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Synching with Google calendar - how many months?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Eurosteve, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Eurosteve

    Eurosteve Well-Known Member
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    The other day I did a factory reset on my Droid. (Highly recommended!)

    Today I noticed that I only have one month's worth of calendar entries synch'd on my Droid and around 10 month's worth of calendar entries on the gmail calendar mother ship (the calendar I can see with my desktop/laptop). The two calendars used to be identical.

    Since I primarily view my calendar on my Droid and my calendar is my record of appointments, I'd like to see backward to the beginning of the calendar.

    Is there any way to completely synch these two views of my calendar?
     

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  2. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member
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    yep, 30 days..

    now, I know this as I have had a major issue where 10 years of data I converted from Palm over to Google went into the GC & my phone fine, but then just stopped syncing. Then, oddly, 7 months later, in August, it decided to start to sync again. Not sure if Google changed something or 2.2 did. And.. so the reason I know there is this 30 day issue when you wipe is it was highly talked about and bemoaned issue on the Google forums by people like you and I that want all that data on their phone more than on the GC on the web.

    This is one of the main reasons I

    1. hate the idea of wiping data
    2. use MyBackupPro and TiTBu so I can backup and put back my calendar data

    you might seek out Googles forums as you might find the work around there.
     
  3. PtDarwin

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    @ EuroSteve
    Today I noticed that I only have one month's worth of calendar entries synch'd on my Droid and around 10 month's worth of calendar entries on the gmail calendar mother ship (the calendar I can see with my desktop/laptop). The two calendars used to be identical.

    I had the same problem last week. My problem was in the 'accounts & Sync' with my main gmail didn't have the Sync Calendar boxed checked.
     
  4. Lock-N-Load

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    yep, you will always have more on the calendar in the cloud than on the phone after a data wipe from what I read. they built in that 30 day limiter. unless it has changed, as I read it over and over on the Google Forums researching my issue, that is on purpose when you wipe data and restore it limits to 30 days.

    what is the size of your calendar data? mine is huge 7.5mb given my 10 years of Palm import and than backing it up so I can always load it back onto the phone
     
  5. Eurosteve

    Eurosteve Well-Known Member
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    Well, that really sucks. I'll have to figure out how to put the calendar data back in. That is a MAJOR drawback of the factory reset!

    I checked my settings in accounts and sync and the sync calendar box is/was checked.
     
  6. Eurosteve

    Eurosteve Well-Known Member
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    How do I determine the size of my calendar data?
     
  7. Lock-N-Load

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    settings > apps > manage apps > "all tab" > Calendar Storage will say below it how big it is. you could press it and get more details and clear/delete it as well
     
  8. Eurosteve

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    Well, the size of the calendar on my Droid can't be very big since its only a month's worth. Does it make any sense to look at the size of the desktop file?
     
  9. Eurosteve

    Eurosteve Well-Known Member
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    Looks like Titanium Backup is for rooted phones only. So looks like your setup won't work for me as, I'm stock.
     
  10. Eurosteve

    Eurosteve Well-Known Member
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    Does anyone know how to back up the Google calendar (online) and restore it to the Droid - so I can get back the last 9 months of Calendar to on my Droid?
     
  11. Eugene

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    It seems that it syncs based on the time/date the calendar entry is changed. The trick I found is then to change everything, export the whole calendar and import it. Go in the calendar settings (on the web) and you can get a link to it that ends in .ics. Use a tool like wget to download the whole thing then clear it and re-import that file back in.
     
  12. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member
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    MyBackup Pro can do it
     

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