Re: Restoring from backup

Hi Michelle,

On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 20:19 +0200, Michelle Baert wrote:
> Hi,
> My question might look simple but I couldn't find an answer in web
> pages.
> I've used gnome-pilot (with applet and evolution) for months, it's
> configured to make backup at every hotsync, but I realize now I don't
> know how to restore files from these backups, after :/ a hard reset of
> my Palm (TX).

The first thing I recommend (you've probably done so already) is to make
a copy of your backup directory to avoid losing it!

After a hard reset, gnome-pilot attempts to recognise your palm from
some internal system info.  It it gets a match it should attempt to
restore from your backup directory.  Are you getting any diagnostics
from gnome-pilot?  If not, you could try running gpilotd from the
command line to see the output ('killall gpilotd; /usr/bin/gpilotd
(or /usr/libexec/gpilotd)').

> My backup-conduit file is like this:
> [Pilot_1936]
> backup_dir=/home/mich/pim/palm/backup
> updated_only=true
> remove_deleted=false
> no_of_backups=3
> exclude_files= 
> In gpilotd-control-applet, backup conduit is enabled, but the "one time
> action" combo offers no choice but "None".
> I tried to restore (after a hard reset) with
> pilot-xfer, but it fails on many files.

"pilot-xfer -r /home/mich/pim/palm/backup -p usb:" (or -p /dev/ttyUSBxx
or whatever you're using) should work.  One caveat is that I believe it
requires the named directory ONLY contains .pdb and .prc files.  If you
have anything else, including sub-directories, move them out of the way
and try again.

Let us know how you get on.


Matt Davey   Science is to computer science as hydrodynamics is to plumbing.
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