Automatic Backup vs. backing up the entire Locus folder (Locus directory) via an independent app
Dear Menion and knowledgeable users,
Please tell me the differences between backing up data using
- built-in Locus feature Automatic Backup and
- backing up the entire Locus folder via an independent app
1) Which is more reliable?
2) Which is better?
3) Why is that the auto backup file generated by Locus is around 10 MB, while the Locus directory (advised to copy when “Moving Locus to a new device”) is 1,4 GB (in my case)?
So, most importantly: what do I lose if I opt for auto backup and then try to restore Locus on a new device using that small backup file (as opposed to copying back the entire Locus folder using an independent app)?
Only maps (both LoMaps vector maps and any other external maps) and cached tiles do I lose?
4) Is there any subfolder within Locus that is absolutely safe to ignore i.e. leave out from the backup, e.g. temporary files, cached tiles?
Can you list these directories that are 100% safe to leave out from the backup?