What is a Sync?
An OpenField Sync synchronizes data between the OpenField Cloud and the OpenField Console. The type of data that is transferred depends on whether it is a Fast Sync, Full Sync or Cloud Archive.
Types of Syncs:
The Fast sync option Syncs up the summary data for each period and the whole activity from the Console to the Cloud. This allows the user to generate reports in the cloud from the summary data or Sync up changes made in the Console to the Activity (e.g. Device Mappings, Period Bounds, Flagged Regions etc.)
A Fast sync also Syncs down any Changes to Band settings, Teams or Athletes from the Cloud to the Console.
The Full Sync option Syncs up the complete sensor data (and other Catapult Data File types) to the OpenField Cloud. Sensor data is the data that is Generated from the Raw File that is downloaded post-session from the Device(s).
NOTE: The Full Sync is necessary for the Catapult Cloud to enable full functionality of all Cloud features (e.g. Heat Map Generation) and should be done at the conclusion of each day, after the devices have been downloaded, to avoid long Full Sync times in future.
The Cloud Archive Uploads Raw Files for storage on the OpenField Cloud as a means of Data backup. For instructions on how restore Data from a Cloud Archive, please see our Cloud Archive guide.
NOTE: We recommended a Cloud Archive to be completed at the end of each week. The time for this process will depend on your internet speed. Make sure you have a good quality internet connection prior to running a Cloud Archive.
How to Sync:
- In the console, navigate to the OpenField Console Tile Screen. Select 'Full Sync', 'Fast Sync' or 'Cloud Archive', depending on the type of sync you need. This initiates the sync process.
How to Sync automatically post-download:
- In the Console, select 'Data Transfer' from the main user interface.
Select Fast Sync or Full Sync from the right top corner of the Data Transfer user interface to automatically sync once the data has been downloaded. Do this if you do not need to make edits to any periods or data (e.g. If you already edited the activity live).