Go Back   Android Forums > Android Tablets & MIDs > Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By 13ilgal
  • 1 Post By davidfarquhar

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old February 17th, 2013, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Gender: Female
Posts: 223
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 28
Thanked 56 Times in 39 Posts
Default How do you back up your S Note notebooks

Preferably automatically, in the background, without using Kies.

Any suggestions or feedback welcome.

Thanks!

13ilgal is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 17th, 2013, 01:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Paradise
Posts: 497
 
Device(s): Evo
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 44 Times in 41 Posts
Default Re: How do you back up your S Note notebooks

Google and Samsung.
__________________
Sprint Evo in Paradise! High taxes also, higher next year.
Benjie is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Benjie For This Useful Post:
13ilgal (February 17th, 2013)
Old February 17th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Gender: Female
Posts: 223
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 28
Thanked 56 Times in 39 Posts
Default

Haha. Duh. That was too easy. Sometimes I overlook the obvious. Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benjie View Post
Google and Samsung.
13ilgal is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2013, 05:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 19
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I too would like to back up my notes, and avoid using Kies, but I don't understand this answer. What do you mean 'Google and Samsung'?
ElviraKate is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2013, 12:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Gender: Female
Posts: 223
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 28
Thanked 56 Times in 39 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElviraKate View Post
I too would like to back up my notes, and avoid using Kies, but I don't understand this answer. What do you mean 'Google and Samsung'?
In the Notes app, click Options (the three stacked lines in upper right corner) and choose Sync.

You will be asked where you want to sync. I chose Google, and the Note then backed up a copy of my Notes (the .snb files) to the Google Drive associated with my account.
Caveman419 likes this.
13ilgal is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to 13ilgal For This Useful Post:
Caveman419 (February 21st, 2013), Szadzik (February 21st, 2013)
Old February 21st, 2013, 12:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 39
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Within s-notes there is a Sync option which let's you backup to Google Drive or Evernote. You can backup one or all notes.

Its a fairly basic sync in the sense that it just does a straight file and folder comparison. So if you move a file on your s-note but not on google drive it will then sync each file to the other device so you end up with two copies. So you need to replicate any moves or renames on both s-notes and your backup location.

I also connect my Note to my Windows laptop each week and copy the s-notes and documents folders to my laptop. This then backs up automatically to our work servers

I also have the backup settings configured to backup to google and samsung but I don't know if that backs up documents or just setting
Caveman419 likes this.
davidfarquhar is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to davidfarquhar For This Useful Post:
bcswimbtx (August 26th, 2013)
Old February 21st, 2013, 12:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 39
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Within s-notes there is a Sync option which let's you backup to Google Drive or Evernote. You can backup one or all notes.

Its a fairly basic sync in the sense that it just does a straight file and folder comparison. So if you move a file on your s-note but not on google drive it will then sync each file to the other device so you end up with two copies. So you need to replicate any moves or renames on both s-notes and your backup location.

I also connect my Note to my Windows laptop each week and copy the s-notes and documents folders to my laptop. This then backs up automatically to our work servers

I also have the backup settings configured to backup to google and samsung but I don't know if that backs up documents or just settings
davidfarquhar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2013, 01:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Caveman419's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Last cave on the left
Gender: Male
Posts: 623
 
Device(s): Verizon GS4, Verizon Note2, Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony NSZ-GS7
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 326
Thanked 86 Times in 67 Posts
batradar73@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 13ilgal View Post
In the Notes app, click Options (the three stacked lines in upper right corner) and choose Sync.

You will be asked where you want to sync. I chose Google, and the Note then backed up a copy of my Notes (the .snb files) to the Google Drive associated with my account.

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidfarquhar View Post
Within s-notes there is a Sync option which let's you backup to Google Drive or Evernote. You can backup one or all notes.

Its a fairly basic sync in the sense that it just does a straight file and folder comparison. So if you move a file on your s-note but not on google drive it will then sync each file to the other device so you end up with two copies. So you need to replicate any moves or renames on both s-notes and your backup location.

