Takedown stores all of its data on your iPad and, as a result, an internet connection isn't required to manage your schedule or roster, score matches or generate statistical reports. This design yields a tremendous user benefit since many wrestling venues do not offer a public internet connection for retrieving data stored in the "cloud." However, when a disaster strikes -- a dog eats your iPad or an iOS upgrade wipes out your iPad -- you'll need a backup copy of Takedown's database for your new or fully restored iPad. Backing up your Takedown database is easy. This procedure backs up all of your schedule, roster and scoring data. In Takedown, go to the Schedule page and select the Season for which you want to backup your data:
After selecting the Season, tap the sharing icon (square with vertical arrow) to the right of the Seasons button:
This is the standard iPad email dialogue and attached to this message is the Takedown database for the selected Season. Send this email to the person (or persons) entrusted to keep your database in a safe place. Save the attachment wherever you'd normally store your precious data. We keep our database backups on Google Drive, but you can use Dropbox or your preferred file storage mechanism.
Initially, you'll should backup all of your Seasons. Thereafter, backup only when you've made changes. As active users, we typically backup our data after each scheduled event or at the end of each day in a multi-day event.
For more information on Takedown data backup and sharing, see the FAQ on our website and these blog posts: