2 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2018 5:49 PM by Paavo

    Oops, sqldev and datamodeler confs lost?

    Paavo

      After some mandatory win updates (companys) my configurations: connections/subversion connections/user defined reports for sqldeveloper and datamodeler were lost.

      Starting the 18.1. it shows the dialog for importing old configurations but can't find any, so this is pretty total.

      Is there any kind of automated backup anywhere or anything what could be done to recover?

       

      rgrds Paavo

      ps. oh yes sounds like those should be backed up manually after adding anything to connections etc.

        • 1. Re: Oops, sqldev and datamodeler confs lost?
          thatJeffSmith-Oracle

          They're probably not lost.

           

          They should be in your $USER$/.appdata directory - if those are gone, your windows updates went horribly wrong, and yes, you should make sure that data is backed up

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          • 2. Re: Oops, sqldev and datamodeler confs lost?
            Paavo

            You are right, it went horribly wrong, but for understandable reasons (hassle with my profile on several win workstations) and surprisingly the .sqldeveloper and C:\Users\plaaplaa\.oraclesqldeveloperdatamodeler subdirectories were wiped apparently, causing also older version configs loss.

            After couple of hours digging around I was able to reconstruct connections, but somehow I miss my 'user defined reports' and my preferences. For the new reports it seems to create .sqldeveloper\UserReports.XML but can't derive where the source for the report is stored.  The more I think the more I desire feature which reminds and allows me to just export all configurations password encrypted to some backup directory.  Not sure if it is still so that some configurations e.g. carts are dependent from the connection names etc. so it is good to have them all backed up together.

             

            rgrds Paavo