[maemo-developers] What to backup in fremantle?

From: Till Harbaum lists at harbaum.org
Date: Tue Nov 17 14:59:54 EET 2009

i actually did copy an entire system that way, but that also involved a backup to
the external card. My problems are
a) the default backup location is the internal card
b) the system doesn't differ between the card, so whatever goes into backups
 to the external card also goes into backup on the internal one


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Betreff: Re: What to backup in fremantle?
Gesendet: Di, 17. Nov 2009
Von: Aniello Del Sorbo<anidel at gmail.com>

> 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_fr
> ee_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.
> -- 
> anidel
> Sent from London, Eng, United Kingdom

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