Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Backing up Oscar data in Resmed Format
#1
Backing up Oscar data in Resmed Format
Is there a way to backup or export Oscar Data in their original Resmed memory card format?
Thanks.
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
RE: Backing up Oscar data in Resmed Format
OSCAR backs up most of the original SD card data to Documents/OSCAR_Data/Profiiles/<your profile name>/<Machine>/Backup. It does not backup the Settings directory because OSCAR has not used that directory in the past. (This may change in the future.)

You can simply copy the contents of the Backup directory wherever you want.
Useful links
Download OSCAR (current version is 1.5.1)
Best way to organize charts
How to attach charts to your post

Apnea Board Monitors are members who help oversee the smooth functioning of the Board. They are also members of the Advisory Committee which helps shape Apnea Board's rules & policies. Membership in the Advisory Members group does not imply medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: Backing up Oscar data in Resmed Format
If you are inserting your SD card into your computer daily then you can just copy the SD card data to a backup folder of your choice.

If you are using FlashAir or such, you can use a simple script (batch file) to copy the data from the card also.  Linux or Mac can use rsync, not sure what the Win equivalent is though.

I keep a copy of the entire SD card (updated daily) just in case something goes wrong.  Easy enough to get a new SD card and copy the data to it.
Jeff8356

MacBook Air (2017, Intel) | macOS Monterey (12.7) | OSCAR v1.5.1 | VM = Win10/Win11 |
How to Links:
Installing OSCAR on a Mac
Organizing your OSCAR charts
Attaching screenshots and files for the forum
OSCAR Help
OSCAR - The Guide

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: Backing up Oscar data in Resmed Format
(10-30-2021, 03:25 PM)GuyScharf Wrote: OSCAR backs up most of the original SD card data to Documents/OSCAR_Data/Profiiles/<your profile name>/<Machine>/Backup. It does not backup the Settings directory because OSCAR has not used that directory in the past. (This may change in the future.)

You can simply copy the contents of the Backup directory wherever you want.

Awesome. Thanks.
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
RE: Backing up Oscar data in Resmed Format
(10-30-2021, 05:05 PM)Jeff8356 Wrote: I keep a copy of the entire SD card (updated daily) just in case something goes wrong.  Easy enough to get a new SD card and copy the data to it.

Yes, well, unfortunately that is part of my problem.
I erased my data card back on the 10th this month so my card only holds data from the 10th onwards and unlike you, I never thought of backing the card up.
Now I need my long term data which is on Oscar, so I can import it (or open it) in another program (Resscan), but Oscar does not have a way to output the data in its form other than export in CVS format. Problem is that Resscan cannot import CVS (neither can Oscar, which makes me wonder why these things can export but not import the same format as they export) Oh-jeez
Anyway, another member just told me where to find this data which Oscar apparently keeps. So I should be able to just use them to import my history into Resscan.
Here's the thing, neither program (Resscan or Oscar) is capable of reading original data off of anything other than a SD card Big Grin so I will have to save these files on a SD card and then have Resscan read them. Keep fingers crossed it should work....Now, where did I leave that blank SD card.....
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
RE: Backing up Oscar data in Resmed Format
The backup files in OSCAR are the raw data files from the CPAP. All you need to do is copy the files back into your Datalog directory on the SD card. OSCAR isn't involved in this operation, it's just a standard file copy. ResScan will only read from an SD card.
Crimson Nape
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com
___________________________________
Useful Links -or- When All Else Fails:
The Guide to Understanding OSCAR
OSCAR Chart Organization
Attaching Images and Files on Apnea Board
Apnea Helpful Tips

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#7
RE: Backing up Oscar data in Resmed Format
(10-30-2021, 11:16 PM)S. Manz Wrote: Here's the thing, neither program (Resscan or Oscar) is capable of reading original data off of anything other than a SD card

ResScan needs to read the data off of an SD card.  They don't give you an option for anything else.

OSCAR will import the SD card data from wherever you tell it to.  SD card, HDD, cloud, etc.  Some users prefer DropBox, others use network storage.
Jeff8356

MacBook Air (2017, Intel) | macOS Monterey (12.7) | OSCAR v1.5.1 | VM = Win10/Win11 |
How to Links:
Installing OSCAR on a Mac
Organizing your OSCAR charts
Attaching screenshots and files for the forum
OSCAR Help
OSCAR - The Guide

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#8
RE: Backing up Oscar data in Resmed Format
(10-31-2021, 12:22 AM)Jeff8356 Wrote: ResScan needs to read the data off of an SD card.  They don't give you an option for anything else.

OSCAR will import the SD card data from wherever you tell it to.  SD card, HDD, cloud, etc.  Some users prefer DropBox, others use network storage.

Yeah.....Just found that out too. Never paid attention to Oscar giving me a choice where to pull data from.
Anyway, now I have a new problem because It looks like Rescan can only import 40 days  worth of data and it won't give me a choiice on the date range to read.

Thanks.
Post Reply Post Reply
#9
RE: Backing up Oscar data in Resmed Format
I have not used ResScan in a long time. But I seem to remember that you could change how much data it downloaded. Think it was a setting in the download window itself. Next time you D/L your data into ResScan have a look at what options it gives you on that screen.
Jeff8356

MacBook Air (2017, Intel) | macOS Monterey (12.7) | OSCAR v1.5.1 | VM = Win10/Win11 |
How to Links:
Installing OSCAR on a Mac
Organizing your OSCAR charts
Attaching screenshots and files for the forum
OSCAR Help
OSCAR - The Guide

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#10
RE: Backing up Oscar data in Resmed Format
(10-31-2021, 10:22 AM)Jeff8356 Wrote: I have not used ResScan in a long time.  But I seem to remember that you could change how much data it downloaded.  Think it was a setting in the download window itself.  Next time you D/L your data into ResScan have a look at what options it gives you on that screen.

Yes, there's choices in the download pull-down including a choice for "all", but I double checked everywhere for a "date range",without luck.
As it is Resscan only downloads 34 sessions....which could be part of the reason why Resscan isn't popular. (its graph review is also very cumbersome)
I only like using it for its report generator because my doctor is familiar with it (and I will not use the modem), but I think she just has to get used to reading Oscar reports as I am done messing around and wasting time with this thing.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Question OSCAR data folder change oolong 2 129 06-11-2024, 03:44 AM
Last Post: oolong
  import data from Philips Alice NightOne into OSCAR FHTC 7 567 06-09-2024, 04:55 PM
Last Post: hmcb2b
  Pay you to help download my resmed Astral 150 data costaricaraftguide 3 114 06-02-2024, 02:05 PM
Last Post: OpalRose
  OSCAR not loading data Geronimo 4 227 05-28-2024, 03:59 PM
Last Post: Geronimo
  Resmed Aircurve 11 bipap and Oscar Clay L 1 162 05-27-2024, 01:37 PM
Last Post: Crimson Nape
  Exporting detailed data from OSCAR newuser1002 3 877 05-24-2024, 05:37 PM
Last Post: Crimson Nape
  Imported Wellue O2 Data and Now CPAP Oscar Times Off awarren82 3 176 05-22-2024, 11:30 AM
Last Post: Crimson Nape


New Posts   Today's Posts


About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.