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7/29/2018 4:11 PM
 

Ben.

As for your "unless anyone has actually done it?" comment, I have had an iFly 700, 720, and 740 stretching over at least 5 years or more.  I often copied from a working SD card to the desktop, and then from the desktop to another SD card (straight "drag and drop" copy on a Windows PC; no need for "cloning" software).  That's how I made my backups.  As a beta tester, I would often carry a "production" as well as a "beta" card, in case the beta version bombed.  All copies were made using the simple method I described.  I even changed SD card sizes and copied music and TV shows onto the cards for in flight entertainment.  With the exception of "Streets", it all worked fine.  I haven't had the 740 for about a year now, but I doubt if anything has changed in regards to making a backup copy using drag and drop.  The important thing to get right is to make absolutely sure the files end up in the same paths - meaning whatever files are in the original root directory need to remain in the root directory, etc.  For instance, if you copy everything from the SD card to a desktop folder named "iFly", you can't just copy the "iFly" folder to a new SD card because that adds an additional folder to the SD card path.  You'll need to first *open* the "iFly" folder, and copy all the folder's contents to the new SD card, which puts everything in the proper place.  That's the only "gotcha" I can remember.


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7/29/2018 6:40 PM
 
Jeff Clark wrote:

Ben.

As for your "unless anyone has actually done it?" comment, I have had an iFly 700, 720, and 740 stretching over at least 5 years or more. I often copied from a working SD card to the desktop, and then from the desktop to another SD card (straight "drag and drop" copy on a Windows PC; no need for "cloning" software). That's how I made my backups. As a beta tester, I would often carry a "production" as well as a "beta" card, in case the beta version bombed. All copies were made using the simple method I described. I even changed SD card sizes and copied music and TV shows onto the cards for in flight entertainment. With the exception of "Streets", it all worked fine. I haven't had the 740 for about a year now, but I doubt if anything has changed in regards to making a backup copy using drag and drop. The important thing to get right is to make absolutely sure the files end up in the same paths - meaning whatever files are in the original root directory need to remain in the root directory, etc. For instance, if you copy everything from the SD card to a desktop folder named "iFly", you can't just copy the "iFly" folder to a new SD card because that adds an additional folder to the SD card path. You'll need to first *open* the "iFly" folder, and copy all the folder's contents to the new SD card, which puts everything in the proper place. That's the only "gotcha" I can remember.



Jeff - I gotcha! I didn’t read your first post carefully enough evidently. Thanks for the clarification. So there’s nothing special about buying the SD card from IFly.
 
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7/29/2018 6:43 PM
 

I think the only issue is the Streets software.  If you're not concerned about that you can clone the disk or copy the files, whichever you prefer.  I have always had better luck with cloning because it makes an exact copy.  Whichever works best for you is what matters, as long as it works.

 
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7/31/2018 12:35 PM
 

As many have correctly said, you can copy the files for iFly without issue, but Streets is tied to the card itself.

There's also a card rebuild procedure we have an email template for, so I'll drop it below for anyone who wants to follow the "approved" method for loading/reloading an SD card. The zip file may be out of date, so make sure you update charts and software in Step 7.

1. Download this file:  www.iflygps.com/downloads/sdmmcdisk.zip

2. Unzip the contents of this file to your computer

3. From the unzipped files, copy all the files & folders under the \MinSDCard folder to the root of your new SD card

4.  When complete, there will be approximately 15 folders on the root of your SD card, starting with \AptDiagrams    

5. Insert the SD card into your iFly and power on the unit

6. Launch the navigation program once on the iFly device to "bind" it to the device and create the license file

7.  Update the card as you normally would using iFly Connect, WiFi, or using the Download Package method


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