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  Ten Things I Dig About Panther
Subject:   Synchronize?
Date:   2003-10-10 18:43:46
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Syncronize?

(Darned web interface! Darned typos!)


In point #8 you mention that you synchronize your laptop and desktop. How? Something built into Panther? I haven't seen such a feature listed at Apple's Panther Preview web pages. Given Apple's insistence that this is the "Year of the Laptop," I would have expected them to do more to integrate things like file synchronization, but as far as I can tell they have not.


Rant over, I still would like to know which software you use (and/or recommend) for synchronizing across Macs. (I hope you don't say an iDisk -- while it may work for some people, that is not feasible for my situation.)


Thanks in advance.

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  • Synchronize?
    2003-10-12 16:44:54  anonymous2 [View]

    ChronoSync works well.
    http://www.econtechnologies.com/site/Pages/chrono_overview.html
  • Synchronize?
    2003-10-12 02:21:40  anonymous2 [View]

    The following page on the Apple site mentions file synchronisation but there are few details...

    http://www.apple.com.au/macosx/features/mobility/
  • James Duncan Davidson photo Synchronize?
    2003-10-11 10:23:07  James Duncan Davidson | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    I synchronize my data using a combination of CVS and rysnc.
  • Synchronize?
    2003-10-11 01:28:03  anonymous2 [View]

    use rsync + ssh + rendezvous. imagine you have two machines, laptop.local and desktop.local, from laptop you can synch with desktop while on the same link:

    rsync -e ssh -r /Users/name/ desktop.local:/Users/name
    rsync -e ssh -r desktop.local:/Users/name/ /Users/name

    or from desktop while laptop is on the same link:

    rsync -e ssh -r /Users/name/ laptop.local:/Users/name
    rsync -e ssh -r laptop.local:/Users/name/ /Users/name