QUOTE(daniel3000 @ Jul 26 2006, 11:24 AM)
Thanks for your suggestions.
1. CF: I have no CF card at hand currently. Will try once I got home.
But since it doesn't even work to the internal harddisk (which in other problem cases always worked) I suspect it won't work.
2. NAND: How do I do that? What is backed up by that?
3. tkcBackup: I thought the magic of the built-in backup app is that QTopia is terminated and the system goes into single-user mode so that the file system is as clean as possible for backup. tkc does not seem to do that (I'm reading the manual right now). So I could as well use a simple script for backup, couldn't I?
That would have the advantage that I could automate unmounting the pdaXQTrom loop devices etc.
OTOH: Does the built-in backup really change the runlevel or something different?
In another thread initiated my Meanie in Nov 2005 I read that the built-in backup app just created /tmp/backupfile and restarts QTopia. QTopia then detects the tmp file and instead of starting normal operation it starts a backup. So only QTopia apps are terminated at this point. I could terminate the apps manually and start a script. no problem.
I'd like to be able to create a backup which allows me FAST and EASY restore in one step, so that I can restore in an emergency, or that I can duplicate my setup easily onto the backup Zaurus which has also Cacko ROM flashed.
And the backup should be easily startable, ideally by one icon tap or one command.
Would a script, callable from inside QTopia, be a safe solution?
Would tkcBackup be a better solution? Why?
Thanks a lot
You're welcome. Let's try this again since NetFront seems to have eaten my previous post.
1) I suggested using the external CF because the Zs seem to have the least amount of trouble with it.
2) A Nand backup (and restore) is done from the Diagnostic Menu on the Z. Trisoft has directions for entering it on this page
under the In case your backup doesn't work section. Some Zs (like my 1000) need to have the battery completely removed before plugging in the AC for the DM entry procedure to work.
3) tkcBackup's main advantage is that it allows selective file backup and restore in addition to complete ones so, that means that severely messed .conf or an accidentally deleted file can be restored leaving the rest of your setup alone. I don't currently own tkcBackup but, I was impressed with my trial and it is at the top of my next goodie to buy list.
I'm not qualified to answer your scripting questions since I am a Linux newbie. Perhaps someone else can help you there.
For me, I use a Nand restore for recovery since it backups the entire flash so, I am sure that nothing is missed. Unfortunately that means that my backups are 128MB in size. I was messing around with OZ/GPE the other day when an issue came up that required me using my configured Cacko setup. In less then five minutes I was back in Cacko and the issue taken care of. Nands are great for disaster recovery but, entering the DM is not trivial and requires you have you AC adapter with. That isn't a problem for me since I have three ACs so, I have usually have one near me.