Syncing Dropbox to an SD card on an HP Elitepad

I’ve now managed to get Dropbox syncing to the SD card on my HP Elitepad, following the same instructions I used for SkyDrive, namely:

  1. Format the MicroSD card as NTFS (otherwise this method will not work).
  2. Create a Folder C:Data
  3. Create a mount point for the MicroSD drive as C:Data on the fixed drive.
  4. Install Dropbox Desktop and supply C:Data as the Dropbox folder.
  5. Dropbox will create a dropsub dir and start syncing to your SD card

 

 

Backing up my Solar Pogoplug

I’ve been running 123solar on my Pogoplug for almost a year now, and started to get concerned about loosing the historical data. So I started to look around at options for an automated backup.

I simply followed the instructions here

http://www.opticality.com/blog/2011/07/16/installing-crashplan-on-a-pogoplug-pro/

After doing so, I had some java issues, with following error:

dl failure on line 696Error: failed /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/arm/server/libjvm.so, because libffi.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

done.

when you use a non-reparenting window manager

set _JAVA_AWT_WM_NONREPARENTING=1 in

/etc/profile.d/openjdk6.sh

Optional dependencies for openjdk6

    icedtea-web: web browser plugin + Java Web Start

    alsa-lib: for sound

    giflib: for gif format support

Fix was this command:

ln -s /usr/lib/libffi.so.6.0.0 /usr/lib/libffi.so.5

 

Letting Skydrive save to a MicroSD card in HP Elitepad (windows 8 tablet)

So I just got my HP Elitepad, I wanted to sync my documents using Skydrive to an SD card. At first Skydrive wouldn’t let me do this, fortunately I came across an article here, with some simple steps:

  1. Format the MicroSD card as NTFS (otherwise this method will not work).
  2. Create a D:Skydrive folder on the MicroSD.
  3. Create a Folder C:Data
  4. Create a mount point for the MicroSD drive as C:Data on the fixed drive.
  5. Install Skydrive Desktop and supply C:DataSkydrive as the skydrive folder.
  6. Watch Skydrive “fill both folders” with you Skydrive cloud data.