Your new Kobo – backup the SD Card
It is also a good idea to remove the rear cover (covered further below), remove the internal SD Card, and take a Digital image of the entire SD Card. This backup will allow you to recover the Kobo in case anything ever goes wrong (e.g. failed software update, error whilst uploading maps, etc). You will need a special utility such as the freeware win32diskimager which takes a byte-by-byte copy (‘Digital Image‘) of the entire SD Card. A normal SD Card ‘copy’ is inadequate as there are two partitions on the card, one Linux (the operating system) and one with a windows-like file structure.
Win32diskimager can be found here Once started, the app has just one pop-up; see the image below. Once your SD Card is plugged into the computer, it will be recognised in the Device drop-down. Next, pressing the Icon to the left of the Device drop-down will prompt you to enter the filename you want the digital image stored as, and the location to store it on your computer. You then press READ, which READ’s from the SD Card and writes to your computer. If ever you needed to recreate the SD Card, then its the same process except you choose a previously created digital image and press WRITE.