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rebit 5 first impressions – synching to network share

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Initially I was very happy with the idea of how rebit works. However, now having used it for two days I am dissappointed.

The option to have real-time painless synchronization is quite needed. Personally, I wanted to synch with my NAS at home, and my RAID 6 server at work.

Problems began immediately while trying to configure backup to network shares. The interface is very non-intuitive, but once you figure it out it becomes easy.

The initial backup is VERY slow. In addition to this, I couldn’t ascertain reliably what exactly was going on with my files. At some point the files in the rebit browser backup folder seemed empty.

I can say that my experience up to now has not been efficient nor easy. Instead, simply copying my files using fastcopy finished in 2 hours.

I will give a shot to the rebit 6 trial but I’m glad I didn’t fork over the 40 euros.

 

Super Backup : Transfering contacts from Android to Iphone painlessly

This specific content was written 10 years ago. Please keep this in mind as it may be outdated and not adhering to best-practices.

Super BackupA friendĀ  wanted to transfer their contacts from Android to their Iphone.
Unfortunately, the synchronization with google was broken.

Enter Super Backup, available @ the google play store.

I found this quite by accident, by searching for “backup” within the app store. It turned out with this app, that I could backupĀ  the contacts to VCF format, and subsequently e-mail them to the iphone which supports importing VCF files.

So, with this app and without a computer I was able to transfer the contacts over with a minimum of pain!

I recommend this app since it solved the problem and looked to be solidly built!

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