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Re: Dumb Question

  • Subject: Re: Dumb Question
  • From: Stan Gosnell <me@work.com>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 06:21:00 GMT
  • Newsgroups: comp.sys.palmtops
  • Organization: Road Runner High Speed Online http://www.rr.com
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Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com> wrote in

> Can someone please tell me the benefits of Palm backup programs? Why
> not just make copies of the relevant data file? I must be missing
> something, or else people would not be _paying_ to have a failsafe.

There are many benefits.  A good backup program does the backup 
automatically, on a schedule, so you don't have to remember to make a 
copy.  It backs up everything, not just data files, including unsaved 
preferences, etc.  It does a restore quickly and automatically without 
needing anything in RAM.  I use BackupMan, and it does a backup every 
morning before I wake up, keeps 2 previous backups, and deletes the 
older ones without any intervention, and then turns the Palm back off.  
When I am faced with a hard reset, I just do it, and then restore my 
latest backup, and the whole thing takes perhaps a minute.  There is no 
way I would do all this manually every morning, and thus would be 
eventually faced with a reset with no hope of a complete restore.  Data 
loss would be inevitable.  I can't afford to lose data, so I spent a 
huge $10 for something that prevents disaster.



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