Making a Backup

This article describes several means of backing up your encrypted Codebook data. Such a backup may be useful to you if you were to experience data loss or theft of a device. Customers participating in our Beta testing are encouraged to take a backup of their data before installing Beta versions.

Backup With Sync

The best way to ensure you have a backup of your most important passwords and other sensitive data is to make use of the Sync feature and ensure you've got access to your Codebook data on more than one device. Should you then lose access to your data on one of your devices, you'll have another copy, and the option of setting up a fresh install of Codebook and restoring your data via Sync.

Codebook Sync is quite flexible, allowing you to sync your data over Google Drive, Dropbox, or WiFi between the mobile and desktop versions. The desktop versions also offer the ability to sync with a local folder of your choosing, such as a network share.

When you sync with Google Drive, Dropbox, or with a local folder, an encrypted replica of your data is maintained remotely, allowing you to restore your data from backup to a fresh install. If you only use Codebook on one device, we strongly recommend syncing with one of these services.

Backup Your Sync Key

Because your Sync data is encrypted with your Sync Key (and not your Master Password), you will need access to your Sync Key to restore your data to a fresh install of Codebook. Normally you would supply the Sync Key from another copy of Codebook (via the QR scan), but if you can't do that, you'll want to keep a backup of the Sync Key somewhere safe.

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