Any way to sync files between eMac and MacBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by SkyBell, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    My eMac runs 10.4.11, and my MacBook 10.6.8. I was wondering if there was a simple solution to getting the two to sync certain folders with each other, so they could have the same content on them without me having to manually move a file added to one machine to the other. A web based solution would work, but if possible I would love some sort of FW or USB based auto-transfer mechanism. Any suggestions are appreciated, though. Thank you!
     
  2. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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    External hard drive on a network

    Time machine on both machines to an external backup on a hard drive on the network should do it.
     
  3. Swampus macrumors 6502

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    Carbon Copy Cloner can be used to sync specific folders if we're not talking about files that are still being edited. If you edit a file on one machine, CCC has no way of knowing which one to keep. I tend to save each edit as a new file, so this works for me.

    More recently, though, I've been keeping my files, especially works in progress, on a FW HD that I connect to whatever computer I'm in the mood to work on.

    NAS (Network Attached Storage) is also very nice. It's like having your own personal cloud.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Have you looked at Dropbox? It may be exactly what you want.
     
  5. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    +1 on Dropbox. They still have a PPC version that they make. Works great! I sync files between my G5, MBA, MBP, and whatnot.
     
  6. SkyBell thread starter macrumors 604

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    Hmm, does Dropbox require constant internet access? Or will it automatically update both machines at the time they gain a connection?
     
  7. tampasteve macrumors 6502

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    As long as both machines are registered to the same Dropbox account it will synch them when they regain internet access. At least that has been my experience. I keep a lot of files for work on Dropbox and then when I turn on my iBook G3 it will synch them. This can take a while if the wifi is not supper fast and there are a lot of changes.
     
  8. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    You know of a version of Time Machine that runs on 10.4.11?
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  9. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    When was there ever a Time Machine for Tiger? Last I remember it was this big huge thing and that's when Leopard was coming out.
     
  10. BinaryTim, Nov 19, 2013
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    Best option

    Possibly your only, and best, option with your older systems is Dropbox. If you haven't given it a try yet, here is some more info (sys. requirements):

    Dropbox requirements

    Good luck! I love Dropbox, hope it works out for you, too. :)
     

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