[jp] Sync times out during ToDoDB
bj at zetetics.com
Sun Mar 23 12:34:30 EST 2003
Brad Rodriguez wrote:
> Apologies if this has been addressed before, but I didn't see a similar
> problem in the archives. My problem is this: when I do a Sync
> operation, Jpilot gets as far as "Syncing ToDoDB" and then progress
> stops. Eventually the Palm (m105) times out ("the connection between
> your handheld computer and the desktop was lost"). The Jpilot program
> does not lock up or crash -- it's still running, and I can view
> everything and even start another Sync (which doesn't work any better
> than the first one). Comparing the Palm to Jpilot, it looks like the
> ToDo items from the Palm were loaded correctly onto the desktop. But
> I've tried adding a To-Do item on Jpilot, and it didn't get transferred
> to the Palm.
Since writing that I've been experimenting with the backup files. I was hoping
that I could use the files I downloaded with pilot-xfer to manually bring Jpilot
up to date.
While poking around in their respective directories, I noticed that Jpilot has
both .pdb and .pc3 files for the sync'd applications. And I was interested to
note that all the .pc3 files had zero length except for the ToDoDB. This made
me suspect that the .pc3 file is connected with pending updates, so -- after
backing up my m105 -- I deleted ToDoDB.pc3 and restarted Jpilot. Now it
synchronizes with no problem.
Is my assumption about the .pc3 file correct? Did I do something incredibly
reckless to delete this file? Jpilot seems to be working now.
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