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Old 11-17-2009, 06:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me how I can copy my contact list on to my memory card? I have a Blackberry Storm.

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Old 11-17-2009, 06:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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just back up your contact list into your PC, after that send backup file into your memory card.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Trouble, what is it exactly that you want to do? Do you just want to get your contacts on a card in whatever format, want your contacts stored on the card instead of main memory (you can't), or get you contacts onto the card in some particlar format or file type?
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Over in the Aftermarket Software section there are several discussions on this. Seems like one possibility is an app by S4BB.

Here's one thread: Recommend Best paid backup utility for contacts, appts, tasks, memo (on device)?
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Aiharkness, thanks for replying, my friend has a sony ericsson which allows her to save all her contacts, photo's etc on her memory card, she backs it up regulary so if she were to lose her phone she can just pop the memory card in.

Rambo 47 i'll take a look at that thank you
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Aiharkness, thanks for replying, my friend has a sony ericsson which allows her to save all her contacts, photo's etc on her memory card, she backs it up regulary so if she were to lose her phone she can just pop the memory card in.
If your main interest is backing up the phone, you can do so one of two ways (or use both of them for added security). 1st, you can simply use BB Desktop Manager and synch with Outlook or other. 2nd, you can use DTM and make a backup of your blackberry. Then if you loose the phone, you have the means to restore the info to a new one. This won't backup the photos or other items stored on the media card -- you will need to do that separately.

Not sure how backing up info to the memory card would do much good if you lost the phone....wouldn't the memory card be in the phone and lost at the same time?
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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There is a discussion over at CrackBerry about over-the-air backups: ZBook Over-The-Air Phonebook Backup for BlackBerry Smartphones | CrackBerry.com
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Over in the Aftermarket Software section there are several discussions on this. Seems like one possibility is an app by S4BB.

Here's one thread: Recommend Best paid backup utility for contacts, appts, tasks, memo (on device)?
I just tested this one last night, it works fine on my tour.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd seriously recommend syncing and/or backing up to a PC. Backing up to the media card doesn't hurt but it's pointless if your BB ends up lost or stolen.
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I agree. My memory card is in the blackberry at all times. I guess that is the case for most everyone. If I lose the blackberry, I lose the card.

And I wouldn't see the point of backing up to a different card that is carried separate from the blackberry. For one, how would you restore to the new blackberry if all you have is the new blackberry and the card? Backing up to a computer is the smart thing to do. If you travel with a laptop or netbook, back up to that, too.
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I just came across the thread, New BlackBerry Backup / Restore Program - Beta Testers Needed, in the aftermarket software forum. That may answer my question in previous post, to an extent.

Still, my advice is if you are worried about "What if?" If you lose your blackberry, back up the blackberry, not just contacts.
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You cannot have too many backups. Unfortunately, if you're away from your pc and disaster strikes, the media card backup won't do you any good, because you need the pc to reload your device's OS. Using your pc to backup regularly remains the first best way to secure your data and to recover from disaster.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Also, if you have the latest version of Desktop Manager (v5) you can enable encryption for your backups:

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/468...2009170238.png

You just need to do two backups:

1) Desktop Manager backup of all files from BB "device memory".

2) Regular backup of all files from media card to your PC. You can use a batch file, a script, a backup program, choice is yours. The PC will see the media card as a removable drive.

You need to enable mass storage mode in your BB: Options -> Media Card

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9364/11192009171114.png

A few tips before you install the Desktop Manager:

a) install the version without Roxio (Roxio can be a source of endless headaches), look for the installer "English w/o Media Manager".

b) during installation uncheck the option to include BB Automatic Update. If you include it then the following happens:

- a Windows startup process will be installed with no option to turn it off in DM's GUI
- Vendor.xml file will be automatically reloaded even if it was deliberately deleted, which makes upgrading the OS from another vendor impossible, ref:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...-xml-file.html
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