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Old 11-04-2008, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Switching devices - how much of a backup is the BDM backup?

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My trackball started playing up, so I popped into the Orange shop on the way home today, and they're having a new handset couriered to me by lunchtime tomorrow - good service considering I don't pay insurance!

Anyway, I've performed a "backup" using BDM. If I restore this to the new handset, will it do everything? OS version, themes etc?

Another question for anyone's who has switched devices on Orange UK . . . if I use the "switch device" feature on BlackBerry Internet Service (think it may be a standard BIS?) will it switch instantly, or is there a time limit?

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Data is backed up.

Messages
Contacts
Calendar
Notes
Tasks
Browser information
Themes
Ringtones
Applications

Use the Switch Device Manager Wizard - it backs up over the air applications as well as customer data.

THE OS IS NOT BACKED UP.
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Use the switch device wizard instead. The regular backup will not capture any 3rd party apps.

This is a local function of desktop manager and will backup contents of one device and transfer them to another.

This will capture things a regular backup will not.
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Thanks all - so I will use the switch device wizard - but this DOESN'T back up the OS.

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OK problem now.

Just tried to "backup" using the switch device wizard - I didn't realise I would need both devices at the same time. This may be tricky, as the courier is collecting my old BB at the same time - doubt he'd be happy to sit around waiting while I perform the switch :S
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You will still retain most of your data without using the switch device wizard. It's just more complete and the preferred method IMO.
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