[NTLK] Backing up to ATA CF

Forrest Buffenmyer newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Fri Nov 7 13:40:55 EST 2014

I would strongly urge you get a copy of SMB Utilities...it's a great help for any data manipulation on storage cards...and other useful features.


Morgan Aldridge <morgant at makkintosshu.com> wrote:

>On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Woody Smith <woodysmith at me.com> wrote:
>> > On Nov 4, 2014, at 10:00 PM, Stephen Hankins <ghankins at mac.com
>> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>> >
>> > I have installed Paul Guyot's ATA Support and have successfully
>> partitioned a 32MB Canon Compact Flash Card, using a Transcend CF Adaptor.
>> >
>> > The CF card functions as a normal store (i.e., I can file things on it).
>> But it does not trigger the usual message from the Newton OS asking if I
>> want to back up onto it. Should I expect that? Or should I expect to have
>> to use something like SBM utilities to create backups?
>> IIRC you need to use SBM utilities to backup to ATA card.
>> Since the ATA drivers would be lost with a brain wipe you would lose your
>> ability to read the card until the ATA package is reinstalled.
>> If you have a second newton device you can beam the package if necessary.
>It's probably still in the ATA drivers README or something, but it used to
>be noted in Paul Guyot's site that the ATA drivers don't support
>backup/restore. He sort of left that as an exercise for whomever might pick
>up the project after him, but nobody has.
>I use SMB Utilities as part of my all-too-infrequent backup process, but
>have never tried it with my CF card I use with the ATA drivers. That is the
>most likely way to get it to work, but I'd suggest not having any important
>data on your CF card before attempting it. If you do, let us know how it
>goes. I'll have to give it a shot at some point as well.
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