Is there a way to sync two computers on a regular basis?

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  1. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    So I've got my mac pro, and my MacBook Pro. I use the MBP on the road a lot, and when I get home, I want all the stuff I did to be on my Desktop. Is there a way to get only updated files from certain folders on the laptop to automagically copy onto the desktop?
     
  2. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    yes there is an application out there that is free, i am trying to remember the name, let me check and post it, but also throw it to google too. Also, .mac if you have an account is supposed to help facilitate this to a decent degree, but certainly is not complete if i remember correctly.
     
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    I don't use it, but arRsync looks funny! It utilises the inbuilt rsync functionality of OSX so it can't be all bad. :)
     
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    thanks, i'll check it out
     
  7. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    YAR! :cool:
     
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    On the other hand, it's only $30.

    You can do it through Apple Server, too, but that's starting at $500.
     
  11. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    is Apple Server the only way to sync 2 user accounts?
     
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    uumm if you are syncing the computers it would only sync user accounts/documents etcetc... it wouldnt sync the system would it?? that would be stupid!!
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    There's no point in syncing the system and you'll run into all sorts of troubles if you use PPC and Intel machines together. Having said that, I don't doubt a lot of these apps have that ability as technically you're just telling them to sync a folder. They don't really care what's in it.
     
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    thats me point, cauz each OS has different drivers and what not for the system. would be pretty stupid to me...

    maybe syncing home folders or wateva is a good idea. id be up for that.
     
  16. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Maybe I should have been more specific, I'm not looking to sync drivers, programs, etc. Just data!

    thanks for all the suggestions, I'll have to try some of them out when I get off the road and actually have a day at home!
     
  17. basicfiend macrumors member

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    Do any programs sync browser settings across computers as well as data files?
     
  18. mepcc macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to sync two computers on a regular basis?

    Believe Firefox for Mac has Xmarks add on that will do sych your browser settings - can't speak to data files
     
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