[maemo-developers] What to backup in fremantle?

From: Aniello Del Sorbo anidel at gmail.com
Date: Tue Nov 17 14:39:59 EET 2009
2009/11/17 Till Harbaum <lists at harbaum.org>:
> Hi,
> i have been asked to add the gpxview application data into the system backup
> (http://maemo.org/packages/package_instance/view/fremantle_extras-testing_free_armel/gpxview/0.8.13-1/)
> Now i see a fundamental problem here. All this data _is_ already stored on the internal
> memory card for exactly the reason of surviving a re-flash. The problem is that the backup
> is usually also stored on exactly that card (unless you explicitely ask to have it stored on the
> external one).
> So whenever my application data is lost (e.g. due to flashing of a new mmc image) the backups
> on the internal card are also lost making any inclusion of my data into these backups rather
> futile.
> What is the correct way to handle this? What should go into the backup and is anything from the
> internal memory card supposed to go into the backup or not?
> Till

I never tried this, but I could back-up my N900 and bring the back-up
on a new unit and restore it there.
Say the first N900 has to be brought for some reason back to Nokia
(breaks later, loan expires, you name it).

In general, if you can't think of use cases, do it anyway, you never
know what people could come up with.

Sent from London, Eng, United Kingdom
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