BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-26-2008, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
arcurlyq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Model: 8300
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 93
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cool Solutions for Backing Up Blackberry

Please Login to Remove!

I have a Blackberry curve and need some solutions for backing up my device. I am a Mac user and recently encountered some serious errors with PocketMac Sync (it had been working but then stopped. The customer support team is still trying to figure out what has happened).

Anyway, I am interested in hearing if anyone has used USB back-up devices designed for cell phones or any other unique solutions. I don't need daily back-ups. I just need a solution that I can do maybe once each week to ensure that my information is backed up safely in case I ever lose my phone or it fails. I just need to back up my contacts, calender, and notes.

Thanks!

Andrea:
Offline  
Old 02-26-2008, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
rivviepop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: san francisco
Model: 8320
PIN: n/a
Carrier: t-mobile
Posts: 2,166
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

One possibility for you, as a linux user I don't even have PocketMac as an option. The below thread content is by me, I've been using this method for years on many different devices (not just BlackBerry).

How to: Sync BB if you use Linux / Unix
__________________
[ Linux & BlackBerry ] http://www.blackberryforums.com/linux-users-corner/
Offline  
Old 02-27-2008, 07:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
arcurlyq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Model: 8300
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 93
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thank you very much, this looks like it might be a good solution. But one question - does this save my Blackberry's information on a server through this company? Do I have to hook up my BB to my computer each time I want to sync it? Sorry, I just want to make sure I understand this correctly.

Thanks so much!
Offline  
Old 02-27-2008, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
rivviepop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: san francisco
Model: 8320
PIN: n/a
Carrier: t-mobile
Posts: 2,166
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arcurlyq View Post
Thank you very much, this looks like it might be a good solution. But one question - does this save my Blackberry's information on a server through this company? Do I have to hook up my BB to my computer each time I want to sync it? Sorry, I just want to make sure I understand this correctly.
A) yes, your information is save on a "server in the sky" (Internet host), you can access your data via a web browser and manipulate it it there; I can only speak for Mobical.net in this regards, I've been editing my data online and on the device(s) both. I use the web interface for more "bulk" edits (importing large calendars, mass changes to people, etc.). I also use the web interface to download backups of my data to store on my laptop just in case (can never be too careful).

B) no, the solutions using SyncML are all over-the-air, no connection to a computer necessary (which is the whole point! ;) ). You will need to have a data plan enabled for your BlackBerry with your carrier in order for it to work; the connection works fast enough over an EDGE connection so it's not that bad. The first time you sync the two ends together takes the longest (for the obvious reasons), but beyond that the normal syncs are fast and painless. With the Nexthaus client you can even have it constantly syncing in the background and never have to 'launch' it if you want. I prefer to launch it by hand, though - I'm not a fan of automatic type things.
__________________
[ Linux & BlackBerry ] http://www.blackberryforums.com/linux-users-corner/
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.