App to Mirror Computers?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by legaleye3000, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    If I have a laptop and a desktop, and when I use the desktop and finish using it, I want the laptop to turn on and look exactly like the desktop, with all files, etc. on the desktop, settings, etc.

    I know apps like dropbox will do this for files, but I'm talking about a complete clone... Thanks.
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Downside of that, even if achievable, is that if something breaks on one, you will end up with both broken.

    Setup one how you like, clone it to the other. Use Safari, Dropbox to propagate data and keychain, history and bookmarks between them. Keep the UI in sync manually. Periodically re-clone as required. This is what I do in the same scenario, good balance of time saved and risk mitigated. Updates can be applied sequentially and cautiously :)
     
  3. jdelgado macrumors regular

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    True. However, you can setup Chronosync to archive modified files, so if something breaks you can recover. I have a clone computer as backup of my laptop (in case it breaks down), but I sync documents, emails, and some other specific files. I do not sync OS, Applications, or VMs; I manage these independently in each computer.
    Also, this is only one of the backups; I also do periodic CCC clones.
     

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