best way to keep docs on a Mac Pro & MBP in sync ?

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  1. Junk DNA macrumors regular

    Junk DNA

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    Okay as you can see in my previous post
    the temptation to buy a Mac Pro is, for me, almost irresistible.
    Now currently I have a MBP which I carry to and from the office each day (can't bare to work on the PCs in the office) and it has about 3Gb of docs, both personal and work related.

    I'll want to have those docs on both the MP & MBP and I'll want them in sync. What's the best way to keep those docs in sync????

    I'd also be curious to hear how people deal with keep their iTunes library in sync across two machines.

    thanks in advance ???
     
  2. hakuryuu macrumors 6502

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    I would have said MobileMe but after checking it won't sync files, though you could have all of your docs stored on iDisk which is part of MobileMe. Its a little slow though. Another option would be something like a WD My Book World Edition which has remote access. But that would probably also depend on your office firewall allowing the connection from outside the network.
     
  3. mfarley2 macrumors newbie

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  4. Ploki macrumors 68020

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    external disk, firewire preferably.
    ill go down that route
     
  5. Junk DNA thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do use iDisk as a secondary backup for essential files, but I'd be loath to use it for keeping several gigs of docs in sync - its just to slow !
     
  6. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on how much control you have over the network the Mac Pro is on, I would suggest setting up an rsync server on it and just sync the files over to the MBP.
     
  7. Junk DNA thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was hoping to avoid carry one more piece of kit around.
    I guess the best way forward is a a wireless method for the MBP to sync with the MB every time I bring it home...
     
  8. Junk DNA thread starter macrumors regular

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    looks interesting.

    Anyone here using SugarSync ???
     
  9. mfarley2 macrumors newbie

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    I've just started using it to share files with my clients. It's worked out pretty well so far.
     
  10. macffooky macrumors regular

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    Dropbox does the job for me and it's 100% free and cross-platform.

    Edit: Didn't realise that >2GB was, er, not free. Sorry.
     
  11. Junk DNA thread starter macrumors regular

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    if I went with DropBox I'd need to use the Pro version to get enough space....

    think I'll google to see if anyone had done comparison between SugarySync and DropBox
     

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