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  1. tcjohnsson's Avatar
    I backed up my 8330 using desktop manager and the size of the IPD file is only 20MB. My file free is 29MB (out of 83MB total) so I assume I should have well over 20MB of data on the phone that should be backed up. Am I missing something here?
    03-23-09 11:15 PM
  2. chelseytx's Avatar
    the one i have on my home pc now is 1.95 mb (so 2 mb)

    and it is from the 17th
    03-23-09 11:25 PM
  3. tcjohnsson's Avatar
    the one i have on my home pc now is 1.95 mb (so 2 mb)

    and it is from the 17th
    What is your file free size?
    03-23-09 11:27 PM
  4. icancn2u's Avatar
    Mine are about 2.5 mb and I keep a lot of stuff on my BB, last time I did a restore I got back all I expected.
    03-23-09 11:28 PM
  5. chelseytx's Avatar
    atm it is 22 and change, let me do a back up and see what i get give me a few minutes
    03-23-09 11:28 PM
  6. chelseytx's Avatar
    the new backup file only jump about half a meg. it is sitting at 2.69 with 23 and change now FF
    03-23-09 11:32 PM
  7. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    I think the part you are missing is that a backup does only the
    databases and settings. It does not backup applications which
    is why the file size isn't quite squaring with what you expect.

    My file free is 26mb out of 64. The average size of a backup file
    for me is 775k
    03-23-09 11:34 PM
  8. chelseytx's Avatar
    i used to run about 32 ff, but recently downloaded a bunch of stuff (see: CRAP) so 22/23 aint bad, can prob do a reset and get back to 30 or so.
    03-23-09 11:34 PM
  9. tcjohnsson's Avatar

    That does seem small, waaay to small. My backups are ranging from 377mb to 478mb with a file free of 28mb
    I think you mean your file back up is between 37 and 47MB, right? I would feel comfortable with that considering my file free size... but 20MB? Doesn't sound right. I'm worried that if my phone ever gets lost or is damaged, I won't get back all my data. Thoughts?
    03-23-09 11:34 PM
  10. chelseytx's Avatar
    I think you mean your file back up is between 37 and 47MB, right? I would feel comfortable with that considering my file free size... but 20MB? Doesn't sound right. I'm worried that if my phone ever gets lost or is damaged, I won't get back all my data. Thoughts?
    actually he ment KB not MB... he deleted the post bc of the mess up.
    03-23-09 11:38 PM
  11. chelseytx's Avatar
    I think you mean your file back up is between 37 and 47MB, right? I would feel comfortable with that considering my file free size... but 20MB? Doesn't sound right. I'm worried that if my phone ever gets lost or is damaged, I won't get back all my data. Thoughts?
    see AG's post above.
    03-23-09 11:39 PM
  12. chelseytx's Avatar
    I backed up my 8330 using desktop manager and the size of the IPD file is only 20MB. My file free is 29MB (out of 83MB total) so I assume I should have well over 20MB of data on the phone that should be backed up. Am I missing something here?
    do you mean MB or KB?
    03-23-09 11:40 PM
  13. tcjohnsson's Avatar
    I think the part you are missing is that a backup does only the
    databases and settings. It does not backup applications which
    is why the file size isn't quite squaring with what you expect.

    My file free is 26mb out of 64. The average size of a backup file
    for me is 775k

    Good grief... only 775k? Mine says 20,895k. When you only have 29MB out of 83MB memory free, that would mean 54MB is being used. The backup file is only 20MB leaving 34MB to applications? That seems a bit high considering I have only a couple applications added to my phone. Just to note, I have a TREMENDOUS number of emails on my phone. 3,658 to be exact.
    03-23-09 11:41 PM
  14. tcjohnsson's Avatar
    do you mean MB or KB?
    MB is what I meant. The file size says 20,895kb
    03-23-09 11:42 PM
  15. chelseytx's Avatar
    one thing: i dont think the back up backs up the OS, which takes up some of that file space
    03-23-09 11:42 PM
  16. chelseytx's Avatar
    MB is what I meant. The file size says 20,895kb
    okay, i think something is wrong in that the file it too big.

    i have a ton of crap on my phone and have never had a file about 3 megs or so.... do another back up adn see what happens.

    can u post a screen shot? of the file with a tool tip or the properties open?
    03-23-09 11:44 PM
  17. Tremortality's Avatar
    Chelsey is correct I deleted mine, I made an error. My backups are 370k, 410k, 372k

    Thanks for looking out CTX
    03-23-09 11:47 PM
  18. chelseytx's Avatar
    Chelsey is correct I deleted mine, I made an error. My backups are 370k, 410k, 372k

    Thanks for looking out CTX
    yepyep!




    sTaLkInG is FuN
    03-23-09 11:48 PM
  19. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    okay, i think something is wrong in that the file it too big.
    My thinking exactly. Even when my phone was new and cluttered with all
    kinds of crap, I never approached 3mb for a backup file.

    And out of curiosity, why are you keeping that much email. That is a recipe
    for an impending memory meltdown.
    03-23-09 11:49 PM
  20. tcjohnsson's Avatar
    okay, i think something is wrong in that the file it too big.

    i have a ton of crap on my phone and have never had a file about 3 megs or so.... do another back up adn see what happens.

    can u post a screen shot? of the file with a tool tip or the properties open?
    Here is a screen shot of the properties of the file.
    03-23-09 11:53 PM
  21. Tremortality's Avatar
    Screenshot would be nice

    kB, kb, bytes - something isnt right....

    I stand corrected, nothing new there. It is in fact MB. No clue what is going on there...... Wish I could help but this is best left to the gurus
    Last edited by Tremortality; 03-23-09 at 11:56 PM.
    03-23-09 11:54 PM
  22. chelseytx's Avatar
    okay, WOW. that is a huge file, AG - u ever seen one this big? whats up.


    lol to the fact that i tried to close the screen shot via the close/okay button rotflmfao @ me.

    and did it a second time. jezz
    03-23-09 11:55 PM
  23. tcjohnsson's Avatar
    My thinking exactly. Even when my phone was new and cluttered with all
    kinds of crap, I never approached 3mb for a backup file.

    And out of curiosity, why are you keeping that much email. That is a recipe
    for an impending memory meltdown.
    I just purged ~2,000 today. The phone works OK and I never let the FF memory drop below 20MB (I heard 12MB is the minimum). I like to have the emails (approx 6 months worth) in my hand. It's important for my job. You have no idea how many times I've had to recall old emails for work. Having them there, at least for me... is priceless.
    03-23-09 11:56 PM
  24. chelseytx's Avatar
    what do you messages look like? how many do you have on your bb?
    03-23-09 11:58 PM
  25. chelseytx's Avatar
    lol just saw AG's post about emails - missed it somehow.

    the sheer number has got to be y it is so big. if possible DELETE DELETE DELETE. i can almost guaranty you that it will go down tremendously
    03-24-09 12:01 AM
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