Using a MacBook with Desktop.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by christurbo, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. christurbo macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2009
    Staffordshire, UK
    I posted this elsewhere however I suppose there might be some people in here who might have a solution.

    I have an iMac Mini Server (used as a desktop only), with all my content and data. I.e. iTunes Library, iPhoto Library, Files, etc, etc.

    I have just bought a(nother!) MacBook Air 11" to use when out and about and for business.

    I would predominantly use it for internet browsing, emails, VMWare fusion (Windows), etc.
    However I would like to edit documents (MS). So I could just use dropbox for that.

    The question is if I would like to access other content like iTunes library, and iPhoto library from my Mac Mini Server when out and about how could I do that without duplicating databases? Is there anyway to sync one library between devices?

  2. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2012
    United Kingdom
    You could use something like LogMeIn Hamachi or Slink to connect to your mac mini at home and then your computer will be available for files over the Internet so documents etc and most importantly iTunes. Hope this is what your looking for.
  3. cledet macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    You could use jakesaunders27's suggestion or just turn on file sharing on your Mac Mini and connect to those libraries from your MacBook Air.

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