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activoice

join:2008-02-10
York, ON
reply to Black20VT

Re: [Free] Syncing Software

If it's small amount of data you could use Dropbox (depending on your account limit) and just save those files to your Dropbox folder, where they will automatically be synced across all devices that are connected to Dropbox.

Alternatively if you have a Gmail account you could look at Google Drive

»drive.google.com/
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For manual solutions...
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When I am at home I use SyncBack Free to sync files between my laptop, desktop and my server:

»www.2brightsparks.com/download-syncback.html

To Sync files while you are not on your local network though you will probably need to establish a VPN connection to your server.

Another alternative I guess would be to setup an FTP server at home, and use an FTP client on your laptop to push your updates to your server.

Another alternative is Box.net When I signed up using my Ipod Touch I got 50gb for free, and you can connect to it over WebDav. But this would basically be cloud storage.

One thing to note about syncing files while you are away... if you are doing a lot of uploading to your server, you are going to be restricted by the upload bandwidth. At home I only have a 6 mb down, 1mb up connection, so uploading takes a long time if you are talking about large file sizes.


Black20VT

join:2003-05-30
UK
said by activoice:

If it's small amount of data you could use Dropbox (depending on your account limit) and just save those files to your Dropbox folder, where they will automatically be synced across all devices that are connected to Dropbox.

I've looked at Dropbox in the past and seems very similar to what Sugarsync offer. Although it does appear to have the advantage that if it recognises you're on the same LAN as the files to be synced, it'll sync bypassing the 'cloud'.

said by activoice:

Alternatively if you have a Gmail account you could look at Google Drive

»drive.google.com/

I actually do have Google Drive already, but using it in a very basic way at the moment. Perhaps I'll re-visit this and see if I can find a guide to use it for syncing across devices...

said by activoice:

For manual solutions...

When I am at home I use SyncBack Free to sync files between my laptop, desktop and my server:

»www.2brightsparks.com/download-syncback.html

I did try that in the past, before settling for FreeFileSync.

said by activoice:

To Sync files while you are not on your local network though you will probably need to establish a VPN connection to your server.

I've a VPN to home already, so that could be another option.

said by activoice:

Another alternative I guess would be to setup an FTP server at home, and use an FTP client on your laptop to push your updates to your server.

Hmm, that sounds a little complicated for me

said by activoice:

Another alternative is Box.net When I signed up using my Ipod Touch I got 50gb for free, and you can connect to it over WebDav. But this would basically be cloud storage.

Similar to Sugarsync, Dropbox etc... Plenty of choice with the Cloud middle man.

said by activoice:

One thing to note about syncing files while you are away... if you are doing a lot of uploading to your server, you are going to be restricted by the upload bandwidth. At home I only have a 6 mb down, 1mb up connection, so uploading takes a long time if you are talking about large file sizes.

My home connection should be fine (78MB Down, 20MB Up), so the bottleneck would be wherever I am. This is why I'm thinking a manual sync when away from home is the best option.

I'd really like to avoid going through the cloud and just have a direct sync between laptop and server really...