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  1.    #1  
    Ever since I've got my treo 650, I've been messing around with endless amount of programs for the phone. Unfortunately, the phone gets all messed up due to installing, uninstalling and reinstalling. =P To make matters worse, I haven't backed up a thing. So I'm here asking the wise people of TC to suggest a good utility that backs up from square 1 to square 42 (one point in time to another point of backup).

    A link or two will do but I'd also like to hear you experience with the software as well. =)

    I hope to hear from you soon! Thanks in advanced!

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    Geez, man, there must be dozens of threads comparing the different backup apps available. Each app seems to have its supporters as well as its detractors...do we really need one more thread on this?
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    Resco Backup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble
    Geez, man, there must be dozens of threads comparing the different backup apps available. Each app seems to have its supporters as well as its detractors...do we really need one more thread on this?
    I vote yes! Go for it!
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    Thanks for the feedback... but I wasn't asking for a comparison. Simply wanted names of the backup programs so I could try for myself.

    Thanks aprasad!!!! Wasn't that easy? =)
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    Backupman, Backup Buddy VFS
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    i vote for backup buddy.
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    Before I posted this thread, I did a search on "backup utility" over 190 threads showed up under Treo 650. Honestly, I only went through about 7 pages and came across these backup utilities:

    BackupMan @ http://bitsnbolts.com/backupman.html
    BackupBuddy @ http://www.bluenomad.com/bb/prod_bac...y_details.html
    Red Feline Backup @ http://www.redfelineninja.dsl.pipex..../rfbackup.html
    Resco File Explorer @ http://www.resco.net/palm/explorer/
    TealBackup @ http://www.tealpoint.com/softback.htm
    Botzam Backup @ http://www.botzam.com/bzbackup_details.htm
    CardBackup @ http://www.jkware.com/CardBackup.php
    Inner Backup 2005 @ http://www.freewarepalm.com/utilitie...ckup2005.shtml

    If I'm missing any please provide the the name of the app and link. It would also be helpful to mention your experience with the utility as well. Hopefully, this thread will help the next person who searches for "backup utility" and will make users like Bill Gamble a lot happier.
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  9. #9  
    You _are_ thorough!!

    I have tried BackupBuddy (backs up to the PC) and BabckupBuddyVFS (backs up to SD card) and Resco Explorer.

    I prefer the Resco product.
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    What features of Resco did you prefer over Backupbuddy Vfs?
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    That the restore worked! I lost my saved preferences twice when away from home. BBVFS could not restore the file, complaining about a corrupt sector. Their tech support eventually sent me a link for ver 3.1.4, which may work now.. I haven't tried it.

    Resco Explorer restored the file without any hiccups.
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  12. #12  
    Quote Originally Posted by aprasad
    That the restore worked! I lost my saved preferences twice when away from home. BBVFS could not restore the file, complaining about a corrupt sector. Their tech support eventually sent me a link for ver 3.1.4, which may work now.. I haven't tried it.

    Resco Explorer restored the file without any hiccups.
    i didn't have any problems with backupbuddy for the one backup i had to do away from home. i am using the current version u spoke of now but when i did the backup it was a while ago (dont remember version) anyway, i vote resco explorer, just because of the many different features it provides (i really dont care about scheduled backups), it has a viewer, file browser, launcher, backup utility, and im sure im forgetting something else. well, i see you have the link already, so give it a try. if i wasnt so cheap i would own this product , i have tested it. (i got most of my apps free through the handago promotion)
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    Same response: Resco Explorer actually works; it backed up everything, except for Launcher X preferences. Backupbuddy NVFS, tried many times with different firmware versions and sets of applications, fails to restore many files, never restores registration information, and usually sends the 650 into a reset loop. I regret buying it and have given up on it.
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    i also try many different apps out (just to see whats to em) and here is the method i use and it has proven to be fail safe . i have my base programs(things i find very stable and make my treo more useful. see this link My Treo650 setup ) so i hotsync to get a good backup on my pc, then i backup using backup buddy (to my FREE 128MB sd card) then any apps i want to try i just beam them to my treo via IR. then if something goes wrong i can just backup using the palmdesktop (which has only my base programs) or if i am away from home i can use the backup from backup buddy. when you beam apps to your handheld you can alway just hotsync using the desktop overwrites handheld setting and your back to a good solid start.

    Hope this helps someone
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    The backup utility that is part of Resco Explorer. It backs up and restores everything - including Java VM, which Backup Buddy (which I have owned for a year) fails to do. It also lets yu store different backup versions, and gives you the choice of updating an existing backup set or creating a new one. Esplorer also does lots more, use whatever you want.
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    I tried using Inner Backup with my Treo 650 and a new 256mb card and had no luck. I first did a hotsync, then did a backup to the card, then a hard reset. When I tried a restore I got several errors including a DB out of mem (or something like that). It did restore some items but I eventually just did another hard reset and hotsync and got my system back just as it was before including preferences, emails and call log. It might work for some Palm devices but not for the Treo 650 (at least not mine). It seems like a good product...hopefully they will fix the probs. Used v0.2.8.
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    After trying Inner Backup with no success (see my previous post), I tried Resco Backup v1.21.7. This is slightly diff from the version that comes with Resco Explorer. At $9.95 is cheaper than Explorer with more backup functionality (but doesn't include the other extras...which I didn't care for anyway). Everything was restored as it was at the time of the save. The only "glitch" I have found is that my VersaMail account didn't retrieve any of the mesgs that I had downloaded and read since the backup. My VersaMail folder contained all mesgs that were there at backup and when I did the "get" command it retrieved new UNREAD mesgs. This is a very minor inconvenience since all my emails are saved on the mail server. Because there's no "restore" button when you run the app from the card, it won't be obvious to some first time users but it's under the Action menu. Also, be sure to check the amt of mem in your card before and after you do the first backup to make sure that it really is there. Lastly, Resco Backup offers three types of compression: fastest, normal and maximum. If you have a lot of space on your card, you may want to choose fastest as this will cause the least amount of compression (this is especially helpful if you don't want your pictures to lose any quality).
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    #18  
    Quote Originally Posted by aprasad
    Resco Backup
    Um, holy crap! I just tried this program and it's amazing. I love the Verify option. I'll keep BackupBuddyVFS around just because I'm paranoid, but Resco Backup worked the first time I used it. EVERYTHING restored after my test hard reset. Remarkable. I always have to work around 2 or 3 files for BBVFS to restore correctly.

    Quote Originally Posted by mexnerd
    If you have a lot of space on your card, you may want to choose fastest as this will cause the least amount of compression (this is especially helpful if you don't want your pictures to lose any quality).
    Resco Backup appears to use ZIP compression. ZIP compression will not affect the quality of photos.
    Last edited by aldamon; 09/02/2005 at 08:44 AM.
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    I currently use Backup Buddy that i purchased via Sprint Vision and it works good, I did notice that it wouldn't restore a lot of files. I used the resco explorer program and it seemed to work great, it would be the only program that I would jump ship to.

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