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Let's say a laptop and desktop (Mac mini). I want to keep both in sync when on the same network. What's the very best way to automatically sync specific folders?


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closed as off topic by Jeff Atwood Jun 10 '09 at 1:12

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Jeff, This is sysadmin related since I'm the admin of both systems, and synchronization is an administrative topic (you even have a tag for it ;) – Jordan Jun 10 '09 at 12:54
up vote 1 down vote accepted
  • Old school: rsync (should be installed already)
  • New school: Dropbox
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Dropbox doesn't mention much about security. Saying that the data is 256 AES encrypted when stored doesn't fill me with confidence, really. However, I really like the suggestion. Thanks. – Jordan Jun 10 '09 at 12:52

Microsoft Windows Live Sync Is for mac, is free and is GREAT!

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Thanks for the comment, I'll take a look. URL doesn't work though. – Jordan Jun 10 '09 at 12:52
url works, i just checked – Magnetic_dud Jun 10 '09 at 21:41
ah, windows live sync, encrypts data before sending on the internet – Magnetic_dud Jun 10 '09 at 21:42

Mobile Me is what apple would like you to use but you can also check Busysync, it works OK to sync ical. and Chronosync to sync files.

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Not so much worried about iCal. I tried Chronosync in the past and was disappointed. Might need to take another look. Thanks. – Jordan Jun 10 '09 at 12:53

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