Re: NTLK Backup problems from nowhere on 9.0 (not 9.0.4)

From: Kenny Song (
Date: Tue Jul 25 2000 - 02:18:07 CDT

>If it always fail when backing up the system information, I would suspect something is wrong in the system soup. If you want to experiment, try backing up to your external card using
>SBM Utilities. Do a hard reset, making sure you remove the card before doing so. Check the FAQ for the proper steps. Make sure SBM Utilities in on the card as well. Then, restore
>everything, but the system soup. Warning: you will have to reconfigure your Newton, and you might have to enter a bunch of registration codes for 3rd party apps again. You might want to
>try to perform the backup again. Like I said, you will loose a lot of settings, as much applications store their preferences in the system soup, so it might be painful to start with a
>new system soup, but it might be the only way to go if you want to perform a backup.
You don't need SBM Utilities to do an Internal backup to Card. Just backup from your Card Slip. Make sure your Card has enough space. The backup will be independent of your Soups and Programs so don't worry. You can safely erase just the backup later.

I agree with Laurent about skipping the System Information when you restore. I bet that's the source of your problem. Just make sure you have hard copies of ALL your registration codes. You'll also have to reset most of your application's preference but since you've done it before, that shouldn't be a real pain.

I'll recommend getting rid of a problem system soup everytime. You don't know what's corrupted and it may do more damage at a later date.

Good luck.

Kenny Song
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