Syncing MM with MBP

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Trvlngnrs, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Trvlngnrs macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2010
    Is there a way I can sync new info back and forth?

    Ideally I'd like the new info added to Word documents, .rtf docs, new photo's in iPhoto/Aperture and new iTunes media to update on each computer.

    Will Carbon Copy Cloner do this over Bluetooth or a Ethernet cable? If not will any other program?

  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Well, there is Dropbox and rsync to start with...
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    CCC via an Ethernet cable or wireless LAN connection will do. Also have a look at ChronoSync, it might be more convenient for your case.
  4. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2013
    i quite like chronosync. CCC is nice for backups, but not so amazing for bi-directional sync.. Chrono on the other hand is like magic :D
  5. Trvlngnrs thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2010
    Thanks for the info guys. I was looking at Chronosync and it looks like it will do everything I want it to.

    It even has the capability to sync to an external hard drive that I can use between the two computers, you just have to pay for the program on each computer....
  6. jbarley, Jan 28, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014

    jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    as mentioned in an earlier post "DropBbox", it works instantly for live real time syncing, and it is free.
    Also download the free app 'MacDropAny', this simplifies the set up for syncing.
    Once set up your syncs are totally invisible and require no further action on your part.
    And did I mention, this is all for Free?
  7. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2013
    Sure, and then you are stuck with a) limited "free" disk space. and b) (if you are one to care) all the privacy concerns of someone else storing your data... not for me, thank you very much!
  8. dbroncos78087 macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    The only legit concern (in my mind) is the disk space. But that can be averted by not setting up Dropbox to make a folder on your computer and keeping the data entirely in the cloud. The privacy concern is really overblown (in my mind). I don't know what most people keep in their Dropbox, but I am willing to bet that no one is going to steal it and if they do they won't be able to do much with it.
  9. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    I use Dropbox (up to a free 5GB) for docs and Photostream via iCloud for new photos.

    Both work pretty seamlessly and let me sync across an MBP, iMac (at work) and MM (at home).

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