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  1. andyrubin

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    Just would like to hear about how others backup the content of the SD card, which in my case, primarily photos and videos.

    I'm thinking of connecting the phone as a mass storage device to the PC and use SyncToy to move the files from the phone to PC.

    Heard that SugarSync can do this and probably one of these Dropbox apps can do as well. But with the growing size and collection I'm afraid 2GB may not suffice for long.

    Do you have a more efficient, automatic and preferably free method...?
     

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    Mine is backed up to my PC.
    Anytime I add music or pics I copy the new files to the PC over wifi.
     
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    While not free, isyncr with the wifi addon will automatically back up photos, videos and mp3s over wifi:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.jrtstudio.iSyncr

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.jrtstudio.iSyncr.WiFi

    Another benefit of this combo is that it will sync itunes playlist to the phone.

    I find it to be the best no hassle solution for me.

    To back up my entire SD card though, I just drag 'n drop a weekly backup onto my PC manually.
     
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    And just when you thought Andy Rubin would have a few extra servers laying around his office at Google...


    /sorry, you've probably heard that joke 1000 times too many
     
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    I just plug 'er in to the computer once a week and do a full backup. I keep 3 previous weeks' backups just in case.
     
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    Just gave Dropin a try. No go. Keeps force closing.

    Couldn't find another Dropbox app that's free.

    Tried SugarSync. Has a built-in feature to upload photos. No video through.

    Can setup a manual sync of /dcim but lots of temp files there. Also cannot set sync only with wifi.
     
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    I've always liked SyncToy, simple but effective. The only thing wrong with it is that it cant seem to handle very long path names.
     
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    Trying out DropSpace (DropSpace - Android app on AppBrain). Just sync /dcim although it includes lots of thumbnails and caches.

    It's a folder syncer. Can choose to run as service and sync only via wifi. Runs at pre-determined intervals (e.g. 1-hour, 2-hour...).

    Use Dropbox's API according to the app, doesn't store username and password by itself.
     
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