# Backups

Backups are inter-compatible between Tachiyomi versions, with a few exceptions listed under forks information.

Backups can hold the following information:

  1. Titles
  2. Categories
  3. Read chapters
  4. Tracking settings
  5. Reading history
  6. Manga information such as Author, Artist, Date Added to Library, Selected Viewer, etc.

GUIDE

You can do this by going to

more_horiz
More
settings
Settings
backup
Backup
and then selecting Create backup and select a location to save it.

Legacy Backups can hold the following information:

  1. Titles
  2. Categories
  3. Read chapters
  4. Tracking settings
  5. Reading history

GUIDE

You can do this by going to

more_horiz
More
settings
Settings
backup
Backup
and then selecting Create legacy backup and select a location to save it.

Legacy Backups are intended for versions of Tachiyomi, or forks based on versions, older than 0.10.7.

# Restoring

Restoring is done from the

backup
Backup settings.

To restore a backup without issues be sure to:

  • Log into the
    autorenew
    Tracking
    services that you previously used.

To restore a legacy backup without issues be sure to:

  • Install all the EXTENSIONS that were installed at the time of the backup.
  • Log into the
    autorenew
    Tracking
    services that you previously used.
  • If you use MangaDex, login to it using WebView as explained here.
  • You're able to access all the sources through the WebView.
  • Be on a consistent internet connection.

# Transferring downloads

You can transfer downloaded manga chapters from one version of Tachiyomi to another.

GUIDE

You can do this by going to

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More
settings
Settings
get_app
Downloads
and then set the download directory to that of the download folder of your old Tachiyomi, then restore the backup.

# Turning on auto-backups

It is highly recommended you turn on auto backups, this will ensure you can recover if need be.

GUIDE

You can do this by going to

more_horiz
More
settings
Settings
backup
Backup
and then setting a backup frequency. In the case of a catastrophic failure, at least you will be able to recover.

# Forks information

# Neko

This fork can only restore MangaDex entries in a backup. If there are entries from other sources that are a part of that backup then they will not transfer.

# TachiyomiAZ, TachiyomiSY and TachiyomiEH

These forks have some built-in extensions, namely: E-Hentai, Hitomi.la, and nHentai for TachiyomiAZ and TachiyomiEH while TachiyomiSY only has E-Hentai.

Titles from said extensions will not be restored when restoring a backup made by these forks to standard Tachiyomi. It is possible to restore titles to these forks, but it is not possible to back them up out of these forks.