iMac & MacBook-How to keep files exact on both?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by MattyMac, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. MattyMac macrumors 68000

    MattyMac

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    I just picked up a new aluminum MacBook. I also have an iMac. Is there a way to make everything the same on both systems? If I change or add a file to one it will do the same on the other. Basically keeping them in sync. I do have mobile me if that helps.
     
  2. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    You can start with carbon copy cloner.

    after that i don't know.
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    If you have MobileMe, anything you put in your iDisk will be the same on any computer you access the iDisk from.

    You also might want to check out ChronoSync. It's a third-party tool that's typically recommended in discussions like this. Takes a little bit to get setup, but it's fairly powerful and can keep everything in sync.
     
  4. MattyMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I only have 10gb of storage on iDisk.

    I'll look into ChronoSync.

    Thanks.
     
  5. MattyMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ChronoSync is $30. Does anyone know of a software that does the same thing for free and is just a reliable?
     
  6. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    ChronoSync is just a GUI version of the rysnc command line tool. Learn how to use the Terminal and rysnc or pay the $30.

    Also, Microsoft's Live Mesh will keep designated folders in sync between both Macs and PCs. It's free, for now. www.mesh.com
     

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