Re: [NTLK] NCU vs. Card Backups

From: Brian (
Date: Sun Nov 07 2004 - 05:01:34 PST

On Sunday, November 7, 2004, at 03:15 AM,

> Subject: [NTLK] NCU vs. Card Backups
> From: "James Wages" <>
> I recently read a post claiming that NCU is notorious for unreliable
> backups. This was the first I've heard about that, but it has me
> concerned. That comment was followed by a suggestion to make backups
> to
> linear cards.

In my experience, and from what I've seen on the list, the incremental
backups are the absolute worst, as in very unlikely to work properly-

Clean backups, where everything gets done from scratch, seem to be OK.
And I've not had one be bad yet.

You can force a clean backup every time by renaming the backup files
and putting them in a new directory (at least on a 9.x Mac). Do this
for both the main MP backup, and for that of your cards, and it all
should be there when you need it.

If you have a spare Messagepad, (and you should these days since they
are cheap :) you can test restore a backup and make sure it is OK. offers SBM Utilities which is very useful and has
backup/restore from a card as one feature.



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