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  1. #1
    Damian Skeeles
    Guest
    Grr!

    I lost all the data in my internal drive in September, and now its' gone and
    done it again!

    Admittedly, it wasn't a clever thing to do. I taped a 10 minute voice memo,
    totalling 600k (I assume in AMR format), then tried sending it as a PCMail.
    It chugged, it slowed, it became unresponsive, I became uneasy... eventually
    turning off the phone.

    But alas, too late. First it took ages to start up. Then it moved on to
    'out of memory' errors, and prompted me to delete, what I assume were
    temporary files, one by one. When that didn't work, it hung completely, and
    I had to remove the battery. After 2-3 power-on cycles, it finally came up
    with "Your internal memory is now corrupt and will now be reformatted". The
    rest, as they say, is history. As are 2 months of Banking records, 400
    SMSes, etc. etc.

    So - anyone know of any decent backup solutions out there? Not the Sony
    Ericsson "go on, use the cradle, lose the use of your phone/PDA for a couple
    of hours while it backs up your phone and 128Mb memory stick, and have no
    choice over the backup range" afterthought of a 'solution'. Ideally,
    something that copies the Internal RAM to the supplied Flash card, 'a la
    FlashBack on the Psion5mx?

    Or alternatively - maybe something on the PC that automatically synchronises
    or copies files over the 'My P800' browser link whenever the phone is
    connected.?

    Any suggestions?

    Damian





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  2. #2
    Darran West
    Guest

    Re: P800 crashed again

    "Damian Skeeles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Grr!
    >

    <SNIP>
    > So - anyone know of any decent backup solutions out there? Not the Sony
    > Ericsson "go on, use the cradle, lose the use of your phone/PDA for a

    couple
    > of hours while it backs up your phone and 128Mb memory stick, and have no
    > choice over the backup range" afterthought of a 'solution'. Ideally,
    > something that copies the Internal RAM to the supplied Flash card, 'a la
    > FlashBack on the Psion5mx?

    <SNIP>

    I know that you don't like the included SE backup software but if you just
    select phone then it only takes around 2-3 minutes to perform a backup (in
    my experience). As the memory card is not affected by a reformat of the
    internal drive anything on there should be safe.

    I am afraid that this is as much help as I can offer. Sorry that it doesn't
    answer you specific query but this is the best solution I can think of at
    the moment.

    I do agree with you that it would be good if someone could write some back
    up software to copy things like messages and contacts from the phone to the
    MS duo. You could then backup data on the go and at least restore the most
    basic/essential phone features without having to use your PC.

    Darran West





  3. #3
    Steve Court
    Guest

    Re: P800 crashed again


    > I know that you don't like the included SE backup software but if you just
    > select phone then it only takes around 2-3 minutes to perform a backup (in
    > my experience). As the memory card is not affected by a reformat of the
    > internal drive anything on there should be safe.


    That's exactly what I used to recover my P800, following a problem I
    had with the SIM card holder. This was fixed under warranty and I
    totally restored the phone, following a factory re-set prior to repair,
    from the SE backup file. The Memory Card was unaffected - phone was back
    up and running in minutes.

    Also, everything on the Memory Card, I had stored elsewhere anyway -
    pics, sound files, apps etc, as they originated from a PC prior to loading.

    The P800 SE bundled backup utility is fine by me - now if you really
    want to get upset, get an SPV! :-)

    Steve




  4. #4
    mSake
    Guest

    Re: P800 crashed again

    at least you can back it up, us mac users have no way off backing up
    the internal memory! (unless we buy vpc)

    In article <[email protected]>, Damian
    Skeeles <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Grr!
    >
    > I lost all the data in my internal drive in September, and now its' gone and
    > done it again!
    >
    > Admittedly, it wasn't a clever thing to do. I taped a 10 minute voice memo,
    > totalling 600k (I assume in AMR format), then tried sending it as a PCMail.
    > It chugged, it slowed, it became unresponsive, I became uneasy... eventually
    > turning off the phone.
    >
    > But alas, too late. First it took ages to start up. Then it moved on to
    > 'out of memory' errors, and prompted me to delete, what I assume were
    > temporary files, one by one. When that didn't work, it hung completely, and
    > I had to remove the battery. After 2-3 power-on cycles, it finally came up
    > with "Your internal memory is now corrupt and will now be reformatted". The
    > rest, as they say, is history. As are 2 months of Banking records, 400
    > SMSes, etc. etc.
    >
    > So - anyone know of any decent backup solutions out there? Not the Sony
    > Ericsson "go on, use the cradle, lose the use of your phone/PDA for a couple
    > of hours while it backs up your phone and 128Mb memory stick, and have no
    > choice over the backup range" afterthought of a 'solution'. Ideally,
    > something that copies the Internal RAM to the supplied Flash card, 'a la
    > FlashBack on the Psion5mx?
    >
    > Or alternatively - maybe something on the PC that automatically synchronises
    > or copies files over the 'My P800' browser link whenever the phone is
    > connected.?
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    >
    > Damian
    >
    >




  5. #5
    Damian Skeeles
    Guest

    Re: P800 crashed again

    Steve Court <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > > I know that you don't like the included SE backup software but if you just
    > > select phone then it only takes around 2-3 minutes to perform a backup (in
    > > my experience). As the memory card is not affected by a reformat of the
    > > internal drive anything on there should be safe.


    > The P800 SE bundled backup utility is fine by me - now if you really
    > want to get upset, get an SPV! :-)


    I'm thinking of fixing my Psion 5mx :-)

    Now *that* was a PDA....


    [d]



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