Syncing two macs remotely - via timecapsule?

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

  1. jedijk macrumors newbie

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    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: http://www.macgurulounge.com/make-time-machine-remotely-back-up-to-your-time-capsule/

    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.

    Best
    -j
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    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 demi-god

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    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

    :
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1504104?start=0&tstart=0

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

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