Inventory BackUp Storage Home Edition

Inventory BackUp Storage Home Edition

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Inventory BackUp Storage safely keeps your items inworld to access when needed. Individual containers are labeled to match your inventory folders, making it easy to drag and drop your items inside.

Data loss is a universal occurrence on all known systems. Routinely backup your Second Life Inventory folder to avoid permanently losing your snapshots, animations, textures, clothes, scripts, creations and purchases. Inventory BackUp Storage by productPM provides an inexpensive procedure to better safeguard your inventory assets.

Placing a copy of your items inworld on a Second Life sim server is basically backing up your data on another hard drive. The recovery procedures in place at Second Life collocation server facilities are probably much better than any method you could maintain in your house. Rezzing Inventory BackUp Storge on additional different sim locations will further increase your data security.

Removing items from your inventory folder will speed up the time it takes your inventory to load.

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Set up:
Rez Inventory BackUp Storage from your inventory, and position it where you like. It will rez as one linked item, in order to allow you to position it without requiring you to move all of the component pieces individually. After positioning, you will need to delink. Here is how to delink: RightClick the rezzed item Inventory BackUp Storage > select Tools at the top of your viewer screen > select delink. Your Inventory BackUp Storage is ready to use.

Routinely drag items from your inventory sub folders to the matching containers within Inventory BackUp Storage. To prepare your Inventory BackUp Storage first select the container (for example notecards) > RightClick > Edit > Contents, then keep the Contents window open. Next, open your inventory folder > Open the matching sub folder (for example notecards) > LeftClick and hold the folder items and use your mouse to drag the items into your inventory BackUp Storage container.

Later, of course, you will want to retrieve items from your Inventory Backup Storage as needed. Select a container with RightClick > Edit > Contents tab. You can then either drag the items to your inventory folder, or directly rez inworld.

Usage Tip:
When dragging items from your folder to a container, more than one item can be selected simultaneously. From the inventory folder > Select an item via LeftClick > Scroll below the selected item > Next hold down the Shift key, and LeftClick to select another item within the same folder. This selection action will cause all the items in-between to also be selected. All of the selected items can then be dragged at once into the container. (Note: While it is possible to select 500+ items to drag at once, processing that large of a quantity can momentarily cause a delayed response from the Second Life asset server; and it has been noticed to sometimes miss some of the items. So, rather than cause you to worry if each of your items were transferred properly, it is recommended not to select no more than 20 items at a time to drap and drop).

Usage Tip 2:
It is ok to stuff thousands of items inside a single container of Inventory BackUp Storage. The more items placed inside will require longer to load in the content window. Under 100 items per container should allow a bearable response time.

Note 1:
Before placing scripts into the containers, make sure to turn each script off beforehand.

General thoughts on saving inventory in SL:

Any media you place software on is susceptible to loss. Inventory BackUp Storage is not a magic box to place precious non-copy items in and delude yourself into thinking the items are forever safe. This product is not an insurance policy or a guarantee. The methods described here are safest known strategies to recover your inventory should it be lost elsewhere, hence the product name, Inventory BackUp Storage. Here are some principals to ensure recoverable inventory:

  1. Buy copyable products
  2. Routinely place copies of all your inventory inworld within Inventory BackUp Storage
  3. Repeat this procedure with Inventory BackUp Storage on different sims at the same time

Note 2:
At the time of this writing there is not a Second Life name brand tool feature within the official client to enable a user to download their inventory to their home pc. Should that general use free feature become available in the future, I would recommend that also as part of a diversified back up strategy (and consider such backing up to your home pc hard drive the same risk minimization as one Inventory BackUp Storage on one sim).


1) Question:
I cannot find Tools / Edit / etc…

These instructions are based on the official Second Life viewer.  Often productPM documentation refers to accessing an object’s Contents menu.  Right-Click the item > select Edit (or Build if that is currently appearing) > then select the Contents tab.

2) Question:
I’ve had accounts on sl banned before, so let’s say i get banned, can another avatar still open en take my items later?

PM reply: Whether or not other avatars can LeftClick your Inventory BackUp Storage and have it provide that avatar with the selection of objects inside each container, depends on the transfer settings of each object you place within the containers. Within the general tab of an object, these settings are located at the bottom section labeled “Next owner can”.  How you have these object settings configured controls if your Inventory Backup Storage will give items out to other avatars that click it. (Note: Inventory Backup Storage Deluxe Edition includes a phantom hide mode which causes the entire shelf to disappear and not be able to be LeftClicked by others).

3) Question:
how can i please LINK again and take the whole storgage system so that i can replace it or place copies elsewhere including the contents?

PM reply: To link objects, RightClick an object > Hold down the shift key while LeftClicking other objects > (once all the objects are selected –while continuing to hold down the shift key) Select Tools > Select Link.  To then take the linked item into your SL inventory, RightClick the object > Select Take.  To copy objects which are already inworld, Hold down Shift key + Hold down LeftClick while dragging it.  Or to get a new copy of your Inventory BackUp Storage (okCopy), drag it from your SL inventory window and rez inworld, just as you did the first time.

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