Re: Problems syncing calendar and addressbook with Treo 680

On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 12:02 -0600, Chris Payne wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 11:29 AM, Matt Davey <mcdavey mrao cam ac uk> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 09:12 -0600, Chris Payne wrote:
> >> gpilotd-Message: Base AddressDB is to be ignored by sync
> >> gpilotd-Message: Base DatebookDB is to be ignored by sync
> > (among others)
> >
> > This is surprising.  Have you marked these applications on your Treo as
> > "not for backup"?  Have a dig.  These messages suggest the PDA databases
> > are marked as to be ignored (i.e. PDA-side, not desktop-side).  Note
> > that the memo DB is not showing this message.
> Well, using FileZ I poked around to see what was set for backup or not
> (is there  a better way to find this out on the Palm?). According to
> it, both the MemoDb and the DatebookDb have the backup bit un-set,
> which I read as "do not backup". I toggled the backup bit to on for
> DatebookDb but there was no change.

Is the bit still toggled to on?  Has it magically changed back?  Might
sound like a dumb question, but the DatebookDB is a bit "magic" as it is
created on the fly by PalmOS as a backwards compatibility access to the
ContactsDB-PAdd database.

I don't have a device to hand, but I suspect there is something on the
Treo that lets you mark which databases to exclude from backups.

> Just to prove I was not fooling myself through all the iterations, I
> enabled the Memo conduit (still not set for backup on the Palm) and
> the successful sync output is included below.

Well, I'm just saying that the log messages indicate gnome-pilot is
deliberately ignoring those databases and not calling the
address/calendar conduits as a result.

The error messages about not reading the system info may or may not be
significant, but I doubt it given that the memo sync is working fine.

> Not sure what to do next, but thanks for the help.

You're welcome.  I'd keep looking for PDA-side specification of which
apps to sync.


Matt Davey		Make it as simple as possible, but no simpler.
mcdavey mrao cam ac uk 			     Einstein.

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