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OSCAR data management
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OSCAR data management
I am an OSCAR new user. I have read data from my SD card, viewed and printed reports from my machine with no problems. I have some questions about saving data and clearing out my SD card and have not found the info I need in the manual. The data on my SD card is critical so I am reluctant to learn by experimenting.
1. Does OSCAR save the data once it is imported? If so where are the files located?
2. What is a Backup Journal? Is this an index to backup files? How does one create a backup. No option found to SAVE data
3. What is the " Rebuild CPAP Data" command used for?
4. The "Purge all machine data" command purges the data on a SD card or the data on mu hard drive?
5. What is the typical process for data management? Import data, View reports, Backup data (to save on HD), Clear SD card (PC file manager), Return SD card to machine to continue collecting data.

I thought about posting under OSCAR, but did not see an option to POST.

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RE: OSCAR data management
First, OSCAR does not delete or remove any data from the SD card. It only reads the data.

I have listed my responses to match your questions.
  1. Oscar saves the raw data in the OSCAR_Data directory under the user profile name.  A typical path to the backup data is (for Windows):
    C:\users\UserName\Documents\OSCAR_Data\Profiles\UserName\ResMed_SerialNumber\Backup
  2. This backup procedure is automatic every time you import data.

  3. The Backup Journal refers to the option to export, in XML format, all notes you have entered.  The Notes tab can be found (on the leftside) in the Daily screen (Details / Events / Notes / Bookmarks .  All data is automatically saved.

  4. Rebuild CPAP Data - Occasionally your data may get corrupted, this option allows for rebuilding OSCAR's database.

  5. Purge Data - This removes the CPAP data from OSCAR's database only.  It does not affect your SD card's data.

  6. Typical Process -
    1. Copy the SD card to a dedicated directory on your computer.  This is for data safety.  SD cards can go bad in a heartbeat.  Backing up the data on your computer assures that the raw data is always preserved.

    2. Import data into OSCAR either from the SD card or from your dedicated directory.

    3. View Reports

    4. Drink some coffee Smile - and think about your results.

    5. If you need to take a screenshot for posting here, use the F12 key. You will be prompted where to save this PNG file.

    6. Prior to removing the SD card from the computer, use the "Eject or Remove" command.  The "eject" will be an option if you are viewing the card's drive letter in Windows File Explorer and "remove" if you are using the USB - Safely Remove Hardware from the Systray.

Please review the links in my signature for a better understanding of OSCAR.

I also moved your thread/post over to the Software forum.

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RE: OSCAR data management
Generally, never clear the data off your SD card. Just put the SD card back in your CPAP machine after you have imported data into OSCAR. Your machine will keep adding data for new nights to your card. One reason for not clearing the card is that if for some reason you should lose your hard drive or the OSCAR database and its backup, or you want to install OSCAR_Data on a different computer, you can rebuild the OSCAR data from the SD card.
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