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[GUIDE]Backup/Restore/Import/Export your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars

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By alray, Recognized Contributor on 23rd December 2015, 10:48 AM
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How to Backup all your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars:
  • Open Tasker
  • Go in Settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select "Data"
  • Select "Backup"
  • Enter the backup name <name>.xml
  • Hit Enter
  • Done
This will backup everything from your Tasker app. in a xml file located at /sdcard/Tasker/configs/user/
How to Restore all your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars:
  • Open Tasker
  • Go in Settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select "Data"
  • Select "Restore"
  • Select the desired backup.xml file to restore
  • Hit Enter
  • Done
Everything in your Tasker app will be overwritten by this backup, unsaved items will be lost
How to Export one of your Profile, Task, Scene & Var (e.g: to send it to a friend)
  • Open Tasker
  • If you want to export a Profile, tap and hold that profile until its highlighted
  • Go in settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select Export
  • Select XML to SD
  • Your profile is saved to /sdcard/Tasker/profiles/<your_profile_name>.xml
  • Done
Exporting a Profile will not Export its associated Tasks/Scenes/Vars, everything must be done individually.
Tasks, Scenes and Vars are exported the same way except that they are saved at
/sdcard/Tasker/task/<your_tasks_name>.xml
/sdcard/Tasker/scenes/<your_scenes_name>.xml
/sdcard/Tasker/vars/<your_vars_name>.xml
How to Import Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars (e.g: import a friend's profile/task or one you have found on the internet)
  • Open Tasker
  • If you want to import a profile, go in the Profiles page
  • Tap on the Profiles tab
  • Select Import
  • select your <profile_name>.xml file
  • Done
Tasks, Scenes and Vars are imported the same way
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I think this is broken in the current build as it only restores the last task/condition in the xml
6th September 2017, 05:48 AM |#4  
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Does Google Drive Backup option backs up everything too? Or just the settings of Tasker app?
15th February 2018, 12:33 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alray

How to Backup all your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars:
  • Open Tasker
  • Go in Settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select "Data"
  • Select "Backup"
  • Enter the backup name <name>.xml
  • Hit Enter
  • Done
This will backup everything from your Tasker app. in a xml file located at /sdcard/Tasker/configs/user/
How to Restore all your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars:
  • Open Tasker
  • Go in Settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select "Data"
  • Select "Restore"
  • Select the desired backup.xml file to restore
  • Hit Enter
  • Done
Everything in your Tasker app will be overwritten by this backup, unsaved items will be lost
How to Export one of your Profile, Task, Scene & Var (e.g: to send it to a friend)
  • Open Tasker
  • If you want to export a Profile, tap and hold that profile until its highlighted
  • Go in settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select Export
  • Select XML to SD
  • Your profile is saved to /sdcard/Tasker/profiles/<your_profile_name>.xml
  • Done
Exporting a Profile will not Export its associated Tasks/Scenes/Vars, everything must be done individually.
Tasks, Scenes and Vars are exported the same way except that they are saved at
/sdcard/Tasker/task/<your_tasks_name>.xml
/sdcard/Tasker/scenes/<your_scenes_name>.xml
/sdcard/Tasker/vars/<your_vars_name>.xml
How to Import Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars (e.g: import a friend's profile/task or one you have found on the internet)
  • Open Tasker
  • If you want to import a profile, go in the Profiles page
  • Tap on the Profiles tab
  • Select Import
  • select your <profile_name>.xml file
  • Done
Tasks, Scenes and Vars are imported the same way

You know, there is no such thing like "Select Restore
Select the desired backup.xml file to restore"
A toast tells you there is no file to restore. Mine is in the download folder...
15th February 2018, 12:59 PM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by █████

You know, there is no such thing like "Select Restore
Select the desired backup.xml file to restore"
A toast tells you there is no file to restore. Mine is in the download folder...

Try putting a copy of your backup.xml file in:

/sdcard/Tasker/configs/user/

as per:

"This will backup everything from your Tasker app. in a xml file located at /sdcard/Tasker/configs/user/"

That's where the app is searching for your backup.xml file. Not in your download folder. 👍

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17th February 2018, 12:26 AM |#8  
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I needed to reset my phone to factory settings as an attempt to fix some phone issues. I backed up my tasker twice, one as backup.xml and again as backup2.xml just to be safe. After resetting my phone and installing tasker, I restored with backup.xml. None of my profiles or tasks showed up. I restarted the phone and they still weren't there. I tried the same steps with the backup2.xml.

Has anyone had this issue? It took hours to set everything up the first time, I was really counting on the backups.
24th February 2018, 11:59 PM |#9  
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I find a workaround.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MWolf94

I needed to reset my phone to factory settings as an attempt to fix some phone issues. I backed up my tasker twice, one as backup.xml and again as backup2.xml just to be safe. After resetting my phone and installing tasker, I restored with backup.xml. None of my profiles or tasks showed up. I restarted the phone and they still weren't there. I tried the same steps with the backup2.xml.

Has anyone had this issue? It took hours to set everything up the first time, I was really counting on the backups.

I had same issue, save your backup file in another forder, preferably in microsd, then open Tasker >> data >> restore >> touch in up arrow until you see microsd, and find your file, then restore it.
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