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    Hi All,

    I read an old article (which I cannot find right now) that compared three backup programs that could be run from an SD Card. My understanding is that a desktop computer is NOT needed. One simply runs the program from the card and the entire contents of the Treo 650 is backed up onto the card. Should there be a catastrophic loss and one cannot get to the desktop to restore, the backup card will do the trick.

    Does anyone know of such an application? From where can I purchase it? Are there any limitations that you know of? Thanks.
    David
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    backupbuddy works great for RAM to SD, but I would also like to find out if there is some way to backup the sd card to PC once in a while? aUtomated thru hotsync that is?
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    Use Softick CardExport and you can just copy the whole card's file structure right onto to your hard drive. (CardExport lets you connect to your card, while it's in the phone, and browse it and move files back and forth just as if it were a local drive. It's great.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by defii
    Hi All,

    I read an old article (which I cannot find right now) that compared three backup programs that could be run from an SD Card. My understanding is that a desktop computer is NOT needed. One simply runs the program from the card and the entire contents of the Treo 650 is backed up onto the card. Should there be a catastrophic loss and one cannot get to the desktop to restore, the backup card will do the trick.

    Does anyone know of such an application? From where can I purchase it? Are there any limitations that you know of? Thanks.
    I use the back up manager in Megalauncher to back up my RAM click here.Every one needs a good file manager and also most get around to buying a launcher after awhile. Megalauncher is all 3 in one (backup manager/file manager/launcher) and only costs 15 bucks.
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    Maxy I use cardExport but am looking for something within Hotsync itself so I don't forget

    more than once have forgotten to backup the card... not that it has died on me yet but messing with custom ROms have lost card data
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    Try my free backup program. It's slow, but does the trick. It backups up everything, even the rom.

    It's free. Over 250 Treo users downloaded it.
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    Re: custom homemade app: Interesting...

    If you got that program installed on a 64MB SD card, could you (in theory) restore the apps and the ROM on the same T650 or a virgin T650?

    If you see where I'm going with this idea, the above could be an easy way to customize a T650 before activating it through a wireless carrier. Though I could be mistaken.
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    this is right. After a hard reset all you treo setting are set back to default "Virgin Status".

    ??? where are you going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClarenceCM3
    Try my free backup program. It's slow, but does the trick. It backups up everything, even the rom.

    It's free. Over 250 Treo users downloaded it.
    I noticed there are two .prc files? Should I install both? Should they be installed on the card? Thanks.
    David
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    NO don't install both. Just one "they are the same", and you can have a copy on the SD card or the Palm it's self. It's best to have a copy on the SD.
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    Will your utility work on a 650?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacCodeSmith
    Will your utility work on a 650?

    yes
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    Even getting more intertesting!

    I'll throw this "part II" idea out there and see if it sticks: Okay, get a 64MB SD Card, save all the programs/apps you need (under 32MB) from the computer to your SD card via one of those memory card readers/way stations (with the USB adapter).

    This is where my idea may not fly, as I'm a total newbie to this kind of stuff: In the ROM section of the SD card drag and drop (or some other method) the files you want back on the ROM and remove the programs you don't want (like VersaMail and Realplayer). Then make sure your T650 is fully charged, do the restore and volia!

    Or is this scenario too good to be true? The money shot: Has anybody on Shadowmite's forum tried this method successfully...or similar methods?
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    Im sure this program can backup ROM just as easily as you can copy ROM files to any SD card with a file manager. But you cant put an application in ROM unless you hack a ROM and then re-image the device.
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    If you want to hack your ROM you can get the information at Shadomites
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    I decided to go with CardBackup from JKware, because the demo version is not time limited, so you can use the basic features as long as you want for free.
    http://jkware.com/CardBackup.php

    Cheers,
    Jacob H.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobh
    I decided to go with CardBackup from JKware, because the demo version is not time limited, so you can use the basic features as long as you want for free.
    http://jkware.com/CardBackup.php

    Cheers,
    Jacob H.
    I looked at the website and it mentions the Treo 600, but not the 650. Is it compatible with the 650? Do you have it installed on a memory card in the event there is a hard reset?
    David
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    Yes, I have CardBackup on the memory card. They recommend installing on both, the memory card and the Palm. You can see they actually do mention the Treo 650 in the very last question on their FAQ:
    http://jkware.com/CardBackupFAQ.php#Q13

    I just started using it, but haven't run into any problems yet. I wonder if many other other people have tried in on their 650?

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