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  1. CaptainSunset

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    Hi again all-

    I've now gotten two Kingston 64 Gb OTG MicroDuo 3.0 for Android flashdrives (from walmart.com, 5 yr warranty & under $20 each including tax & free pickup- sku #: 554355664). I know they work OK, because I've copied stuff from my laptop to'em and played back on my Droid.

    Where I'm having trouble is getting familiar with a routine for backing up files, which I need to do reliably, as my timelapse & video shots are on the large side.

    The generic File Manager recognized the external drive, but I couldn't make it do any file transfers. I found reference online to using the Astro File Manager (but the rest of the instructions are obsolete and don't track on my Droid Turbo).

    I get that the basic idea is to Copy and then Paste from Internal onto the External drive (instead of drag&drop), which I've managed to do successfully a couple times, but I keep getting this intermittent nag about permissions. Also, I'd like to know how to unmount the USB drive safely without shutting off the Droid completely...

    Anybody got a good standard procedure?
    Is there an external drive app that does backups, timed playbacks, etc?
     

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  2. dak2

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    Go to "Settings" "Storage" scroll to bottom you should see "USB Disc" if you have an OTG in it should say Unmount USB Don
     
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    Thanks, Don! I just hadn't scrolled down quite far enough.

    If you don't mind my asking, what File Manager do you recommend?

    I seem to be using the Droid camera either in glaring light or total gloom; and I need to develop an SOP for transferring the vid files with a minimum of actions. Today it was raining and I had to work thru a plastic bag...:rolleyes:

    Don't get me wrong, the Droid is a terrific camera with a phone built in!:)
     
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    Usually "Nexus Media Importer/Exporter" also "ES file explorer" it seems the Nexus is no longer in the Playstore.

    Don
     
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    I prefer Root Explorer, OR Synology NAS. Open up ap, navigate to where, then select add/upload, indicate to-be-backed-up folders, start. Done by morning, while on charger, over home wifi.
     

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