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PhoneDisk... What ever for???
Authored by: Rlan on Feb 23, '11 05:11:42AM

JailBreakers know they can mount any iDevice using the free, ultra solid, very well known and established Netatalk. Netatalk has been mounting Unix filesystems using Apple's AppleTalk for eons. I didn't look but since Netatalk is free software, wouldn't surprise me that PhoneDisk is just an interface to it, which is doubly strange as the only difference I see between NT and PD is that the latter puts it's own icon in the finder?
Anyway, using Netatalk, once you mount your iDevice, you can do anything you can do with any mounted device including back it up. I always have both iPhones mounted, and they mount as soon as they're in range, so I can copy stuff from one to the other, to my computer etc.
Using rsync is one of many ways to backup a whole iDevice. What about using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! to do it with a little more pizzaz?
All this to say: I honestly can't see the value in this hint or in PhoneDisk.



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