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Old 04-12-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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I know I have seen questions regarding this posted around before, so I thought I would post this. Here is a list of the databases on a BlackBerry and what each database stores:

Address Book - All Reflects the total number of add up address book entries for multiple address books on the BlackBerry smartphone.
[B]Address Book - Last Used Hints Provides information on which phone number, email address was last used to contact a specific Address Book contact.
Address Book Options Stores Address Book settings.
Alarm Options Stores the settings for the Alarm program.
Alarms Customization for the alarms to sound off set by the user.
Application Permissions Permissions configured under Options > Security Options > Application Permissions.
Attachment Data Stores attachments that have been viewed on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Attachment Data - Calendar Stores attachments that have been viewed through the Calendar application on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Attachment Options Stores user-defined settings for the Attachment Viewer.
AutoText Contains the dictionary for automatic substitution of commonly misspelled words while you type. For example, adn > and.
AutoText Data Version Version of Auto Text Data application.
BBGroups BlackBerry Groups created within the BlackBerry® Messenger application.
BIS Account Data Stores information regarding the customers BlackBerry Internet Service account information which may be used by the BlackBerry Internet Service Thick Client application.
BlackBerry Messenger Contacts existed within the BlackBerry Messenger application.
Bluetooth Options Stores the Bluetooth® settings.
Browser Bookmarks Contains the bookmarks for web pages in the browser applications.
Browser Channels Browser push service that the BlackBerry smartphone user had subscribed to. For example, weather setup service. Browser channels lists the channels the Browser is subscribed to. For example, weather updates.
Browser Data Cache Holds cached data from the browser.
Browser Folders Allows sorting bookmarks into various folders.
Browser Messages Browser push service notifications.
Browser Options Contains browser setting information.
Browser Push Options Contains push content settings for the BlackBerry® Browser.
Browser web address Contains a list of the web addresses that have been typed into the browser on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Calender - All Total number of add up entries for all calendars (multiple CICAL service records).
Calendar Options Stores calendar settings.
Camera Options Database contains settings customization in Options > Camera > Camera Options.
Categories Allows you to sort various Addresses, Appointments, Tasks and Memos by category.
Certificate Options Option list in Certificates, whether a user had set a certificate to "Distrust", "Revoke" or leave it default where no changes are made.
Certificate Summary Data Contains a list of Certificates stored on the BlackBerry smartphone (Options > Security Options > Advanced Security Options > Certificates).
Clock Options Customization for Clock Options found in Clock > Options.
Code Module Group Properties System software properties for the core system modules.
Configuration Channel Stores configuration information that an administrator may assign using the Configuration Channel feature of BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 5.0.
Content Store Contains pictures and other media content stored on the BlackBerry smartphone on-board device memory.
CustomWordsCollection Customized words saved to custom word dictionary.
Default Service Selector Defines the default message service.
Device Options Stores setting changes made within the "Options" application on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Note: Some options have their own database.
Diagnostic App Options Test configuration settings in Self Test Application, initiated in Options > Status using key sequence T E S T.
DocsToGoCommonPrefs Contains setting information for the Documents to Go® application suite.
Email Filters - All Holds the settings for filters applied to incoming messages to the BlackBerry smartphone.
Email Settings - All Defines the way messages are sent and received on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Enhanced Gmail Plug-in Stores information used by the Enhanced Gmail Plug-in application.
File Explorer Network Favorites Stores a list of file shares that have been marked as Favorites from the BlackBerry smartphone.
File Explorer Network History Stores a list of past network file shares that have been accessed from the BlackBerry smartphone.
File Explorer Options Options configured in Explorer, e.g. "Show Hidden", or any new folders created.
Firewall Options Enables or disables the firewall.
Folder Id Determines which folder a message is filed into.
Folders Lists the user-created folders in the Message Inbox.
Full-predictive options Stores settings information pertaining to predictive text functionality.
Handheld Agent Contains diagnostic information about the BlackBerry smartphone. This database contains information that is sent to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for reporting.
Handeld Configuration Incoming half of the device agent, used to send data from BlackBerry Enterprise Server to BlackBerry smartphone.
Handheld Key Store Securely stores encryption keys for encrypted communication and signing.
Input Learning Data Stores a list of text that the BlackBerry smartphone uses to automatically predict what the user is attempting to type.
Input Method Switcher Option Selection of input language method when sequence key ALT+Enter is initiated.
Input System Properties Stores Text Input and Keyboard Layout settings specified under Options > Language and Text Input.
Key StoreManager An application which manages the BlackBerry smartphone key store
Key Store Options Configures options for the BlackBerry smartphone key store.
LDAP Browser Options Contains Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) browser setting information.
Location Based Services Used mainly for corporate users in a BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment, either for Location Tracking or can be accessed by third party applications that are developed by BlackBerry® MDS Studio.
Mailbox Icon Management Options Stores information regarding Inbox Settings, and the delivery of emails to certain Messages icons.
Map Locations Locations added to Favorites in BlackBerry® Maps.
Map Settings Configuration settings in BlackBerry Maps > Options.
