How to move your data from CPT Lite to CPT Pro (using Dropbox)

If you have just upgraded from CPT Lite to CPT Pro, you will want to migrate your Lite database to the Pro app. This is quite easy to do and can be done in one of two ways. This FAQ will discuss using our built in Backup/Restore functions via the Dropbox service. You can also accomplish this migration using iTunes File Sharing.

Before you begin, make sure you have loaded the CPT Pro version onto your device. Don’t worry, it won’t affect the CPT Lite app that is already on the device. The iPhone considers them two separate applications, so they won’t interfere with one another.

You will also need to have registered for a free Dropbox account. This is a great service and in addition to backup/restore, we also use it for syncing your CPT reports between devices and your Mac/PC. Once you’re signed up, just follow the steps below.

You will also need to be connected to an internet connection (either cellular or wifi) during the process so that the Dropbox service can sync the database files.

    1. First, you need to open CPT Lite and tap the Settings tab. Then tap on Application Options, and then Backup & Restore Database. This will display the Backup & Restore tools interface. The iPad version is shown below.The window is divided into two sections. The top portion is for the Backup operation and is just a single button. The lower portion of the screen is for the Restore operation and consists of a list of available backup files (probably empty on your screen) and the Restore button to start the process.

  1. We are now going to Backup the CPT Lite database file. To do this, simply tap the Backup button. Answer Yes to the pop up dialogue and the Backup process will begin. It will take a few seconds, so just wait a moment. Once the Backup is complete, you’ll see a new file appear in the Available Backups list.By the way, this is all you need to do in the future to ensure that you have a recent backup of your CPT database, so repeat this step on a regular basis.
  2. Okay, now because CPT Lite and CPT Pro create separate App folders within your Dropbox account, you’ll need to manually move the backup file from one to the other. This can be done either on your device via the Safari browser OR alternatively it can be done on a Mac/PC that is loaded with the Dropbox client (see alternate method below).
    1. To begin, open the Safari app on your device and navigate to www.dropbox.com. You will need to log in with your dropbox credentials so you can see yoursync’d files. Also, make sure you are viewing the “Desktop Version” of the web site. It should look like the first figure below. Tap the Apps folder to open it.
    2. Now open the Chronic Pain Tracker Lite folder
    3. Now open theDatabaseBackup folder
    4. Now you will see your backup file. Tap just to the right of the file name to select the file and display the options menu just above the file. You want to locate the “Move” command shown in the figure below.
    5. You will be asked for a location to move the file. Select the DatabaseBackup folder within the Chronic Pain Tracker folder. NOTE: If you don’t see the folder it is because you haven’t used Dropbox connectivity with CPT Pro yet. That’s no problem. Just open the app on your device and make a backup of the initial database, just like you did in step (B) above. This will generate the folder structure you need.
  3. Okay, you’re almost done. Now just switch back to your device and open CPT Pro. Navigate to the Settings tab, Application Options, and then Backup & Restore Database. You should see the backup file listed in the Available Backups list. Select this file and tap the Restore button.After a few seconds, the database will be restored and you will be able to exit the screen. Tap on the History tab to verify that your CPT Lite entries have now been transferred to CPT Pro.

Alternate Method for Step C using Mac/PC

  1. From a Mac or PC that is loaded with your Dropbox client, you need to navigate to the Dropbox folder. It will look something like the one below.Within the Dropbox folder you will see a folder labelled “Apps”, then open the “Chronic Pain Tracker Lite” folder, then “Database Backup” and you should see the backup file you just created. Simply select the file and copy it (Ctrl+C on PC, Command+C on Mac)
  2. Now backup a couple of folder levels until you see the “Chronic Pain Tracker” folder. This is the folder for CPT Pro. NOTE: If you don’t see the folder it is because you haven’t used Dropbox connectivity with CPT Pro yet. That’s no problem. Just open the app on your device and make a backup of the initial database, just like you did in step (B) above. This will generate the folder structure you need.Go ahead and paste the copied backup file into the DatabaseBackup folder within the Chronic Pain Tracker folder.