keep home computers in sync

Discussion in 'macOS' started by marc.garcia, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. marc.garcia macrumors regular

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    Hi there,

    I was wondering if it is possible to use migration assistant for the purpose of keeping home computers in sync. I already have a NAS server so data files are already available for my computers, but it is rather annoying to be at one of them and realizing that the app I want to use is installed on the other one... so, is there any solution for that? any sort of dropbox for system configuration and applications?

    thanks a million in advance for sharing your knowledge!! :)
     
  2. joecool99 Suspended

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    does not LION auto sunc via cloud feature ?
     
  3. marc.garcia thread starter macrumors regular

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    well, yeah, it autosyncs but not applications, just user files... I want a sort of iCloud but for applications and user preferences.
     
  4. joecool99 Suspended

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    that sounds like whining. why don't you simply install the apps you use on all you systems ?
     
  5. marc.garcia thread starter macrumors regular

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    With all due respect, don't you think that is the standard way of getting applications installed on a comptuer? do you think that if that satisfied me I would have created this thread?

    Do you have multiple computers? if so, don't you think is a wasted of time having to install the same applicication over and over again, specially when Apple has such a great app called Migration Assistant?
     
  6. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    Migration assistant should do it for you, but it isn't really a sync solution. It will get you to the point where you have the same app set on each computer, although, you may have to re-enter license codes for some.

    A better solution might be to get a copy of Lion server ($49, £34) to administer each of your machines.
     

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