How often should I back up my data?

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:51am -- despain

You may back up your data as often as desired, but we recommend at a minimum that data be backed up at the end of the day or at any other time prior to shutting down the tablet.

VGS stores data to the database every time you navigate to a new quadrat, point, transect or, depending on the method, upon each entry of data.  So it is not necessary to back up periodically during sampling or when changing batteries for fear of loss of data when the computer simply shuts off.  The most data you might lose would be for the current quadrat or point (unless of course the hard drive crashes).