Re: Backup Time
From: Carl G. (carl_at_kreativetrax.com)
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 21:23:57 -0500
The total amount on the PPA I'm backing up is 25MB.
Active Sync backup takes about an hour to get about 60% of the way done then
the PPC disconnects (cutting off the backup process) - leaving me no backup
file. Of course, if I chose in the options to have backup start upon
reconnect... the cycle repeats itself until I cancel it - which still leaves
me no backup file.
The HD for backup is 60GB (so space is not the problem).
The Active Sync S/W is the latest version (for USB fixes): 3.7.1. And yes,
I do use USB.
I've just noticed that while _NOT_ in the backup mode... my PPC still
disconnects then reconnects (asking for password). There were no operations
underway while this happened. That may be the whole problem! I will check
"Raj Pillai" <YouMeAndTheMail@Softhome.net> wrote in message
> "Carl G." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Why is it tremendously faster to simply copy files from the PPC to
> > harddisk
> > than use the Backup (when/if backup even works properly)?
> > I understand compression may take time...
> > but this ratio minutes (via copy) to many hours (via backup).
> > Is there a way to tell backup to not compress a file... to speed the
> > backup
> > process?
> Hi Carl,
> There is no method to tell the ActiveSync backup not to compress a file or
> to speed up the process. You will get faster speed if you use ActiveSync
> over an Ethernet/WiFi connection.
> Out of curiosity - How big is the backup file that ActiveSync generates?
> In terms of reliability of the ActiveSync connection, have you tried using
> the latest version of ActiveSync. It supposed to have a number of USB
> fixes ---
> In an earlier post, you also mention that you are facing a PPC crash every
> week although the battery is good..... Have you installed any third party
> software on your device? Some of these s/w might be a potential cause.
> If you are looking for a quicker backup application, another alternative
> would be using third party software. Amongst them Sprite Backup for
> PC is pretty popular.
> I hope you find the information useful.