Backup your mobile data for peace of mind

Backup your mobile data for peace of mind

Summary: Going on the road with only a mobile device can be a tragic experience if your data gets corrupted or lost and you do not have a recent backup in hand. There are solutions for all mobile platforms and Sprite Software develops some of the most powerful and user friendly utilities. Get a backup solution now and backup your devices regularly.

TOPICS: Data Management

One of the first applications you should load on mobile devices is some type of backup utility so that all your vital data is not lost when you are out on the road. Sprite Backup has always been my personal favorite for Windows Mobile devices due to the advanced backup options and reliability with restoring from a reset. Another excellent feature of Sprite Backup is the ability to restore after a ROM update. Sprite Software announced the release of Sprite Backup 5.1 for Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphones so they now have you covered for Pocket PC and Smartphone devices. For enterprise customers peace of mind, backups can be encrypted so if a device is lost then the data remains secure in the backup. They are still working on Motorola Q and Orange Smartphones. Sprite Backup is available for US$29.95.

If you have a device running the Palm OS, then I personally highly recommend Resco Backup. I have tested many Palm backup solutions and I find Resco Backup to give me the fastest, most complete, and reliable backups. The application also supports encrypted backups and individual file backups to keep your data safe. Resco Backup also only costs US$14.95.

Sprite Software also has a backup solution for S60 devices although I have to admit I just found this out when creating the blog entry and haven't yet tried it myself. I also need to admit that I have been spoiled by the rock solid performance with my latest S60 devices and have not backed any of them up yet. If you know of a good backup solution for the S60 platform, feel free to share it here for others to try.

Topic: Data Management

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  • Sprite Backup for E61

    My Outlook data is backed up when synced to my desktop. I looked in to Sprite for S60 for other data, but the E61 is not listed on the "List of Phones". Should I be concerned that it is not yet on this list?
    • May still work on the E61

      The N91 is shown on their list of phones and it also runs S60 3rd Edition. I will download and try the software to see if it works on my E61 and let you know what happens.
      palmsolo (aka Matthew Miller)
    • Backup Support for E61


      I guess you can always make use of a synchronisation service to sync & backup your outlook data. one of the new ones is that supports E61 otherwise for contacts and calendar sync for no charge. A plug in for outlook is supported too. Hope this helps you out one way or the other.
  • E61 Support

    We're currently working on support for Series 60 3rd Edition, so E60 and E61 not yet supported at this time. We will post an announcement on the web site when it is ready.
    Sean Connolly