- 03-13-2010, 08:29 PM #2
- 03-13-2010, 09:32 PM #4
- 03-13-2010, 09:57 PM #5
Like I mentioned before, even BlackBerry is seeing an array of OTA backup programs that one may use to compliment the very good desktop backup already in place.
I realize that OTA backup/restore isn't so easily done with a device like the Touch, but I still would like to somehow see a secondary redundnat backup system developed for it.
- 03-14-2010, 12:15 PM #7
- 03-14-2010, 03:52 PM #8
Without a longer explanation, you'd have to see how much I add and edit data to my device during the day (I run my business on my portable devices). Believe me, like I said, having both desktop and onboard redundant backup has saved me a lot of damage over the years!
What I'd ultimately like to see is something that backs up to the Touch's internal memory in some way, similar to what Norton Ghost does - duplicate everything in memory as an image to another partition of the memory that can be restored down to the individual file level (Palm's been doing stuff like that for years).
- 03-14-2010, 07:41 PM #10
When itunes backups up you iPhone this is copy #1
When Windows 7 Professional uses it's "backup function of its own" this is copy number 2
Each copy has everything down to your text messages but you can not pick and choose which part you want to restore...
Palm might have been doing this for years, and if so, then maybe you should consider getting a piece of junk Palm Pre...
1. It's not the Pre that has the redundant backup, it's Palms retired OS & handhelds that do that.
2. It's also the very fact that Palm has left their old platform behind and created the Pre that has moved me to switch from old Palm to the iPhone Touch. I have chosen iPhone OS & Touch for a variety of both technical and non-technical reasons. The iPod Touch does things that are impossible in Palm OS so, there's trade-offs. My initial post was on more of casual curiosity, rather than looking to see if I should trust it. I'm still heading toward the iPod Touch; I'll make do with whatever backup sytems are available. There's a few things to learn as I jump into this.
- 03-15-2010, 08:22 AM #12
One thing to realise is that for an old palm, an online backup numbered in the MB.
For the iphone os these tend to number in the gig.
That's 1000 times more data to backup.
There's also a security issue to account for. The palm let you, the iphone os is more secure and doesn't allow unfettered access to everything
- 03-16-2010, 05:03 PM #14