Advanced Syncronization?

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  1. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a

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    Greetings,

    I just warmly welcomed a brand new Macbook Pro which arrived at my door this afternoon, and I was wondering if there was any way to sync it with my powermac completely, so that whenever I change a file on my macbook pro it gets changed on the pmac over LAN. I don't know if isync will work for this. It does not have to be instant, but when I hit sync, I want my files to update themselves. Also...is there a way to make it so that not ALL of the files are updated to the macbook pro. For example, I will do most of my video editing work on my Pmac, but occasionally I will want to show a client some files...but I can do that manually...is there a way that I can leave out the large video files from the sync?.
     
  2. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also...I do not have .mac, and don't plan on buying it....it is too expensive and probably will not handle the occasional large files I will be syncing. It is also over the internet, and not over LAN, so its slower....

    thanks!
     
  3. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I found a little program called mysync, has anyone tried this program?
     
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  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    There are programs that handle two-way syncing, such as Chronosync, RSyncX, and most recently, SyncTogether by MarkSpace. Of those, the last seems to be the most powerful and user friendly (but not free). The way these programs work is that you will specify what you want to sync (e.g. you can turn off certain directories or turn off the iTunes library, etc), and then you click the button and you get a two-way sync, so that the newest version of a file replaces the version on the other computer.
     
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  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You might try downloading it from the MarkSpace support site:

    http://www.markspace.com/downloads.html

    The reason I mention this is that, in the past, with their other products, they do not openly advertise that they offer a trial version, but the products are actually designed so that they work without a license code for a short period of time (several days). And then when you buy it you can just put in the license code. This information is buried in their knowledgebase but, from what I've seen, not that widely advertised on their site. If I had realized this before I bought MissingSync for WM5, I probably would've given it a trial spin first instead of just buying it outright.

    So it might be worth seeing if this is also true for SyncTogether.
     
  8. netdog macrumors 603

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    I use .Mac for all their regular fare so that I have a copy of everything online. I use Chronosync for everything else I want synced between my laptop and iMac and it performs marvellously.
     
  9. nsbio macrumors 6502a

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    How about the Chronosync? Not free, but it works.
     

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