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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by seeafish, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. seeafish

    seeafish Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi all, very quick an noobie question regarding deleting old backup.
    In side /sdcard/clockwordmod/ I can see backup and blobs. I wanted to delete an old backup off my card, but it's only like 17MB? Meanwhile, inside the blobs I can see tonnes of data. What directory(ies) should I delete to get rid of a backup?

    It's odd cos since I backed up, another gig or two was taken up on my SD card, so surely this 17MB thing isn't the actual backup?
     



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  2. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Open up mnt/sdcard/clockworkmod/backup and you should see all you backups named after the date and time that they were made. Delete the folder with the correct time stamp of the backup you want to delete.
     
  3. seeafish

    seeafish Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, but my backup in there is the one that's only 17MB. It took ages to backup, so why is it so small? Does it actually contain all the backed up data?
     
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    No, it should be over 1GB
     
  5. seeafish

    seeafish Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ok, so this can't be it. I don't understand though, it took a good 15 minutes to back up and my card shows over a GB storage taken up compared to pre-backup.
    So it's not stored in blobs???
     
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I dont know what a blob is?
     
  7. seeafish

    seeafish Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Basically, before I did a backup I had no clockworkmod folder on my sdcard. Following a backup, one popped up and it has backup and blobs inside it. The backup folders contain 17MB data, the blobs, a lot more... made me think that perhaps the backup is an index that points to data in the other dir?
     
  8. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    It should be like Shotgun said:

    mnt/sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/2012-08-13.16.02.10/

    Then within here you should have:

    boot.img
    cache.ext4.tar
    data.ext4.tar
    nandroid.md5
    recovery.img
    system.ext4.tar

    I haven't got anything called blobs.
     
  9. seeafish

    seeafish Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hmm weird... OK thanks for the help. I'll try deleting and see what happens.
     
  10. CDPlant

    CDPlant Android Expert

    Are you looking in mnt/sdcard or /sdcard?

    Doesn't apply, my mistake
     
  11. seeafish

    seeafish Newbie
    Thread Starter

    /mnt/sdcard

    (well, both actually, since I have backups in both places right now... hence why I wanna delete one!)
     
  12. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    /mnt/sdcard is the same as/sdcard. /mnt is just the mount point.

    /sdcard is a mnt on emmc. /extSdCard is a mnt on micro sd
     
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  13. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Android Expert

    Are you sure you haven't deleted anything by mistake? Anyway, it may as well be corrupted. It won't serve any purpose if it's only 17MB, just delete it. In case you need to, just do another nandroid backup.
     
  14. seeafish

    seeafish Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yeah that's what i was thinking. Just confused as to what the the blobs folder is as it contains a lot of data.
     
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Maybe you did an advanced backup by mistake
     
  16. seeafish

    seeafish Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Likely!
     
  17. davoid

    davoid Android Expert

    I still don't have a clue what a "blobs" folder is... :thinking: :)
     
  18. CDPlant

    CDPlant Android Expert

  19. seeafish

    seeafish Newbie
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  20. droid27PH

    droid27PH Lurker


    bro! look in here!! data/media/clockworkmod/backup on your internal memory...
     

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