Experts: Keeping 3 computers in sync and anywhere access to media.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by entatlrg, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    I'm looking for a simple and reliable way to do two things:

    1. Keep my files in sync on my 3 computers. The files I want to sync across my 3 computers are working/reference files, documents, cad drawings, photo's, some video, about 40gb of data in total.

    2. Set up 'anywhere access' so that I can access my files stored on my computers, USB drives and Time Capsule from anywhere in the world when I'm traveling. I have about 500gb of files, photo's, movies on my Mac Pro and TC that I'd like to be able to access remotely.

    For me it's confusing and there is a lot of options from MobileMe, DropBox, Sugar Sync, Time Capsule, HP Media Smart server plus all the online back up services I don't know where to start.

    The computers and equipment I have is a Mac Pro, 15" MBP, MacBook Air, Time Capsule and a few USB drives. I have only a 1TB drive in my Mac Pro at this time.

    What do you use or recommend?

    Thanks.
     
  2. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    So far I've thought of buying an HP MediaSmart Server and using Sugarsync ...
    good idea?
     
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    I use a NAS connected to my home router which I can use to access files remotely, I also use MobileMe/iDisk. It's not really feasible for accessing media files due to their size.

    But seriously, how effectively are you going to be able to access 500 Gb of files remotely?
     
  4. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    It's being done, and I'd like to learn the best way to do it. Home Server?
     
  5. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    With that much data you're trying to access I was thinking at least a T3.
     
  6. jtmx29 macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure about Mac OSX because I am rather new to the OS. However, in the Windows world with Windows NT - 7 you can setup shares that will automatically copy certain files to computers on your network (I.E.) workgroup. I would look into something like this before you actually by a server configuration.
     
  7. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    Anyone else have sync'd Mac computers? How did you set it up?

    Does anyone have 'anywhere access' to files stored on their home computer?
     

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