Schedule Automatic Backups on Your Blackberry Pearl - dummies

Schedule Automatic Backups on Your Blackberry Pearl

By Robert Kao, Dante Sarigumba, Marie-Claude Kao, Yosma Sarigumba

Part of BlackBerry Pearl For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can schedule automatic backups on your Blackberry Pearl in six quick steps. When you schedule automated backups of your BlackBerry Pearl, you can really have peace of mind when it comes to preventing information loss.

To set up an autobackup:

  1. From the BlackBerry Desktop Manager (BDM), double-click the Backup and Restore icon.

    The Backup and Restore screen appears.

  2. Click the Options button.

    The Backup and Restore Options screen appears, where you can schedule automatic backups.

  3. Enable the Automatically Backup My Device Every option.

    This enables you to configure more options (check boxes and options become active), such as how often Desktop Manager should back up your BlackBerry.

  4. Select the number of days, between 1 and 99, in the numeric Days field.

    This interval sets how often your BlackBerry will be backed up. For example, if you enter 14 days, your BlackBerry will be backed up every 14 days.

  5. In the When Automatically Backing Up My Device section, select the Backup All Device Application Data option.

    This backs up all the data on your Pearl each time autobackup runs.

    Although you have the option to exclude e-mail messages and information, such as from Address Book, to-do’s, and memos, you should back up everything each time without any exclusion.

  6. Confirm your settings by clicking OK.

    Now you can go on with your life without caring too much about backing up information on your BlackBerry.

To run a backup, you need to connect your BlackBerry Pearl to your PC. Thus, if you travel often or just don’t link your BlackBerry to your PC often, make sure you plug your Pearl into your PC once in a while so the autobackup has a chance to back up your information.