscar_Data folder has the following organization:
Oscar_Data
...Logs
...Profiles
......Additional profiles
......Sleeprider
.........PRS1_P068379528E85
............Backup
............Events
............Summaries
.........PRS1_P1112001178D1
............Backup
............Events
............Summaries
.........ResMed_23151981965
............Backup
............Events
............Summaries
...Logs
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RE: Getting OSCAR ready for a different PAP machine
(10-22-2020, 08:31 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: I have never had problems combining machines. My Oscar data includes data from three machines, PRS1 560, PRS1 760, and Aircurve 10 Vauto.  My suggestion is that before importing the new machine, you simply make a copy of the existing backup in your Oscar_Data directory to another location so that you can restore the profile if you choose.  Simply plug in the new SD card from the new machine and import your new data from the n_ew machine.  Everything should work fine.  If there are problems, you can always restore your old data and start a new profile.  

My Oscar_Data folder has the following organization:
Oscar_Data
...Logs
...Profiles
......Additional profiles
......Sleeprider
.........PRS1_P068379528E85
............Backup
............Events
............Summaries
.........PRS1_P1112001178D1
............Backup
............Events
............Summaries
.........ResMed_23151981965
............Backup
............Events
............Summaries
...Logs
For those of us that can be challenged at times, can I just copy my existing OSCAR_Data directory to a different place with the name OSCAR_Data_backup?  

In the menu File there is an item called Backup Journal, what does that do?
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RE: Getting OSCAR ready for a different PAP machine
I think that is simply to backup any notes or journal entries you have made. This was added to Oscar when users complained that earlier versions lost journal entries. It has nothing to do with the backup in the Oscar_Data files. All you need to do is to copy the backup from all profiles you want to be able to restore, and they can be imported to a new profile in Oscar very quickly. My Resmed backup alone is over 15 GB, so the size of that database does slow down the startup of Oscar. It's not a bad idea to start fresh from time to time, and I often wonder why I keep data that is over five years old.
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