# Creating 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

GUIDE

You can do this by going to

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

# Restoring

Restoring is done from the

backup
Backup settings. To restore 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 use.
  • Log into MangaDex 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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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

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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.

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.