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Originally Posted by Klotar
While there isn't an app that specifically does a backup to SD (yet), here is what I do, in the event of a problem:
- I keep a few .IPD backups on the SD card
- I keep a copy of Desktop Manager on the SD card (uninstalled executable)
- I keep Javaloader (from JL_Cmdr) on the SD card
- I keep a few .COD files for apps that I cannot obtain/update OTA, on the SD card
- I keep a copy of the latest handheld OS on the SD card (uninstalled excecutable)
This only takes up a couple hundred megs of my 4 GB SD card. While a couple hundred megs sounds like a lot, it's really only one movie less, pretty much.
Anyways, in the event of a problem, assuming I can find a PC somewhere that I can borrow and have a USB cable; I can install Desktop Manager, reinstall my handheld OS, copy some apps onto the device directly using Javaloader and restore from .IPD backups.
While it's not as convenient as having an application which enables one to backup and restore directly from SD storage, in a pinch I think it will do (I haven't tested it, /knock knock).
Great idea for an emergency!