Nandroid back up question

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    Hi all.

    I've been following the 2.1 guide (very well written, thank you!) and I've got to the step where I do the Default Nandroid Backup. It's been backing up...for an hour now.

    My battery was around 40-50% when I started this. Could be a problem or no? Should I pull the battery or would that just completely send my phone into a downward spiral? Just didn't think it would take this long - although I do have 101 apps. I mean 5 minutes at most but this is crazy.

    Any other thoughts?
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    Wow, mine only took like 4 min if that... are you on the step where your backing up your old image?
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    Yeah, sorry. This is the first backup of my original image...I really want to pull the battery and just charge it up and wait until later tonight to give it a go again but I want to be sure I'm not over reacting first haha
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    You should be fine. Like I said mine only took like 4 min.. I had a buddy that his did the same thing, he just re-did it and it worked fine the 2nd time. So I'd say you would be fine :)
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    So battery pull shouldn't affect what I have on there as of now? I think I will if you don't think it will. Thanks a ton!
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    It shouldn't, cause when you go to do it again, it will just re write over long as your not loading the new flash image you should be fine.
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    Pulled and put back in. Rebooted fine :) Time to wait patiently and retry. I had the phone plugged into the computer when I started the backup and then unplugged and blah blah blah...this time I'll leave it unplugged when it doesn't need to be. Thanks again.
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    not a problem, I would leave the phone unplugged next go around, if you have anyquestions pm me!
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    question z! i've got the nandroid folder on my sd card...after the reboot. what is supposed to be inside of this? I've got 3 things. boot.img recovery.img and misc.img I have a feeling it didn't complete? Just wondering if this is the whole backup.
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    Anyone else had any problems with an original Nandroid backup? Second attempt and I'm at ~10 minutes of waiting.
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    Bump. Am I doing something wrong here?
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    K, I don't think your doing anything wrong, if your too that step it should automatically build you a file then finish,.
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    What files, or how many should I find in the backup file? I just can't figure if that's all the recovery I need...I'm letting it sit here for the third time. Been ~10 minutes again and just dots.
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    should be 7 files..

    Boot.img
    cache.tar
    data.tar
    mis.img
    nandroid.md5
    recover.img
    system.tar
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    Step 15: Go into Nandroid Sub-Menu, Choose Default Nandroid Backup. It will now backup your current system .img just incase something goes wrong you can always go back. :)

    Step 16: Once its done, navigate back to the main menu of the Android System Recovery setup, Reboot your phone.

    Step 17: Once the phone is back on and running mount it to your pc again and navigate into your sdcard. Find the "Nandroid" folder. Open it, there will be a folder in there that is named "console=tty$XXXXXX" open that folder, there will be a folder named BCDMRS-[year,month,day-time]. Copy that folder to anywhere on your pc where you can find it incase you make a mistake you can restore your old setup right back.

    Step 18: Once its safely saved on your pc. Delete the BCDMRS- FOLDER from your sdcard.
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    Thank you. Guess I'll just let it sit...
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    Is it going anywhere k?
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    try rebooting into recovery, then run adb shell and issue this command:

    nandroid-mobile.sh --backup --defaultinput

    Wait for it to complete then reboot and make sure you got all the files. That seemed to help some others who were having he same issue as you are.
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    Z, nope. Still dots! ............... o_O

    bots, could you explain a little more. I'm definitely a newbie when it comes to this but if you think this is what I need to do, I'd love to.
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    BTW--a backup takes about 1 minute on my phone, shouldn't take much more than that.