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    Any benefit to having both of these?
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    Besides the obvious (the more backups, the better)..

    + JackBack: Use to restore needed files when away from your desktop.

    + BackupBuddy: If you ever have your Visor stolen, JackBack and all the backed up data will probably go with it. When that replacement visor comes, BackupBuddy will be there to save the day. BackupBuddy also has the excellent ability to save .PDB files for applications that have conduits, which standard HotSync Manager will not do.
    Bryan Nystrom
    Natara Software, Inc.
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    I do not own backup buddy, but I am going to download it NOW. I tried backupbuddy a few weeks ago and did not register it because I bought JackBack. JackBack's upgrade crashed my flash module tonight and I thought I lost a lot of the software I stored on the module, which I did not have copies of on the desktop. Ironic having a backup utility wipe out 4mb of software. anyway, on the bright side, the backup buddy trial made a copy of the data on the flash module and it was all still stored on a folder in my PC, even after I un-installed backup buddy. Without that copy of the data on the module I would have been SOL. backupbuddy saved my rear even though I didn't even pay for it (yet).

    Jeff
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    That's why I love Backup Buddy (even though I have the HandSpring backup module) -- you don't even have to think about backups. It happens every time you sync.

    Great, great program; on my top 2 list (with Datebk4).
    Jeff Meyer

    "And he died like he lived: with his mouth wide open."
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    I don't use backup buddy but I would be curious to know how much time the backup adds every time you synch. I synch multiple times during the day.

    One neat feature about Jackback is that you can set it to automatically backup. Mine is set 3 times a day at 8am, 4pm and midnight. My prism turns itself on, alerts me and gives me an option to sleep, cancel or begin the backup -- and if I do nothing a backup starts in 60 seconds. Then my Prism sleeps after 3 minutes.

    I haven't experienced any problems with crashing or freezing with Jackback.
    dave
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    Originally posted by David Vitale
    I don't use backup buddy but I would be curious to know how much time the backup adds every time you synch. I synch multiple times during the day.
    I hotsync 2-3 times a day (with one AvantGo sync in the morning), and it rarely adds more than a minute. This is because Backup Buddy has options to not save either QuickSheets documents (the QuickSheets conduit already does this) or AvantGo content (I don't care if I lose todays New York Times headlines -- it's going to be deleted tomorrow anyway.)

    The only time BackupBuddy adds considerable time on is (a) when a new program is added. (I suspect there's a way to switch that off, too; I just haven't read through the documentation well enough)

    It can take considerable time if I cold-reset my Palm and restore it from Backup Buddy; but I do that only in case of emergencies, and I'm so grateful to be able to restore everything from the last sync that I don't sweat it.
    Jeff Meyer

    "And he died like he lived: with his mouth wide open."
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    Originally posted by bookrats
    Great, great program; on my top 2 list (with Datebk4).
    #1 on my list. #2 is Datebk4. Afterall, with Backup buddy, I can restore the lost Datebk4, not the other way around.

    I also use backup buddy at my home and at the office. Makes me have two copies available for backup restore and I can restore if I am either home or at the office.

    I also use the backup module while out of the office. Looking at the CF Memplug option as a better, larger backup there.
    Kevin Reed
    TNET Services
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