2 MACS SAME INFORMATION

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2 MACS SAME INFORMATION

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is possible to duplicate the information from one Mac to another? i like I can do?
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You can copy your data file to another Mac, for sure - but it's not automatic.

There are instructions in the help, under "where do I find my MacDive data".
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anyone tryed dropbox for this? maybe macdive can have dropbox support in the future
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Yep have tried it, but that didn’t work for me. (OS 10.7.2 and MacDive2.1.1)

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Hi.

You probably tried using the Folder Alias the Finder creates with "Make Alias"? Because that won't work.
However, I found that (using the terminal) and using real symbolic links works fine, assuming you want to move the MacDive folder right into your Dropbox folder and your Dropbox folder is located in ~/Dropbox (if not, just adjust the paths accordingly)

Make sure MacDive is not running while doing this!

In the Terminal:

Go to your Application support folder:

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cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/
Move your ~/Library/Application Support/MacDive folder to ~/Dropbox/MacDive:

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mv MacDive/ ~/Dropbox/
Create a symbolic link from your Application Support folder to the MacDive folder in the Dropbox:

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ln -s ~/Dropbox/MacDive
As nick said in another post already though: MacDive isn't made for syncing data this way, you should only have MacDive open on one computer at once and to be on the safe side wait for the sync to finish before opening it on another computer.
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honigferd wrote: Create a symbolic link from your Application Support folder to the MacDive folder in the Dropbox:

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ln -s ~/Dropbox/MacDive
I think this should be

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ln -s ~/Dropbox/MacDive MacDive
As nick said in another post already though: MacDive isn't made for syncing data this way, you should only have MacDive open on one computer at once and to be on the safe side wait for the sync to finish before opening it on another computer.
Can't agree more!

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lionel wrote:
honigferd wrote: Create a symbolic link from your Application Support folder to the MacDive folder in the Dropbox:

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ln -s ~/Dropbox/MacDive
I think this should be

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ln -s ~/Dropbox/MacDive MacDive
That's the long way, if the link doesn't have a different name from the original it's not necessary to specify the name. Probably easier to understand with all parameters in place though. :-)
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