Syncing two macs remotely - via timecapsule?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jedijk, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. jedijk macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2012
    Is it possible to to sync an Air and a Macbook Pro remotely using the same Time Capsule?

    Longer explanation: I want to keep my Air at home and the Pro in another part of the country - relieving me of transporting machines from here to there.

    Are forward and backwards syncs possible through remote connections to a 1T Time capsule?

    I found this:

    which requires a MobileMe account, but i'm thinking it may be possible by using VPN or some mojo. I'm just way over my head in networking possibilities here.

    Any help much appreciated.

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I am not aware of any way to use a Time Machine/Time Capsule to sync like you want. I think you would be better off using a combination of iCloud and Dropbox on both machines to stay synced. That is what I use and it is fairly seamless.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I don't think this is easy, but i do think it's possible to use a VPN....Two way traffic is definitely built in....I back up 3 Macs with my TC....

    Some information below, but you may need third party involvement...Cisco etc


    Reading through carefully may give you more of an idea of what's involved.

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