so the external version will look for backups/updates in the external SD card (which is just like the CWMs released by Paul)
while the internal version will look for backups/updates in the internal SD card (modified by Rusty).
Is that correct?
i'm just a little confused by the 2 statements in the explanation:
ehh... if ROM manager is confused by having internal storage mounted as /sdcard (first statement), then why is it that by mounting internal storage as /sdcard, ROM manager can find backups etc (second statement)?
The standard CWM that comes with ROM manager looks at external sd but ROM manager itself looks at /sdcard (internal) so if you go to manage backups it doesn't see any. When ROM manager backs up it reboots into CWM then starts, saving to external sdcard. For many phones the external is /sdcard which is where ROM manager looks - the problem really is with ROM manager not looking in the correct place.
If you use the internal CWM this problem is solved. However, if you update baseband for example sometimes your internal sd is wiped. External is never wiped during these processes so is probably the better option for your backups. Using an external one you can use ROM manager to make the backups but not restore them, for that you'd have to reboot into recovery.
Edit: rewording to make explanation clearer (hopefully).
Edited by jambezuk, 04 July 2011 - 03:20 PM.