Losing all the data on my BlackBerry would not be as bad as having my hard drive die on my laptop but I would hate to input all the information again. And since this is an easy process, we have no excuses not to backup our BlackBerries on a regular basis.

And it takes less than a minute:

1. Start the RIM application “Desktop Manager”. If this is not installed on your PC, find the CD that came with your BlackBerry and install the software
2. Double click on the “Backup and Restore” button.
3. A new window will pop up. Select the “Backup” button.
4. Simply choose a directory where to store your backup file. The Desktop Manager conveniently names the backup file with today’s date.
Easy Backup
Follow the 4 easy steps to backup your BlackBerry

That’s it! Your data is now safe and you can lose you BlackBerry without fear.

The Backup process features an interesting option we recommend you use. You can decide when the backup takes place. With this simple scheduling process, you automatically backup your device data every “n” days. Every 7 days look like a good setting.
Backup Autosteps
Automatic Backup Scheduling Options

To access the “Backup and Restore Options” screen, press “Options” button.

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