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Old 04-28-2013, 11:26 PM   #7636
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I understand the idea of backing up the Montana files to a computer, and then being able to restore them later to the Montana if the need arises.

However is there any way to back up profiles, shortcuts, tracks, and/or maps in a way that you could restore them on a road trip WITHOUT having a computer?

I have a uSD card that I have not used yet but don't see how I could use it as a backup, without some sort of computer involved. Please explain the philosophy on this best practice.

At the very least I want a way to get my tracks loaded again in case something goes very wrong. Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:09 AM   #7637
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I understand the idea of backing up the Montana files to a computer, and then being able to restore them later to the Montana if the need arises.

However is there any way to back up profiles, shortcuts, tracks, and/or maps in a way that you could restore them on a road trip WITHOUT having a computer?

I have a uSD card that I have not used yet but don't see how I could use it as a backup, without some sort of computer involved. Please explain the philosophy on this best practice.

At the very least I want a way to get my tracks loaded again in case something goes very wrong. Thanks.
You can't do much without some kind of computer but some people use their smartphones or tablet computers to do some of what you're asking for.

I like the idea of having a backup uSD card with my maps, tracks and routes on it, as well as manuals and other information I might need like the manual for my Scala radios. I keep that backup card taped to my Montana's battery.

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Old 04-29-2013, 06:41 AM   #7638
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I understand the idea of backing up the Montana files to a computer, and then being able to restore them later to the Montana if the need arises.

However is there any way to back up profiles, shortcuts, tracks, and/or maps in a way that you could restore them on a road trip WITHOUT having a computer?

I have a uSD card that I have not used yet but don't see how I could use it as a backup, without some sort of computer involved. Please explain the philosophy on this best practice.

At the very least I want a way to get my tracks loaded again in case something goes very wrong. Thanks.

By the way...
I backed up all my files using Basecamp.
When I got my computer back up and running I clicked File>Restore>BaseCamp 2013-04-23.Backup <-----(this is file name in basecamp)

This works great up and running in no time.

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Old 04-29-2013, 08:08 AM   #7639
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I was going to go another route and use a galaxy note 1 as a GPS unit but decided on the Montana. Pulled the trigger and ordered the bundle from GPS City today. Now to read all of Emmbeedee's Hall of Wisdom posts.
Stupid questions to follow once I get the GPS.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:30 AM   #7640
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I was going to go another route and use a galaxy note 1 as a GPS unit but decided on the Montana. Pulled the trigger and ordered the bundle from GPS City today. Now to read all of Emmbeedee's Hall of Wisdom posts.
Very wise.

You, not me.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:02 AM   #7641
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Very wise.

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You may want to preemptively take that back so you're not to disappointed in your assessment when I start asking questions about "on/off buttons" and such other technical operations.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:18 AM   #7642
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By the way...
I backed up all my files using Basecamp.
When I got my computer back up and running I clicked File>Restore>BaseCamp 2013-04-23.Backup <-----(this is file name in basecamp)
Basecamp's 'Backup' & 'Restore' utility will save the list structure and data within BC. But it doesn't write any changes you've made to a *.gpx file you imported into 'My Collections'. To save those changes to a file, you need to do an 'Export'.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:04 AM   #7643
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Basecamp's 'Backup' & 'Restore' utility will save the list structure and data within BC. But it doesn't write any changes you've made to a *.gpx file you imported into 'My Collections'. To save those changes to a file, you need to do an 'Export'.
I not sure I follow you ...
I have imported many gpx and gdb files and they are all still there.
After my PC restore.

I am still learning about basecamp so I must be missing something here.

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Old 04-29-2013, 11:13 AM   #7644
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I not sure I follow you ...
I have imported many gpx and gdb files and they are all still there.
If you make changes to those files in BC and wish to save those changes back to that imported file, for use outside of BC, you must use 'Export'.

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Old 04-29-2013, 11:45 AM   #7645
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I was going to go another route and use a galaxy note 1 as a GPS unit but decided on the Montana. Pulled the trigger and ordered the bundle from GPS City today. Now to read all of Emmbeedee's Hall of Wisdom posts.
Stupid questions to follow once I get the GPS.
Did the same last week(600 + Canada TOPO) and it arrived on Fri, so the weekend was spent getting up to speed. I was worried, but it's not near as bad/hard as it seemed. Very pleased so far!
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:47 PM   #7646
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If you make changes to those files in BC and wish to save those changes back to that imported file, for use outside of BC, you must use 'Export'.

Thanks for the heads up on this.
I'll have to play around with this.

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:24 PM   #7647
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Quick question. I jumped the gun on the mount adn purchased the garmin rugged cradle only. After looking around it looks like that I need an arm that hooks to the bike and a plate with a ball on it so I got the
RAM-B-149 RAM U-BOLT MOUNT W/ SS HARDWARE.
It looks like this should work with teh Garmin rugged mount but
1) am I still missing the ball part
2) does it have to be the diamond pattern..I thought AMPS was a standard
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:15 PM   #7648
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Should work. The 'standard' is the AMPS hole pattern. The Rugged craddle uses this standard, as does the part you ordered (This?). The only thing is that you'll only use 2 screws from the rugged mount to the diamond-shaped plate. Should be OK, IMO....

I think you can use this to replace the diamond-shaped piece if you want to be a little more secure.
http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResul...5/Default.aspx
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:47 PM   #7649
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Probably already asked here somewhere, but I don't see it. Supposedly CNNA is unlocked if you get it on the sd correct? How does this work if you want to run a larger sd card? Can you 'copy' it over to a larger sd card or are you restricted to swapping in CNNA sd card everytime you want to use it? I imagine it would be locked down somehow because if you could just copy it off and on to another sd everyone could just pass it around...

So if I want to run a larger sd card am I better off getting the DVD version? If so how is that loaded on to the Montana?
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #7650
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Probably already asked here somewhere, but I don't see it. Supposedly CNNA is unlocked if you get it on the sd correct? How does this work if you want to run a larger sd card? Can you 'copy' it over to a larger sd card or are you restricted to swapping in CNNA sd card everytime you want to use it? I imagine it would be locked down somehow because if you could just copy it off and on to another sd everyone could just pass it around...

So if I want to run a larger sd card am I better off getting the DVD version? If so how is that loaded on to the Montana?

All your questions are answered here.

I highly recommend the DVD version over all other versions.
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