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  1.    #1  
    I understand that the Treo 650 uses the following file names for it's Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Memos databases:

    ContactsDB-PAd.pdb
    MemosDB-PMe.pdb
    CalendarDB-PDa.pdb
    TasksDB-PTod.pdb

    Which directory (on my PC) are these backed up? I cannot find thes files anywhere on my hard drive!

    My backup conduit is active, with "Handheld overwrites Desktop" setting, and the C:\Program Files\palmOne\Treo\Backup directory gets new files after Hotsyncs. So, files are getting backed up.

    But where are the above files?
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    Aloke
    Cingular GSM
    Software:Treo650-1.17-CNG
    Firmware:01.51 Hardware:A
  2. #2  
    Typically, they're stored in a subfolder of the Palm Desktop install folder (by default C:\Program Files\Palm) that has something to do with your HotSync name. For example, my sync name is Dave Combs, and the subfolder is CombsD. I think if you use only one name, that will be the name of the folder.
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  3.    #3  
    Could you search for the above file names and tell me if you found them?

    I think these are in .DAT files in various subdirectories under the hotsync name, not in the Backup directory.

    I'd like to understand how exactly are these files backed up ..
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    Aloke
    Cingular GSM
    Software:Treo650-1.17-CNG
    Firmware:01.51 Hardware:A
  4. #4  
    Unless you use BackupBuddy, your PIM databases, as a rule, are not backed up to your computer desktop. You are correct, the data is contained in the various .dat files and populates the .pdb files by way of the Hotsync process.

    If you use a card backup app, they will be backed up to the card.
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  5.    #5  
    In case the my BBVFS backup gets hosed ... How do we selectively restore from these .DAT files?

    After a hard reset, I would like to restore these databases one at a time.

    My guess: rename the BU directory (or disable the PalmOne Backup conduit) and then hotsync with the relevant conduit (Contacts, Memos etc) enabled (desktop overwriting the heandheld).

    It is non-intuitive. I wish Palm1 BU conduit copied these over as .PDB files. Then we could have used QuickInstall to get them to the handheld ....
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    Aloke
    Cingular GSM
    Software:Treo650-1.17-CNG
    Firmware:01.51 Hardware:A
  6. #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by aprasad
    In case the my BBVFS backup gets hosed ... How do we selectively restore from these .DAT files?

    After a hard reset, I would like to restore these databases one at a time.

    My guess: rename the BU directory (or disable the PalmOne Backup conduit) and then hotsync with the relevant conduit (Contacts, Memos etc) enabled (desktop overwriting the heandheld).

    It is non-intuitive. I wish Palm1 BU conduit copied these over as .PDB files. Then we could have used QuickInstall to get them to the handheld ....
    If you want the .pdb files to always be backed up to your desktop, either install BackupBuddy (not BBVFS) on your desktop, or use FileZ to select the Backup attribute for each of the files (make sure you save the file after changing the attribute).
  7.    #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble
    If you want the .pdb files to always be backed up to your desktop, either install BackupBuddy (not BBVFS) on your desktop, or use FileZ to select the Backup attribute for each of the files (make sure you save the file after changing the attribute).
    Cool! Thanks for the FileZ method.... I will do that.

    Will QuickInstall method work in restoring these files from the Backup directory?
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    Aloke
    Cingular GSM
    Software:Treo650-1.17-CNG
    Firmware:01.51 Hardware:A
  8. #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by aprasad
    Cool! Thanks for the FileZ method.... I will do that.

    Will QuickInstall method work in restoring these files from the Backup directory?
    Yes. I suggest that you monitor the Backup attribute of these files after you perform a normal Hotsync...I'm not sure whether they're recreated from whole cloth each time or not.
  9.    #9  
    I set the Backup flags on these 4 files and they did not get backed up to the BACKUP directory on sync. The flags are still there (in FileZ).

    I'll play some more with this.

    Can someone verify that these 4 files will get backed up by PalmOne BU conduit if their flag is set in FileZ?
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    Aloke
    Cingular GSM
    Software:Treo650-1.17-CNG
    Firmware:01.51 Hardware:A

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