Looking for a way to sync iTunes libraries via SFTP

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rogersmj, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. rogersmj macrumors 68020

    rogersmj

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    I'm trying to find the best solution to have a full copy of my iTunes library from my home Mac synced to my MacBook Pro, no matter where I am (meaning I need it to work not just when I'm home on my LAN, but from anywhere. Yes, I have SSH access punched through to my home machine). I want true synchronization, meaning if I add/delete/rate/edit metadata on my MBP, I want those changes to show up on the Mac at home.

    I've found software like SuperSync, Syncopation, Slingshot, etc, that appear to do at least some of this on a local network, but I haven't found one yet (or I can't tell from their product pages) that is seamless, automatic, and works over an SSH/SFTP connection if necessary. Does anyone do this? Does anyone have any recommendations?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Cyberduck might work for your needs. The one thing it doesn't do is automatic synchronization. It handles everything else you need, though.
     
  3. rogersmj thread starter macrumors 68020

    rogersmj

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    Thanks, but I've got Transmit, I don't need Cyberduck. I know how to setup automatic FTP synchronizations of regular files, but Transmit isn't smart enough to examine all the iTunes metadata and properly merge them. That's why there's a market for those other programs I listed, I suppose. I'm just looking for someone who actually does this to offer some advice from their personal experience.
     

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