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Posts Tagged backup

Restoring WhatsApp Chat History – Android

New phone arrived, WhatsApp reinstalled, wait… Where are my messages? Having installed the WhatsApp app, I half expected all my old messages to just come down from “the cloud”, no such luck! It took me half an hour of googling to work out how to restore the WhatsApp Chat backups! So here it is for anyone else who’s interested…

by Keiron on November 3rd, 2011 | Mobile Phones | 34 Comments » |

The Backup Saga is Over! MyXerver!

Ok the backup saga has rumbled on for close to a year now, but I finally decided on my solution last week and it looks fantastic! I was heavily influenced by the register’s review, and an email from their sales team. I’ve purchased a MyXerver 1TB along with a 1TB USB drive to run to it, and after the ParcelForce saga I now have them installed, I couldn’t have chose better as they look exactly the same when unpacked (just one in black and one in white!). After unpacking I plugged in the MyXerver and started to write this post, given that the instructions said it could take anywhere between 1 and 3 minutes to boot I was impressed that… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 30th, 2009 | Hardware | 9 Comments » |

Backup Space – The minefield just got bigger!

Glenn threw a real spanner in the works just before I went off to buy this damned USB Hard Drive as a backup device! We both bought external hard disks around the same time, and would probably both do it differently if we were to do it again! Original photo by Topato So where do we start? Glenn’s advice was to get a cheap desktop (circa £200) and stick 4 HDD’s in it and RAID-5 them, this got me thinking – I have my old desktop and I’ve promised Emma I’ll buy a new desktop (that doesn’t have wires hanging out and is in a terrible half working condition) when we move. Here’s the problem – I’ve not built a… Continue reading »

by Keiron on January 12th, 2008 | Hardware | 24 Comments » |

Backup Space – What a minefield!

You would think just a second hard drive would be enough to suffice for something like this wouldn’t you? This isn’t so, neither for the server or home use! Home Backups I bought a Netgear SC101 a year or so ago, put a 400GB HDD inside it and it runs like a dream, I’m only using one slot of the two available, so it’s not RAIDed or anything. On recent duplicate file scan I discovered that I’m not actually using it as backup device, it’s simply become add-on storage (and lots of it!). I clearly need to backup the data on that as well! You ought to do a scan yourself, you might find you have exactly the same problem!… Continue reading »

by Keiron on December 31st, 2007 | Hardware | 8 Comments » |

Playing with my Orange SPV M700 / HTC Trinity (Part 1 of X)

I love my phone, it does everything I want it to, meaning I can run the business, play games and even find where I am when I’m lost with TomTom. I do however have a few annoyances so have gone on the hunt for fixes or software that will help me with those. The first annoyance is that the phone always vibrates when it sends an SMS. It probably makes a noise as well if you have the sound on (but I don’t normally have sound on), after a quick scan on The XDA-Developers Forum, where Tinity Hacks is suggested, a great little tool with allsorts of little extra’s that saves you going into the registry to play with them!… Continue reading »

by Keiron on September 19th, 2007 | Mobile Phones, PDA | 6 Comments » |