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  1. berty6294's Avatar
    It's reasons like this as to why I'm glad I have a Surface!

    My desktop is blue screening so I figured I would backup any media I have on my drives before going through with the repair...

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    Can you do this with an iPad?
    10-24-2013 10:04 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's a really cool Surface 2 feature. No, iPad cannot do this.
    10-24-2013 10:25 PM
  3. g808's Avatar
    Nice post! Very inventive.

    Beware, the Mac user take on this is that if you had a Mac, then it wouldn't BSOD and you wouldn't need an iPad to do this. Don't shoot the messenger.
    10-25-2013 01:33 PM
  4. etphoto's Avatar
    That's a really cool Surface 2 feature. No, iPad cannot do this.
    IPad users don't need to do this since Macs don't blue screen. :D
    homeedition88 likes this.
    10-25-2013 01:53 PM
  5. TheCodifier's Avatar
    Since one of the main causes of a BSOD is hardware failure, surely Macs have a way to report it with a BSOD equivalent.
    10-25-2013 02:51 PM
  6. chezm's Avatar
    IPad users don't need to do this since Macs don't blue screen. :D
    No, but their Phones do...lol...so maybe the iPad Air will as well! hehe
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    10-25-2013 03:22 PM
  7. coolqf's Avatar
    It's reasons like this as to why I'm glad I have a Surface!

    My desktop is blue screening so I figured I would backup any media I have on my drives before going through with the repair...

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    Can you do this with an iPad?
    Yup, it does it wirelessly. When on the same network as your computer, PC or Mac, it periodically backs up everything to your computer via iTunes WiFi backup.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    10-25-2013 03:55 PM
  8. FinancialP's Avatar
    IPad users don't need to do this since Macs don't blue screen. :D
    It's called GSOD on Macs.


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    10-25-2013 04:48 PM
  9. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Yup, it does it wirelessly. When on the same network as your computer, PC or Mac, it periodically backs up everything to your computer via iTunes WiFi backup.

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    I don't think you understood what he was doing... or maybe I don't.

    I thought he was backing up files FROM the hard drive TO the Surface. If that's the case, then no the iPad can't do that.
    Kevin Rush and taymur like this.
    10-25-2013 05:52 PM
  10. Dexter505's Avatar
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    IPad users don't need to do this since Macs don't blue screen. :D
    That is just ridiculous. They don't have the bluescreen to indicate a hardware problem but they do malfunction with a crash.
    Kevin Rush and GAdrian like this.
    10-25-2013 06:13 PM
  11. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    I think a lot of people are naive enough to believe that Macs simply do not fail in such a catastrophic manner, or at the very least that PCs are inherently unreliable and prone to crashing frequently. This was of course at least somewhat true in the old days of Windows prior to Windows XP. But the trouble is that there are a number of Mac users who jumped ship during that time when Windows was a little unstable and simply assume it is the same way now. Also they tend to have kids who have been brought up with that same belief as a result.
    10-25-2013 07:50 PM
  12. etphoto's Avatar
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    That is just ridiculous. They don't have the bluescreen to indicate a hardware problem but they do malfunction with a crash.
    I was joking, hence the ":D".
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-25-2013 08:12 PM
  13. WPmunkey's Avatar
    Yup, it does it wirelessly. When on the same network as your computer, PC or Mac, it periodically backs up everything to your computer via iTunes WiFi backup.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    Does it actually backup over WiFi though? I have never seen that before. I would try but WiFi sync is notoriously unreliable. Are you sure you are not thinking of iCloud sync? That requires WiFi and is automatic. However it is not stored on your computer.
    10-25-2013 08:20 PM
  14. ohgood's Avatar
    Does it actually backup over WiFi though? I have never seen that before. I would try but WiFi sync is notoriously unreliable. Are you sure you are not thinking of iCloud sync? That requires WiFi and is automatic. However it is not stored on your computer.
    My five android devices reboot to recovery mode, and make a full device backup to sdcard at 3am twice a week .

    When they finish, they reboot, and push the update to my hackintoshs hard drive around 4 am.