I also connect my Note to my Windows laptop each week and copy the s-notes and documents folders to my laptop. This then backs up automatically to our work servers

I also have the backup settings configured to backup to google and samsung but I don't know if that backs up documents or just setting
Great info!! I am so blond sometimes.
__________________
Current:
Verizon Note 2 - - - Verizon GNex - - - Galaxy Note 10.1 - - - Nexus 10

Retired:
4G Motorola XOOM - - - Moto Droid X (handed over to son) - - - OG Droid
Caveman419 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 22nd, 2013, 01:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Paradise
Posts: 497
 
Device(s): Evo
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 44 Times in 41 Posts
Default Re: How do you back up your S Note notebooks

Documents only.
Benjie is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old August 26th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks! And, I really need to back up my notes to the micro sd card... is that possible? Can you explain how to do that?
bcswimbtx is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 26th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks. That's helpful but I really need to avoid the cloud and back up S Notes directly to the micro sd card... I need to be able to work with (at least review) the notes on my laptop too. Can you explain how to back and transfer the notes into the lap top (with micro sd card and/or without) I appreciate it.
bcswimbtx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2013, 04:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 39
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default

The files are stored in the S Note folder on the tablet. You should be able to use the files application to copy this folder to the micro SD card.

You can also connect the Note to your laptop and copy that folder to your laptop, but they won't be readable on the laptop. The best option is to export an S-Note as PDF. This goes into the S Note Exports folder on the tablet, and can then be copied over to your laptop and viewed there

My semi regular backup routine is to export any completed S Notes as PDFs. Then occasionally copy these folders to my laptop - Documents, S Note, S Note Export and ezPDFReader (separate application). Once they are on the laptop they'll be picked up by my company's normal backup processes.

I also have a separate directory on the laptop for the PDF copies of my work S-Notes - the export routine keeps multiple versions in the S Note Export folder and I only want one final copy to review on the laptop
davidfarquhar is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to davidfarquhar For This Useful Post:
bcswimbtx (September 1st, 2013)
Old August 31st, 2013, 02:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 33
 
Device(s): Note 10.1 Android 4.1.1
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I know you want to avoid the cloud but I will share this method another forum member told me. I use dropbox instead of google drive (actually it still goes to google for belt & braces backup) . Then I use an app called dropsync which not only backs up to dropbox but adds lots more control inluding auto-sync to other devices as soon as changes are made.

So my 10.1 note has selected folders auto- sync'd to my laptop, note2 phone and dropbox.

I found the normal sync options described above a bit restrictive and not entirely clear how they worked. After I lost a load of work I started using dropsync. I still sometimes get conflicted copies but it keeps both so I can sort it out.
ChrisENote is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ChrisENote For This Useful Post:
bcswimbtx (September 1st, 2013)
Old September 1st, 2013, 01:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks David. I want to do exactly what you are doing but I haven't sorted out how yet. I am having trouble copying into the extSdcard and; I can't figure out how to connect my Galaxy tab 10.1 to the computer.

I am poking around in "my files" The tablet sees the extSdCard and it sees notes in S Notes, I select the notes and my options are to share or to copy. If I copy it puts the copy into the S Notes folder ...

Do you connect the tablet to your laptop wirelessly? Through blue tooth... ? Is there any way to use a usb converter?

I am searching accessories for a docking station but haven found one for the Galaxy Note 10.1, nor can I find a 10 pin to usb converter.
bcswimbtx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013, 01:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks Chris... It seems that I have synced to Samsung account (SAFE ??) I'm not sure but there is a little icon that seems to be trying to reassure me that my notes have been saved to the cloud... I don't want them there and I don't know (yet) how to find them there :-( I think I have also save some of them to dropbox... also, don't want to be in the cloud... and now I need to destroy them!

The goal: take all my s notes and get them in a file format that I can read on my laptop and have them stored (indefinitely) on an external hard drive.
bcswimbtx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2013, 05:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 39
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default

@bcswimbtx - mine is a Windows laptop so I just use the USB cable that came with the tablet. You need to have it unlocked for this to work

For Mac OS I have tried Airdrop and it worked OK, but my primary usage is at work with my work laptop which is windows
davidfarquhar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Tablets & MIDs > Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:45 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.