Syncing folder on hard drive betweeen 2 laptops?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by pjny, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010

    I have a Macbook(laptop #1) I take to work with me and that fills up with photos in different subfolders in a main Photo folder.

    I would like to automate the following process:

    1) Photos in PHOTO folder are automatically copied from laptop #1 to extenal drive when I connect it to external drive.

    2) Connecting hard drive to laptop #2(home laptop) automatically syncs PHOTO folder with PHOTO folder in laptop #2 ssd.

    I have Chronosync, Superduper, Carbon Copy Cloner. Chronosync doesn't do automatic syncing.

    I was looking at SYNK. I think this might fit the bill but I see it has some issues in the past.
  2. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    If this is a one-way copy Laptop1=>External Drive=>Laptop2 then just use Carbon Copy Cloner to run a job on each machine when the drive is attached, sync Laptop1 TO the Ext, sync Laptop2 FROM the Ext.
  3. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

    Crazy Badger

    Apr 1, 2008
    I use ownCloud to achieve this, but I'm using a 3rd (non-OSX) machine as the ownCloud server. Might be possible between 2 machines though?

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