BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-18-2006, 04:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Model: 7100v
Carrier: vodafone
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Getting into IPD files

Please Login to Remove!

Hi

I have a quick question about backup files I wanted to put to you.
I recently upgraded alot of blackberrys to a new server, and alot of addresses which were on the blackberry handheld weren't included. These were addresses which were copied over from a sim card address book, or just setup manually on the handheld. Basically any addresses which weren't on the users Outlook Contacts already.

So I backed up each handheld before the server upgrade, and now I have all these IPD files, and I can't do anything with them. I can't transfer them over through the Desktop Manager because the address book is read-only. And I can't get into those files throughthe computer.

In some cases there's up to 30 entries missing from the users address book and I can't figure out how to transfer them over.

Any help greatly appreciated.
Offline  
Old 05-18-2006, 05:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
JerryD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Model: 9000
OS: 5.0.0.106
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 877
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

WARNING: This procedure will delete all the current entries in the Address Book, and therefore MIGHT wipe all contacts out of Outlook. TEST IT FIRST! If it does delete all the current entries in Outlook's Contacts, they MIGHT go to Outlook's Deleted Items (maybe someone else can advise? I think they do but don't remember absolutely!). If they do, empty the user's Deleted Items before proceeding, that way you can simply restore all the deleted Contacts when the process is done. As I said, test the procedure first - some of this info is coming from memory (although I'm testing some as I write this too).

The IPD files will only work with the Backup applet within the Desktop Manager. I just tried something that should work for you.

Install DM on a machine that does NOT have Outlook installed (it might work if Outlook is installed, but no profiles are available too). Start DM and make sure that in the Intellisync applet NOTHING is checked under SYNCHRONIZE NOW or in AUTO START.

Start DM and connect the BB. If DM doesn't find the BB, go to Connection Settings and hit the DETECT button. You'll be prompted for the BB's password if there is one, and DM will establish the connection.

Now start the Backup and Restore applet, and hit the ADVANCED button. The applet will read the data available on the BB. Now select FILE --> OPEN from the Advanced window's menu and select the appropriate IPD file. Go down the list of backed up items (on the left), click on Address Book, and click the right (->) arrow to push the data onto the BB. As noted above, this will delete all current entries in the address book, and I don't know if they can be recovered from the user's Outlook Deleted Items.

If you test and find that the contacts deleted from the BB do not end up in Deleted Items, you can always back up the existing contacts to a PST, let BB and Outlook sync up, then restore the contacts from the PST.

Once you're done, you should make sure that no addresses are on the user's SIM that are not in Contacts. From the Address Book on the BB, click the wheel to bring up the menu, and select SIM Phone Book. Once there, click the wheel and select Copy All To Address Book and tell the users to only keep emergency numbers there - not anything they normally use - it should only be there if, for some reason, the rest of the Address Book is lost.

Hope this helps.

J
Offline  
Old 05-18-2006, 10:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Grimlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Signal Mountain, TN
Model: 9900
PIN: Positive Intrinsic Negative???
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 728
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I have found that you have to disable wireless sync before doing a restore from an IPD.

This can be done from the enterprise activation screen by keying " cnfg" and setting wireless sync to "No". Perform the restore and then repeat the process to turn it back on. In a few moments, the Activation will restart on the device and double check all of the databases.
__________________
BlackBerry® Certified Support Specialist

Tri-wielding Z10/9900/9670
9810,9800,9700,8220,9000,8820,8800,7270,
8700c,7290,7230,7510,6510,5810,957,857,950
Offline  
Old 09-26-2006, 12:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Model: 7100
Carrier: Nextel and Verizon Wireless
Posts: 18
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjgrim
I have found that you have to disable wireless sync before doing a restore from an IPD.

This can be done from the enterprise activation screen by keying " cnfg" and setting wireless sync to "No". Perform the restore and then repeat the process to turn it back on. In a few moments, the Activation will restart on the device and double check all of the databases.
This worked great for me. Thanks.
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.