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I do the website for a local non-profit. From reading your FAQ and instructions, it looks like Localendar would meet our needs. (I have already completed your New User sign-up form.) But to make sure I don't make mistakes at the beginning, I have a few questions:

1. There is a link that says 'Sign up Free' which I assume gets you to a download, and then another one that says 'Go Premium'. Another page says all the features can be evaluated for 30 days before deciding. After testing, if this works out the way I think it will, I will opt for the Personal Premium. So what is the URL I need to use to download the correct program?

2. I plan to imbed the HTML code in an iframe on my website. Is the calendar that is then viewed by my readers stored on my hosting service, or on Localendar's?

3. When I set up the calendar, and subsequently make changes, where is all of that data stored--on my computer or on a hosting service?

4. If it is stored on the Localendar hosting service, how do I back it up?

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Through trial, I discovered answers to all my questions except the last one:

My Calendar is published in a iframe on my website. How do I back up all the data, settings, etc for my calendar in case there is a problem with the Localendar server?


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Through trial, I discovered answers to all my questions except the last one:

My Calendar is published in a iframe on my website. How do I back up all the data, settings, etc for my calendar in case there is a problem with the Localendar server?


I think that the localendar server would be required to show your calendar in any event as they host the calendar, Harry. Don't think that you want to run the localendar server on your own, eh?

Having said that, one way to back up your page with Iframe and all those web site settings is to save your own html page(s) to your local drive separately. If you use a web page editing program like BBEdit, or a web site editing application (like Dreamweaver) here is an idea- put your entire site on a local partition/drive. Does that sound like what you want?

My unofficial 2¢. Good luck!
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Henry:

Thanks for your comments. No, I don't want to set up a different server.
 
Having said that, one way to back up your page with Iframe and all those web site settings is to save your own html page(s) to your local drive separately. If you use a web page editing program like BBEdit, or a web site editing application (like Dreamweaver) here is an idea- put your entire site on a local partition/drive. Does that sound like what you want?

Don't I already do that? I created the website with my sebsite building software, and entered the custom code from Localendar into my iframe. So I have all that information. What I do not have are all the events I entered, the changes I made for viewing that I did at My Calendar on the Localendar site, etc. Those are what I am looking for.

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I can chime in on that last question too
We don't provide a way to back up your specific localendar settings (like calendar title, colors, etc) although we create regular backups on our side.

As for your calendar data, we do allow you to export it to iCal (ics) format, which is extremely portable. In the event we were ever hit by an asteroid or something, you could take this file and import your events into most other major calendar services.
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Marc:

First I appreciate all the time you spent today answering my questions--I think I had 5 different threads.
 
As for your calendar data, we do allow you to export it to iCal (ics) format, which is extremely portable. In the event we were ever hit by an asteroid or something, you could take this file and import your events into most other major calendar services.

I'll try that. I have never used programs that use iCal, but it does sound like a good way to back it up. Of course if you get hit by the asteroid, unless it is a very small one, I probably won't be around either.


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Marc:

 
As for your calendar data, we do allow you to export it to iCal (ics) format, which is extremely portable. In the event we were ever hit by an asteroid or something, you could take this file and import your events into most other major calendar services.


I tried to export to iCal. I used the Export option on the Standard tab (left column) and then the iCal tab. I was able to export to my computer. I opened the file in Excel, and it appears that everything was there.

I then tried to Import that same file back into a second Localendar setup I just opened (different from my paid version). Localendar said that all my header rows were found, but that only 22 events were processed, which seemed strange. And when I opened my calendar, NONE of the 22 were shown. I tried to import again, and got the same result.

Then I chose the CSV tab option, and exported 4 months of data. I then imported it, and 172 events were processed. ALL of them are now shown on my calendar.

So two questions:
1. Is there a better way to import into Localendar from an iCal file, or does this feature not work?
2. Since I am really trying to copy all my data from one Localender to another one, is there some way that I can do this without using export/import? Using export/import, all of the non-default colors for your calendar (Options->Colors), Custom Event Categories (Options>Events (Edit categories)., links on specific events to URL's. etc, are all lost using CSV. I have to reenter this information manually--a lot of work, I have found.

Harry
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