New Mac User: Synchronizing Files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by terigox, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. terigox macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2006
    Hello all! I am getting my first mac, and I was wondering if there was a way to synchronize folders to file server? I used to use the "My Briefcase" feature in windows, and was looking for something similar. Or even something like the dotMac that you can sign up for, except you only synchronize your files to a local server instead of paying for the dotMac service. Anyone know of something like this in OSX? :)

    Thanks for any help anyone can give! :)
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    I use Silverkeeper for synching day to day stuff across two Macs. Basically you do an initial backup, then use synchronise to copy updated files to both locations. It has it's limits, but works well enough for me.
  3. terigox thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2006
    that seems like a good solution! I know there are some unix commands for this as well, but was looking for something more like this, a GUI based tool.

    Does the "client" system, whichever one you are syncing with have to also be running the software? Like if I wanted to sync to a basic storage system running BSD would that be possible? Where the drive would just be a SAMBA or NFS map? Or does it have to sync with another Mac?
  4. discoforce macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2004
    Vermont, USA
    I would highly recommend Synk.

    It's very simple to use, you only need to run it on one end, and the creator provides good support through website forums. And for educational users, you can choose your shareware price. :D
  5. terigox thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2006
    very cool! Looks like this one will go sync to any drive mapped by the system... am I correct?

    Nice find :)
  6. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    I've been using "FolderSynchronizer" for this for years. It's easy and I've never had a problem with it.
  7. terigox thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2006
    Another good one, free is always a plus :)
  8. atlanticza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Cape Town
    Alas Silverkeeper is not yet compatible with OS X 10.5.x, Leopard.
  9. larkost macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2007

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