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Since version 1.2 Nyagua allows to manage more than one DB (this can be useful to separate Freshwater from Marine Aquariums) so the menu File has some new items:


You will be prompted to chose a directory and a file name for the new DB file.


You can choose to open a different DB file. The last file opened will be stored in settings and used as default next time the program will be started.


You will be prompted to chose a directory were to backup file. If a backup for this DB already exist a numeric suffix will be added to allow more than one backup copy. There is no restore utility. To restore a DB simply rename the file as original one eg. Nyagua1.bak will be renamed as Nyagua.db

Backup + maintenance

When a record is deleted the related DB space is wasted. With this menù a form with DB status will be displayed and you'll see the wasted space. Pressing OK button DB will be first backupped the compressed to recover wasted space.

*Base Menu

As already explained, to avoid unnecessary duplication of data, the tables of fish species (Fishbase), invertebrates species (InvBase) and plants (Plantbase) are shared to all aquariium of the same database.
So the first three items in this menu lead to the respective specie tables exactly as done by clicking on the icon of the tree menu on the left.

Since version 5.1 of the program were introduced two menu items to import and export of these data. Obviously it makes no sense to export tables from one database and then reimport them on the same..
The goal of these features is to be able to transfer species data from one database to another or to exchange these informations with other users of Nyagua program.


Clicking on the menu Export a new window is showed where you can choose which tables to export and the file name. As the file name the program automatically propose “Nyagua_export_x.zip” Where x is a number not previously used to save data exports. Of course you can overwrite a previous file by editing the name manually or choose a different one. The default folder where the file will be saved is that where the program is installed..


Importing requires a few more steps than export as it allows a greater number of choices.
On the Import window, you must first choose the file to import.
Once you choose the file, the program will automatically check which tables are present inside and proposes to choose which table you want to import. (The operation can be repeated later to import additional tables that may be present on same file).

After choosing the table you will see a preview list of all the species saved in the file:/P>

At this point simply choose only the species you want to import and click on Import button.

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