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Old 07-09-2008, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have once again forgot to backup just the Blackberry Messenger Database. However, I did a full backup but I dont want to restore that entire backup, just the Blackberry Messenger Data that is on it (basically my contacts).

How would I extract just that database out of my .ipd file?
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connect device to PC USB port, open desktop manager, select backup/restore, select advanced. File/open your latest backup. In left panel, highlight backup component you want and click the right arrow "-->" to transfer just that component to the handheld.
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connect device to PC USB port, open desktop manager, select backup/restore, select advanced. File/open your latest backup. In left panel, highlight backup component you want and click the right arrow "-->" to transfer just that component to the handheld.
Will it work if the backup database was on a different PIN than I am using now?

EDIT: It did not work
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Yes, just select the database save file that contains the data you want. That will open in the left panel, your device will be in the right panel.
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The backed up db data with with an 8700 and i was trying to bring those BB Messenger Contacts to my new 8310. The process above didnt work for me.

I guess I will just have try and find all those contacts again. Do you guys think it didnt work because of device-to-device issue?
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The backed up db data with with an 8700 and i was trying to bring those BB Messenger Contacts to my new 8310. The process above didnt work for me.

I guess I will just have try and find all those contacts again. Do you guys think it didnt work because of device-to-device issue?
What is the specific problem you're experiencing? To simply say it didn't work doesn't give anybody anything to go on. This has worked for me before and many before us. I don't believe it was because of two different PIN numbers. A backup is a backup. If you can pull the backup up on the left pane, you should be able to send it to your device. **Unless** your address book is synced on a BES.... you cannot replace a sync'd database unless you unsync it first.
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My goal was to back up my 8700 Blackberry Messenger contacts to my new 8310. I grabbed the Blackberry Messenger from the Backup and Restore section and moved it over to my 8310 and did the restore. Then I did a battery pull. Once the reboot was complete, I looked at my Blackberry Messenger contact list and it was blank from before. The 8310 was running .42 and I didnt get a chance to back that up when I upgraded to .46. Thats why I used a backup from a month ago when I had the 8700.

Its just a pain to have to re-add Blackberry Messenger Contacts each time I do an upgrade. However, I havent tried this method (moving the BB Messenger database entry) from 8310 to 8310. Maybe I need to do that, but I am leery as I just re-added everyone and hate to do it all again.

So most of you here, when you do an upgrade are able to backup and restore your Blackberry Messenger Contacts with no issues?
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Yes, I never have an issue with regaining my BBM contacts after an upgrade, I lately I seem to be upgrading weekly.
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I got it to work! I was importing the file incorrectly before. But I got it now, thanks guys!
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