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  1.    #1  
    I want to backup all my txt/sms messages off of my Pre. How can I do this?

    Its a Sprint Pre.

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    Search the forum for palmdatabase.db3 or save/restore or Pre Backup Utility
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    Save/Restore still can't restore memos and messaging.
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    Memos are backed up with your Palm Profile so that's a non issue.
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    The Pre Backup Utility would be the best choice. Search for it in Preware.
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    just use webosQI to extract /var/luna/data/dbdata/PalmDatabase.db3

    or use terminal... how to back up text messages when exchanging phones
    Last edited by Matt3925; 07/02/2010 at 11:47 AM. Reason: stupid link...
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    The problem with copying the palmdatabase.db3 file is that unless you use the exact same version, files can get messed up. The backup utility is a much more elegant solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laelipoo View Post
    The problem with copying the palmdatabase.db3 file is that unless you use the exact same version, files can get messed up. The backup utility is a much more elegant solution.
    and the backup utility doesn't follow that same rule? http://forums.precentral.net/web-os-...ml#post2414344

    whatever solution you choose, just make sure you backup and restore to the same version of webos. if you need to restore to an older version, webos-internals has links to them on their site... somewhere.......

    also if you want to read the db, you'll need an sqlite reader.
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    Is there a way to read the txt and sms from the pre backup utility's bbku_1.tar.gz file?

    That would be the easiest thing to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troublesome1996 View Post
    Is there a way to read the txt and sms from the pre backup utility's bbku_1.tar.gz file?

    That would be the easiest thing to do.
    you would need to extract the files (winrar works great for me), then locate palmdatabase.db3, and use an SQLite reader to read it.

    if all you're looking for is that file, just use webosQI to retrieve the file...
    Last edited by Matt3925; 07/02/2010 at 07:15 PM.
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    I used pre backup utility. Backed up everything.
    When I went to unpack the backup file, the palmdatabase.db3 file was not in the backup.

    I put the pre into developer's mode too, backed up the files again. No file again. I also just looked on the pre for it, and I could not find it.

    Any thoughts on what I should do?

    Also, where do I get webosqi?

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    webosQI=shorthand for webos quick install

    http://forums.precentral.net/canuck-...l-v3-14-a.html

    unless you ssh into the pre, or use internalz, you will not be able to simply find that file. That is why you use the "recieve file" menu function in webosqi. I "outlined" this procedure in my first post.

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