08-06-2012 04:09 PM
I am worried about losing important data from my curve 8900 memo pad, as well as call logs. Is this information stored on the sd card and accessable by just plugging the sd card into my computer card reader?
08-06-2012 04:38 PM
Hi and Welcome to the Community!
There are three types of potential memory on a BB: 1) Application Memory, 2) Device Memory, and 3) Media/SD Card Memory.
Application Memory -- This is the most crucial; it is the protected (not user accessible), dedicated, and fixed (in size) space that is available as the destination for the installation of applications (plus some application storage, overhead and such). You cannot touch AppMemory. You cannot improve the maximum AppMemory that your BB has. It is what it is. Applications can only install here...there is no option.
Device Memory -- This is space on your BB that you can touch to store files, pictures, media, etc. Typically, it is not terribly large, but it is available to you.
SD/Media Card Memory -- This is what it says...your SD card, for you to store files, media, pictures, etc. It can be as large as your BB OS can support...see this KB:
OK...with that background, next...what is stored where...start with this:
All of those are stored in AppMemory, and can be stored nowhere else. They are all backed up via the Desktop Software:
BB Protect backs up, to "the cloud", a subset of those databases.
Now, since Call Logs and Memos are part of the SmartPhone Databases stored in App Memory, the answer to the other part of your question is no -- they are not stored on the SD card. But, some things you create could be stored there...pictures, videos, documents, etc. can all be stored either on the SD card or to Device Memory...typically, you make choices as to where these things are stored as you save them (some apps have defaults you can set for this).
As for "just plugging" your SD card into a computer...yes, you can do that...and move/change/delete/copy/etc. as you would normally do. But, don't forget about Device Memory...you may well have put some things there that you'd also want to make sure you back up to your computer.
Here's what I do:
I know that's a bit more than you actually asked, but the hints I took from your question led me to so much more.
08-06-2012 06:52 PM