    At 11pm the hack pushes the latest BACKUP directory to Mega, Google drive, and external hdd's.

    The androids do it all,
    over Wi-Fi.



    If and when there is a 2Tb micro sdcard, I'll be pulling carboncopys from the Hackintosh to the androids.

    Oh, the hack? It's uptime is months if I care to leave it on.

    The androids? Well, they reboot twice a week for the backups. You could weld the battery on for all u care.

    The windows partition? It's just there for rooting some weird phones that need w32 exe's.

    Also, Wi-Fi sync was reputable a long time ago, I like sftp/srsync.
    thomas wojcik likes this.
    10-25-2013 08:47 PM
  15. WPmunkey's Avatar
    My five android devices reboot to recovery mode, and make a full device backup to sdcard at 3am twice a week .

    When they finish, they reboot, and push the update to my hackintoshs hard drive around 4 am.

    At 11pm the hack pushes the latest BACKUP directory to Mega, Google drive, and external hdd's.

    The androids do it all,
    over Wi-Fi.



    If and when there is a 2Tb micro sdcard, I'll be pulling carboncopys from the Hackintosh to the androids.

    Oh, the hack? It's uptime is months if I care to leave it on.

    The androids? Well, they reboot twice a week for the backups. You could weld the battery on for all u care.

    The windows partition? It's just there for rooting some weird phones that need w32 exe's.

    Also, Wi-Fi sync was reputable a long time ago, I like sftp/srsync.
    That seems like a lot for a simple backup....
    10-25-2013 09:01 PM
  16. berty6294's Avatar
    Dude a stand alone hard drive doesn't just wirelessly backup to anything, idk what in the world you're talking about?


    And FYI I work at geek squad, and I can definitely reassure you that Macs come in all the time for HDD failure/operating system failure! lol
    wapoz and Kevin Rush like this.
    10-25-2013 09:24 PM
  17. coolqf's Avatar
    Does it actually backup over WiFi though? I have never seen that before. I would try but WiFi sync is notoriously unreliable. Are you sure you are not thinking of iCloud sync? That requires WiFi and is automatic. However it is not stored on your computer.
    At work my laptop wirelessly backs up to a nas daily and at home it wirelessly syncs to a hard drive connected to my router.
    Yeah, icloud and iTunes backup are different. ITunes WiFi backup is an alternate way of backing up, for those who never connect their devices to a laptop via USB.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    10-25-2013 11:42 PM
  18. WPmunkey's Avatar
    At work my laptop wirelessly backs up to a nas daily and at home it wirelessly syncs to a hard drive connected to my router.
    Yeah, icloud and iTunes backup are different. ITunes WiFi backup is an alternate way of backing up, for those who never connect their devices to a laptop via USB.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    Oh I am very familiar with icloud and iTunes backups. I have just never seen a device back up to iTunes over WiFi myself. Just iTunes WiFi sync. I really haven't played around with iTunes WiFi sync much for reasons already mentioned.
    10-25-2013 11:54 PM
  19. John Balacano's Avatar
    this is awesome !!!!
    10-26-2013 02:21 AM
  20. John Balacano's Avatar
    this is awesome !!!! and really no tablet can do this
    10-26-2013 02:21 AM
  21. ohgood's Avatar
    That seems like a lot for a simple backup....
    Redundancy is nice, and there is no such thing as "a lot" when your one reliable backup turns out to not be so reliable.
    10-26-2013 05:03 AM
  22. ohgood's Avatar
    ..... first part deleted, as it's self explanatory in the next part...


    And FYI I work at geek squad, and... lol....

    LOL indeed. If you have not experienced automated backups with things other than what best buy offers on the shelf, open the door... The world us your oyster.
    10-26-2013 05:07 AM
  23. pbankey's Avatar
    So.. couldn't you just use File History? Or is that what you were doing?
    10-26-2013 09:57 AM
  24. EauRouge's Avatar
    IPad users don't need to do this since Macs don't blue screen. :D
    ;)
    10-26-2013 10:25 AM
  25. boovish's Avatar
    No because the iPad is not a computer
    10-26-2013 10:32 AM
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