Use Automator or other app to Sync MobileMe?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Chupa Chupa, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    I find the options to sync in the MobleMe pref pane (manual, hourly, daily, weekly) too limiting. If set to daily it always starts syncing when I'm in the middle of heavy work and is annoying. If I set to manual I alway forget and then iCal is always incomplete.

    What I'd like to do is set Mobile me to sync manually and then let script signal to sync MobileMe at times when I'm no usually by my computer, say 1pm, and 2am. My problem is I'm not much of a programmer and don't really see anything in Automator that would do the job. Anyone know of how to get this done?
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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  3. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Like I said, it always starts syncing when I'm doing some disk intensive task, or getting ready to and it just slows things down. I'd like to find a way I can gain a little control over when it syncs like you can do with a backup app.
     
  4. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a

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    Chupa, Let me guess... Do you have a G4 Mac?

    I have 3 Macs I keep synced up perfectly. 2 - older G4's and 1 - new Intel 2.8ghz 24" iMac. I can't tell the new Intel is syncing, it flies...

    Syncing really slows down the older Mac's... Time for new Mac's... Snow Leopard is when I will do it since it will leave the G4's behind anyway...
     
  5. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    No G4s. Just two MPBs and a MP. Speed has nothing to do with my issue though. It's the amount of time the syncing hogs my hard drive writing files to iDisk.

    Anyway I'm not complaining as much as looking for a new way to tell my Macs when to sync. If I can tell it to sync daily why can't I tell it what time of day that daily sync should be.
     
  6. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    If MobileMe syncing in the background slows down your computer(s), then there is probably something wrong with them. The size of the data it sends back and forth is miniscule.
     

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