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Old 05-30-2008, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Using a BlackBerry 8700c running 4.2 Handheld software, 4.3 Desktop Manager. The user wants to transfer all of his messages to a new BlackBerry Curve. When running the "Advanced" backup on the 8700c, on ONLY the "Messages" database, the process gets about a quarter of the way through when "The data was not recognized on the device" error appears. No messages are backed up.

I've tried removing/replacing the battery, running the backup on 4.0 and 4.1 versions of the Desktop Manager, disabling wireless synch, all to no success.

I've heard that there is a limit on the database size -- that the backup process won't work if a database is too large. This BlackBerry has a messages database with 7038 messages for a total size of 6414.6K. Will the backup process choke on a database that size? The user insists on keeping messages forever, despite my well-argued protests.

Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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That should backup and restore...may take a while but it should work. I'm guessing there is something corrupted in there, like an attachment or something. I've had similar issues with saved messages with attachments.
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And there's not really any way to identify that corrupted message(s), is there?
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No....and with 7000+ messages it could take a while!
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