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oh and I never bother trying to save uncompressed backups to drop box they take forever. I usually just adb pull them to my desktop then stash an archival copy on dvd . zipping and uploading to drive/box/dropbox are also good options but as you said they take a very long time. It is just easier for me to maintain multiple copies on different computers and media in the house...

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If i selected /data/media as the backup directory, would that make the backup visible within recovery now wouldn't it? Tried using Obackup and backed up to /mnt/sdcard/clockworkmod but recovery didn't see any backups on the device..

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I think that cwm looks for the backup in a oddball location. Cant remember exactly where off the top of my head. Its late and I'm tired. Nandroid manager should be able to find it though.
 
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For CWM I am not sure of the option but it would be custom if you only want certain partitions.
regardless as long as you know where it is you can restore it. If you use nandroid manager it will scan and find your backup paths for you and restore them, or again you can just point your recovery to them.
There's no option within CWM to select which partitions to backup, or to select backup/restore locations, but it has the advanced options to restore selected partitions, which doesn't really help for now..

I'm more concerned if I get into a bootloop, and my recovery can't find my nandroid backups to restore to..
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Yeah I understand your concern. If I am not mistaken the reason you cant see the backup is because it is in protected storage. I think cwm does this by design now... Have you tired booting into recovery and looking for it in cwm?Once you figure out where cwm saves it you can tell online nandroid to save it there, or you could just boot to recovery and do your nandroid directly from cwm. Personally I prefer to do it "online" so I don't have to reboot...

I really cant be of much more assistance directly becuase I don't have CWM on the device right now, but It looks to me like you pretty much have it licked. I'll check back after I get some sleep and If you are still having issues I'll flash cwm and see if I can be of any further assistance.
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Yeah I understand your concern. If I am not mistaken the reason you cant see the backup is because it is in protected storage. I think cwm does this by design now... Have you tired booting into recovery and looking for it in cwm?Once you figure out where cwm saves it you can tell online nandroid to save it there, or you could just boot to recovery and do your nandroid directly from cwm. Personally I prefer to do it "online" so I don't have to reboot...

I really cant be of much more assistance directly becuase I don't have CWM on the device right now, but It looks to me like you pretty much have it licked. I'll check back after I get some sleep and If you are still having issues I'll flash cwm and see if I can be of any further assistance.
Okay so I just did a custom nandroid within the app you linked me to, and set it to save in /data/media and booted into recovery, and CWM now sees the backup
That's pretty much my problems solved now, seems i'll have to use adb as you mentioned to pull the backup from my device to store on my laptop/portable HDD, and then push it back if needed, thanks very much for your help!
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You're very welcome. I'm glad you have it all sorted out

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