MemoPad Options Stores MemoPad settings.
Memory Cleaner Options Configuration settings in Options > Security Options > Memory Options, set status to Enable.
Memos Contains the memos stored on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Message List Options Defines the way messages are displayed in the Messages application.
Messages Contains all the messages on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Messenger Options (GoogleTalk) Contains setting information for the Google Talkxxx8482; instant messaging client.
Messenger Options (WLM) Contains setting information for the Windows Livexxx8482; Messenger instant messaging client.
MMS Messages Database that contains a history of sent or receive Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) Messages for existing and past.
MMS Options Stores MMS settings.
Mobile Network Options Contains information outlining current Mobile Network settings and configurations.
On-Board Device Memory Database for the On-Board device memory that allows the user to stores media files, this is normally in *.cab extension.
Options Stores miscellaneous configuration options.
PasswordKeeper An application that uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption technology to securely store password entries on BlackBerry smartphones. For more information, see KB19098.
PasswordKeeper Options Settings configured in Password Keeper > Options.
PGP Key Store Contains the PGP private key and public keys.
Phone Call Logs Logs phone calls made to and from the BlackBerry smartphone.
Phone History
Stores information pertaining to phone call history with specific participants (complete History of incoming and outgoing phone calls with selected recipients).
Phone Hotlist Stores information on the last x# of calls placed from the BlackBerry smartphone.
Phone Options Stores Phone settings.
PIM Folder List - All Outlines complete list of personal information management (PIM) Folders within the associated mailbox. This can be setup such like a filter; if there are multiple folders, you can filter contact lists based on specific folder.
PIN Messages Personal Identification Number (PIN) messages that are sent or received.
Policy Stores the IT Policy for the BlackBerry smartphone.
Profiles Contains the various smartphone alerts. For example, a vibration for a new calendar appointment, or a tone when a new message arrives on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Profiles Options Selects the current profile for BlackBerry smartphone alerts.
Purged Messages Contains a reference for messages deleted from the BlackBerry smartphone.
Quick Contacts Stores telephone numbers in the Speed Dial list.
Random Pool Stores numbers to securely generate random numbers for encryption.
Recent Contacts Stores a list of contacts that have recently been contacted (phone or email), such as a quick contact reference tool-tip when creating an email.
Recipient Cache Contains encryption profiles for the people you communicate with.
Ribbon Bar Positions Sets the sequence of icons for the home screen of the BlackBerry smartphone.
RMS Databases Stores information about registered applications.
S/MIME Options Stores configuration information for Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) settings.
Saved Email Messages Contains all the saved messages stored on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Searches Settings configured in Search application.
Secure Email Decision Maker Automatically selects secure email sending method (determined by whether the original sender sent a signed/encrypted email - the device will determine whether to send a signed/encrypted/plain text email back).
Service Book Stores all of the service records that allow the smartphone to access various services.
Setup Wizard Options Options configured for personal settings, learn about typing and other personalization for the BlackBerry smartphone.
SheetToGoPrefs Contains setting information for the Sheet To Go application.
SlideshowToGoPrefs Contains setting information for the Slideshow To Go application.
Smart Card Options Save settings configured for smart card reader
SMS Messages Contains Short Message System (SMS) messages sent to and from the BlackBerry smartphone.
Sounds Contains the various smartphone alerts. For example, a vibration for a new calendar appointment, or a tone when a new message arrives on the BlackBerry smartphone . This is for BlackBerry Device Software version 5.0.
Spell Check Options Settings configured in Options > Spell Check.
SureType options SureType® keyboard settings specified under Options > Language.
Tasks Lists the Task items on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Tasks Options Save settings in Task > Options.
TCP/IP Options Stores TCP/IP Configuration settings.
Theme Settings Assigned theme set in Options > Theme (e.g for the BlackBerry Bold, either it is Precision Silver or Precision Zen)
Time Zones Stores Time Zone table.
TLS Options Configures Transport Layer Security settings.
Trusted Key Store Contains the Trusted Keys for the BlackBerry smartphone.
VideoRecorder Options Save settings in Video Camera > Options.
Voice Activated Dialing Options Settings configured in Options > Voice Dialing.
WAP Push Messages Contains information from Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) push services.
WLAN Profiles Saved WiFi profiles created in WiFi settings.
WordToGoPrefs Contains setting information for the Word To Go application.
WTLS Options Contains settings for Wireless Transport Layer Security.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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Thanks, JS, it's always good to have this handy.
Old 04-12-2010, 05:31 PM   #3
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Thank you, Mr Conyers... that definitely falls into the category of "need to know"... and now we have it handy whenever we "need to know"... just one more service provided by the brain trust that makes up this fine establishment!
Old 04-12-2010, 06:24 PM   #4
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Wow where did ya find the time!
Excellent resource!
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:31 PM   #5
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Excellent post. I've seen that list before in the KB article, too. Great resource to have.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:53 AM   #6
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Nice! I really like this. I wish I had something like this when I was newer to BlackBerry. Maybe this could be stickied to assist those who are confused about terminology used in describing their problem or a solution.
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